Priscilla Rice

Priscilla H. Rice (Crawford)

Thursday, June 16th, 1949 - Monday, June 22nd, 2020
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Priscilla H. Rice, 71, a resident of Morgan Street in Bennington died Monday June 22, 2020 at her residence surrounded by her family following a brief illness.

She was born in Bennington, VT on June 16, 1949. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Phyllis (Lockrow) Crawford. Priscilla received her education in Bennington and was a graduate of Mount Anthony Union High School class of 1967.

She married William Rice on October 13, 1973 at Saint Peters Episcopal Church in Bennington.

In earlier years Priscilla was employed in the food service department at Putnam Memorial Hospital in Bennington. She also worked with her uncle Harvey at Ben Pastry, later at Stanley Tools, and for many years worked in the food service department at the North Bennington, Woodford and Monument Schools from which she retired in 2011.

Priscilla enjoyed sewing, crocheting and spending time at their camp on Lake Champlain.

Survivors include her husband William Rice of Bennington. A daughter, Emily Rice and her husband Robert Denue of Bennington. A son, Henrick Rice and his wife Katie of Weare, New Hampshire. Five grandchildren, Owen and Natalie Denue and Ben, Bruce and Maggie Rice. Nine brothers and sisters and their spouses, Stephen and Christine Crawford, Theodore and Linda Crawford, Jeffrey and Andrea Crawford, Eric and Jayne Crawford, Melinda and Jeffrey Santarcangelo, Laurie and Michael Myers all of Bennington, Eric, Melody and Daniel Zwynenburg of Pownal, VT, Elizabeth and Paul Lemperle of Hoosick Falls, NY and Joseph and Christina Crawford of Arlington, VT along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic there will be no calling hours or funeral services.

A celebration of Priscilla’s life will be held at a later date.

If friends desire contributions in memory of Priscilla H. Rice may be made to Ones Favorite Charity through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, Vermont 05201.

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Scott Longtin

Posted at 08:38am
Bill and Family. Our hearts are broken with the loss of Cill. We have many great memories of time spent at your camp and on the Big Pond. All our Love. Scott & Mary Longtin.♥️♥️

Carol C. Harrington

Posted at 08:40am
My heart goes out to the Crawford & Rice families. Bill, Emily & Henrick & families: my sincere sympathy to all of you with the loss of a wonderful wife, Mom, & grandmother. Cil was a friend to all and had a heart of gold. We are all blessed to have known her as a friend. My thoughts & prayers are with you all at this difficult time & hope that fond memories of Cil will ease your sorrows ❤️❤️
Love, Carol Harrington & family

Connie Lawton

Posted at 02:38pm
Cill will be missed! She was a beautiful person.
Our hearts are with each and every one of you. Thinking of you all and sending much love and prayers ❤️❤️❤️
Connie Dean and Jaiden

Denise Therriault-Taff

Posted at 08:35am
To the Rice and Crawford families, I am so sorry for your loss. Pricilla was such a loving, caring, wonderful lady who was always so friendly and upbeat. She was a firecracker, so full of energy and Life. Thoughts and prayers to all for your loss.

Posted at 04:14pm
I am so sad to read the passing of Priscilla. Bill and family I extend my heartful condolences.
To Crawford Family: Its been awhile since I have seen each of you. I have always thought of my self as family. Cil was a great person and her love to laugh, made everyone smile. Go foward my friend and see the adventures on the otherside. Peace has come.

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