LAVALE – Frances Patricia “Pat” Rice, 81, of LaVale, passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at Seasons Hospice in Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE.

Born October 24, 1936, in Hampstead, England, Pat was the daughter of the late Alec and Anne (Brambley) Smith.

In 1959, Pat moved to the United States of America to be with the love of her life, her husband, Paul Edward Rice. She worked for the Allegany County Board of Education as a secretary at Pullen Elementary School on the Frostburg State University Campus. In her free time, Pat enjoyed bowling, knitting, and reading when she wasn’t caring for her husband and son.

Surviving Pat are her husband, Paul Edward Rice, of LaVale, MD; and her son, Steven Rice and wife Donna, of Elkton, MD.

Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., is entrusted with arrangements, which are private.

Condolences for the family may be left at www.ScarpelliFH.com.