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Sue 'Sara' A. Rice, 60, of Lewiston, NY, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Buffalo General Hospital in Buffalo, NY. Born on April 28, 1957, in Niagara Falls, NY, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Beltrano) DiPasquale.
Sara grew up in Niagara Falls, and attended local Catholic schools. On October 18, 1986, she married Ronald R. Rice. She worked in banking for over 40 years, starting at Permanent Bank and later at Key Bank in consumer lending. Most recently, she was employed at M&T Bank in Niagara Falls and Buffalo, where she served as an Assistant Vice President in charge of consumer lending for the Northeast Region. Sara served as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Peter's Church in Lewiston, NY, and was also a former member of the Parish Council. Her life centered on her family, friends, and her dogs Honey and Baby. She always enjoyed frequent breakfast gatherings with her friends. Above all, Sara always put herself last so that the less fortunate could be taken care of first.
In addition to her husband of 30 years, Sara is survived by her son, Christopher C. Rice; three siblings, Joseph (Marilyn) DiPasquale, Pat Dipasquale Carroll, Sam J. (Kerry) DiPasquale; her nieces and nephews, Anthony (Jennifer) DiPasquale, Lenny Breeden, Joseph Carroll, Stacie DiPasquale, Jill (Jeff) Manka, Alanna Ballone, Alexis Marie, Tara (Matt) May, Charles Rice and Elizabeth Rice; her brother-in-law, Dr. Charles D. (Debbie) Rice; her sister-in-law, Lorraine D. (Lee Keener) Rice; one aunt and many great nieces, great nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be on Tuesday from 3-8 PM at the M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY, where funeral services will be held at 9 AM on Wednesday, May 31st, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at St. Peter's Church, 620 Center Street, Lewiston, NY. Interment in St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown, NY.
Visit mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for register.
Published on May 27, 2017
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