Thomas D. Rice 68 of Surry died on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. He passed peacefully in the comfort of his home with his brother and extended family at hand.
Tom was born the son of Margaret (Bradey) and Claude Rice on June 8, 1944 in Springfield, VT. He was educated locally and graduated from Keene High School class of 1963.
He worked as a machinist for the Kingsbury Tool Company in Keene for forty three years before retiring in 2007.
Mr. Rice served in the reserve component of the U.S. Army. He completed his enlistment and was released at the rank of Sergeant with an honorable discharge.
In his free time Tom could be found snowmobiling in the winter. He was an enthusiastic builder and operator of Remote Control Planes.
Mr. Rice is survived by his brother Robert G. Rice of Surry. He is also survived by his close friends; Clyde and Sue Simino of Westmoreland, Jason and Becky Simino and their son Reggie of Westmoreland, Justin and Olivia Simino and their son Noah of Westminister, VT. He is predeceased by his parents, Claude and Margaret Rice.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 11am. in the family lot at Pleasant View Cemetery, 43 High St. Ludlow, VT. 05149 Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Thomas D. Rice to Hospice and Community Services, 390 Marlboro St. Keene, NH. 03431. All services are under the direction of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel, 44 Maple Ave. Keene. 03431. www.cheshirefamilyfuneralhome.com.