Frances "Frannie" Rice

Frances "Frannie" Jean Rice

2022

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Obituary of Frances "Frannie" Jean Rice

Frances Jean Rice nee Welch, 90 passed away February 3, 2022 at her home on St John Street in Walton. She was born December 23, 1931 on the family dairy farm on Route 10 south of Walton near Beers Brook. She was the daughter of Bert A. Welch and Mildred Budine Welch. Fran or Frannie was known to many in Walton. She was outgoing and friendly. She could often be found having a late breakfast at TAs restaurant where the staff would automatically serve her a “Frannie Special”. Frances graduated from Walton Central High School in 1949. She moved to Rockland and worked at Doc Benedict’s Pharmacy in Roscoe. In the early 1960’s she moved back to Walton where she worked in the office at Breakey Motors. She then worked as an assistant to different law firms in Walton. Upon retiring, she and her husband spent the winters in Bradenton with many other retired Waltonians. She was an active member of the United Methodist Church. She did her weekly shift at the DVH gift shop as a hospital auxiliary member. She enjoyed attending Budine family reunions. She always looked forward to setting up her tables in front of her house for the annual Walton yard sales. In her later years, she greatly appreciated the invitation to attend the holiday dinner for lawyers and their staffs. She was predeceased by her husband, William Rice, her parents, brother Bert, sister-in-law Thelma and nephew Duane H. Welch. She is survived by her nephew Rodney A. Welch, great nephew Andrew, and three grand nieces, Zoe, Amanda and Stacy. The family would like to thank Frannie’s friends and Methodist Church members who helped with her care during the past several years and who enriched her life. In particular her friends Willie Budine, Jean Hansen, Vickie Lee Cromie Schwartz and Scottie Fox were special to her. Fran had dogs throughout her life and in later years a succession of small poodles with her last being Sara. Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at the First United Methodist Church, 101 North St. Walton,from 1 to 2 PM, where services will be held at 2 PM with the Rev. Christine Lindberg, officiating. Friends and family may consider donating to the Methodist Church Building Fund or Heart of the Catskills Animal Shelter, PO Box 88 Delhi, NY 13753 in her memory.
Wednesday
9
February

calling hour

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
First United Methodist Church
101 North Street
Walton, New York, United States
Wednesday
9
February

Memorial Service

2:00 pm
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
First United Methodist Church
101 North Street
Walton, New York, United States