Patrick Francis Rice
Patrick Francis Rice was surrounded by his family and closest friend when he entered
eternal rest with our Father on Sunday June 20, 2021. He was born on October 30,
1942, in Madison, Wisconsin. Pat was preceded in his death by his parents Bernard and
Shirley (Robinson) Rice.
Pat is survived by his wife of 57 years Mary Helen Rice, children Shirley Rice Van
horenbeeck, Keith, and Michelle (Rice) Lage, his 4 grandchildren Allison Van
horenbeeck, Gabe Van horenbeeck, Adeline Lage and Alivia Lage, as well as his
brother Tom and his wife Barb, nephews Ryan, and Christopher and wife Angie Rice.
Pat lived a fulfilling, and successful 78 years and recently shared with us that “It’s been
a good run”. He will be missed dearly and cherished always. Pat’s strong-willed nature
was key to raising and leading his children to independence and success. He was a
veteran of the US Military Naval branch (1962 to 1967) and he sailed on the USS
Sablefish SS 303 and the John Marshal (a nuclear-powered submarine).
Pat had two life-long best friends that loved him and are like family, Al and Sherry
Services will be publicly held on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at Saint Alban Roe Church,
located at 2001 Shepard Road, Wildwood, MO 63038. Mass will be held from 1-2 PM,
followed by a Celebration of Life from 2-3:30 PM
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to:
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network a foundation devoted to patient care,
research and education.
- NCCN Foundation www.NCCNFoundation.org/donate
The American Heart Association
Or the charity of your choice