Florence M. (Cookie) Rice


Florence M. (Cookie) Rice, 75, of West Pittsburg, passed away the afternoon of Feb. 9, 2019, at UPMC Jameson. Born in New Castle on Sept. 2, 1943, Florence was the daughter of Albert P. Sr. and Josephine Macchiarelli Dudich. Surviving at home is her loving husband of 55 years, Terence Rice, whom she married on Jan. 9, 1964.
Florence was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish. She enjoyed playing Bingo, visiting casinos and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother who cherished the times she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Florence is survived by her three children, Donald Rice and his wife, Debra, of Pittsburgh, Terence Rice Jr. and his wife, Elizabeth, and Robert (Himer) Rice and his wife, Tammy, both of West Pittsburg; a brother, Albert P. Dudich Jr. of Tampa, FL; a sister, Vicky Brown of West Pittsburg; eight grandchildren, Delaney Rice, Bryanna Rice, Alexis Rice, Terence Rice III, Allison Tilton and husband, Jordan DeBona, Jared DeBona and wife, and Adam Brown; and a great-grandchild, Ajax Tilton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Mary Ann Rosati; and a granddaughter, Emily Brown.
Visitation is Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 941 S. Mill St. A Blessing Service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 10 a.m., officiated by Deacon John Carran. Burial will take place at St. Vitus Cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
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