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“The staff of the AmericanCancer Fund® at www.AmericanCancerFund.org is sorry to hear of Phyllis’ passing.We have just...Read More »
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“My sincere condolences to the Rice family. Prayers are sent your way. ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Vicki Buchanan - Tolland, CT

“On behalf of President/Chief Administrator David Eustis and the entire Northwest Catholic High School community, I offer my deepest sympathy on the...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Kimberly Spera - West Hartford, CT

“To my beloved Uncle Adam and his family,I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers and I wish you all peace.Love...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Shirley Rossano

“I am so, so sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs. Rice. I will always remember her as a warm, kind and loving soul! Sending the entire Rice family...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Katie Stein

“To My Beloved Uncle Adam and his Family,I am so very sorry for your loss and you are all in my thoughts and prayers.I wish you all Peace.Love,Shirley ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Dearest Tim, Shelley & family, our hearts ache for your loss. Your mom was a beautiful lady. We will remember her kind, gentle demeanor and her...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Donna & Bob Sicard - Phoenix, AZ

“Our sincere condolences. May memories comfort you in your time of sorrow. Pasquarelli Family ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Lori Breton - Windsor, CT

“We are so sorry for your loss. Your friends at the Hyatt House. ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Hyatt House - Windsor, CT

“Phyllis was a woman who could can, freeze, cook and bake anything you could ever want. I recall her and Adam at my parents farm when their children...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Rosemary Rice

“I will always remember Phyllis dating Adam and thinking she was the most beautiful redhead I have ever seen. It so difficult to loose your mate in...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Mary A. Rice

“My thoughts & prayers are with all of the family right now. Special condolences to Uncle Adam, loss is always so difficult. Christine (Babich)...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: christine Wright

“Deb and Steve- My sincerest condolences to you and your family during this very difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Melissa...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Melissa Marquis

“Aunt Phyllis brought her smile and twinkle into my life with her positive attitude and warm heart. I am profoundly glad to have known her, and so...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Linda

“I am very sorry for your loss My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: James Ransom - Tolland, CT

“Mrs Rice was a beautiful person inside and out. What a pleasure to have met her and shared notes during her illness. I will continue to pray for...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Kathleen Yeaton - East Granby, CT

“This was a beautiful woman who touched many lives. We will miss seeing her in church. Our thought's and prayers are with all of you who loved her.Ron...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: A friend


Phyllis Ann Rice, 81, of Windsor, beloved wife for 60 years of Adam Joseph Rice, passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 surrounded by her family at her home. Born in Chicopee, MA on March 30, 1934, daughter of the late John and Sophie (Wilk) Skorka, she was raised in Chicopee, MA and had lived in Windsor for 60 years. Phyllis met her husband Adam at a dance in Chicopee, MA in early 1950's and the couple fell in love and were married in 1955. Phyllis and her husband raised their six children in the Poquonock section of Windsor and her children and grandchildren remained her central focus throughout her life. In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, knitting, quilting, and tole painting. She loved the ocean, swimming, and spending the day at the beach with her family. A wonderful cook and baker, Phyllis passed her love of food onto her children and grandchildren teaching them how to make her favorite recipes. In recent years, Phyllis enjoyed attending all of her grandchildren's sporting events and activities. She was a faithful communicant of St. Joseph Church in Poquonock for over 60 years. She was predeceased by a son, Lawrence Adam Rice in 1984. Besides her husband Adam, she leaves a daughter, Deborah Huleatt and her husband Steven of Windsor; four sons, Dennis M. Rice of Windsor, Michael J. Rice and family friend, John "Mike" Buchanan of East Granby, Timothy J. Rice and his wife Shelley of Windsor, and David D. Rice and his wife Kelly of Ellington; a brother, William Skorka and Judy of Chicopee, MA; and eight grandchildren whom she cherished, Alexandra Rice-Viens Bowen and her husband Christopher of West Hartford, Thomas Huleatt of Wiscasset, ME, Christine Lynch and her husband Timothy of Milton, VT, Matthew Huleatt of Needham, MA, Zachary Rice, Kyle Rice, and Luke Rice all of Windsor, and Cassondra Rice of Ellington. Her family will receive friends on Friday, December 18, 4-8 p.m., at the Carmon Poquonock Funeral Home, 1816 Poquonock Ave., in the Poquonock section of Windsor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Saturday, December 19, 10 a.m., at St. Joseph Church, 1747 Poquonock Ave., Poquonock. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Poquonock.