PORTLAND — Rose J. Rice, 77, of Oxford, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 12, at Maine Medical Center.

She was born in Damariscotta on April 4, 1940, the daughter of Walter Charles and Louise Blake Coffin. She attended Wiscasset schools and had been an Avon representative for 32 years. She married Bruce R. Rice on Feb. 9, 1980. She was a member of the First Congregational Church Thalians Club.

She is survived by her daughter, Betty Moore of Oxford; her sons, John Ames Jr. of Norway and Andrew Ames and wife, Donna of Waterford; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband in 1996; her father-in-law, Roy Rice; two sisters, Caroline Verrill and Vera Thorn; and a stepson, Scott Rice.

Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.chandlerfunerals.com.

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