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

  •  www.Heart.org

Or the charity of your choice


  1. Ann Fisher on June 22, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    We will miss you so much! We will remember all the wonderful times spent together and God Bless you. Prayers for family. Gary & Ann

  2. Don & Jean Paradis on June 22, 2021 at 6:32 pm

    Pat will be greatly missed. He was a wonderful brother-in-law. Our sincere condolences and prayers for all the family. Love you all. Don & Jean

  3. Lloyd and Linda Storm on June 22, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    So very sorry for your loss Helen. Condolensces to you and the family. May he rest in peace. God bless and comfort you all.

  4. Tom and Kay Eaton on June 22, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    I’ve known Pat since I was 14, so he has been part of the family for a very long time. We are saddened by his passing. Our sympathy to the whole family. May he rest in peace. We are praying for all of you and love you so much.

  5. Deb Mayer on June 22, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    We are saddened by the loss of your dad. I know how much you loved him and he loved you and your family. Prayers of comfort to you, you let mom and sister, as well as your whole family.

    Deb, Mallory and Mason Mayer

  6. Debbie Michaud on June 23, 2021 at 6:19 am

    Helen and family, my sincere condolences to you all. Pat had a wonderful sense of humor. Sending my love and hugs to you all.

  7. The Lenz Family on June 23, 2021 at 6:19 am

    I am just so sorry to hear I know you can never really be prepared, and life is too short. I will forever have great memories of our combined family vacations over the years. Pat was one of a kind💞💞 Lots of Love and Hugs to all of you.

  8. Cherie Walker on June 23, 2021 at 9:03 am

    Im so sorry to hear of Uncle Pat’s passing. Our families always had such a good time whenever we’re together. So many good memories ♥️ I love you all and am sending a lot of love and hugs your way♥️

  9. Alva Rozar on June 23, 2021 at 11:05 am

    My deepest sympathy to Helen and the entire family. I know how much this hurts right now. May Pat rest in peace.

  10. Jeanne St.Peter on June 23, 2021 at 1:05 pm

    My dear Helen, my condolences go out to you and your whole family. As you know I loved Pat a lot. He made me laugh a lot. May God’s Love make your grief bearable. I love you so very much, Please call me any time. Bless you. Sister, Jeanne XXOO

  11. Al Kenyon on June 25, 2021 at 4:49 pm

    My love and condolences to Helen, Shirley, Michelle and Tom.

    Pat was like my brother, we met 60 years ago this month at submarine school in New London, Connecticut. We served together through submarine school, qualified in submarines together on the USS Sablefish and lived together through one year of nuclear power school.

    I went to Pat and Helen’s wedding in Portage, Maine by driving up from Florida.

    My family and the Rices were close friends with the births of our three children and throughout our years after serving together.

  12. Ann Paradis on June 25, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    Helen, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

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