Mrs Monica Rice

MRS Jane Monica Rice, who passed away at her home, 30 Dunwellan Road, Newcastle, on June 25, was a respected and popular member of her community and will be sadly missed. She was 82.

A loving housewife, she was married to her husband, Edward, for 59 years. They were blessed with three sons, James, Edward and Joseph, and three daughters, Teresa, Nora and Andrea.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers Brian, Jerry and Kieran and their wives, nephews and nieces.

She was the daughter of the late Joe and Teresa Keenan and was also predeceased by her brothers, Sean, Adrian and Jimmy.

Mrs Rice had a number of interests, but particularly enjoyed music, dancing and watching films.

Requiem mass in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Newcastle, on June 30 was celebrated by Fr Jim Crudden, PP, and was followed by interment in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Bryansford.