Warwick, R.I. – Paula Rice died March 9 at Rhode Island Hospital.
She was the wife of Lewis Rice for 63 years. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., the daughter of the late Louis and Blanche (Jagolinzer) Backerman, she had lived in Warwick for 54 years, previously residing in Cranston. She worked for Ross-Simons for many years until her retirement. Paula was a member of Hadassah and a past member of Temple Sinai. Mother of Susan Rice of Warwick and Beth Rice of Boston, Mass. Sister of Carolyn Marks of Warwick. Aunt of three nephews.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to your favorite charity.