1911-2004

MACHIAS – Roy C. Rice, 92, of Machias, formerly of Auburn, died Wednesday, March 10, at Marshall Health Care Facility.

Mr. Rice was born in Northfield, July 14, 1911, the son of Jesse and Martha (Lyons) Rice. He graduated from Machias High School and was a Veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Rice was employed as a mechanic in the Lewiston and Auburn areas, and a gas attendant at Jimmy’s Restaurant in Auburn. Mr. Rice enjoyed playing his fiddle and harmonica.

Survivors include two sons, Deane and Clayton Rice; a brother, Ernest Rice of Jonesport and Biloxi, Miss.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Edna; a son, Bruce Rice; a sister, Evelyn Smith; and a brother, Alden Rice.

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