Patrick RiceName: Patrick Rice
Date of Death: January 10, 2014
Age at death: 87
Patrick M. Rice, 87, Bradenton, passed away Jan. 10, 2014. He was born March 25, 1926 in Elcho, WI to the late Dennis E. and Clara H. (Borth) Rice. Patrick served with the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII. Following his military service he attended and graduated from the Benjamin Franklin University in Washington D.C. He then went to work as an Administrator for the Government and also as an accountant in the telephone industry. He moved to Bradenton in June of 1995 coming from St. Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands. Patrick's memberships included the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Disabled American Veterans, Rotary Club of South Manatee all of Bradenton. The Rotary Club of St. Thomas, Rotary Club of St. Thomas II, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, the Selective Service System all of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Patrick was the 11th of 13 children, 11 of whom have predeceased him. He is survived by his loving wife Mary (Condon) Rice of Bradenton, two sons; Christopher C. of Woodbridge, VA, Kevin F. (Maria Cruz) Rice of Bradenton, one daughter; M.C. Rice of Bradenton , one brother, Eugene (Dolores) Rice of Clintonville, WI, one granddaughter, Heather Marie Rice of Bradenton, numerous nieces and nephews and tons of cousins, and close friends.
A Family Eulogy was held at 9:15 A.M. with a Mass of Christian Burial that followed at 9:30 A.M. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 3100 26th St. W., Bradenton. Committal followed at Sarasota National Cemetery with military honors by the U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard. The family request that in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to the children's ministry at St. Joseph Catholic Church in his memory. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements by Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, Bradenton.