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Abbott E. Rice, Sr.

Abbott E. Rice, Sr. 79, a 40 year resident of Hudson died peacefully at his home in the presence of his loving family on Thursday April 28, 2011 following a brief illness.

He was born July 31, 1931 in Framingham, MA, son of the late Willard and Dorothy (Eames) Rice. He was also predeceased by a son, James Rice, in July of 2009.

Abbott was the husband of Annie (Kempton) Rice of Hudson with whom he shared 51 years of marriage.

Abbott was in the Naval Reserves and was Honorably Discharged in 1958. He was very proud of his education, having earned a M.ED and an ED.D from Boston University and receiving Director Emeritus of Placement in 2000 from Northern Essex Community College. Abbott had a career in education that stretched 50 years and included many years at Belknap College and Northern Essex Community College. He also had a 30 year career in the local community and local politics, being very active in Wattanick Grange, a member of the Community Church of Hudson, The Town of Hudson Town Council District 5 Councilor, Town of Hudson Code of Ethics Committee, and the Town of Hudson Conservation Board. He developed the Hudson Community Garden from 1995-1998 and was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star in Nashua.

Besides his loving wife Annie, survivors include a daughter Ann Tedeschi and her husband Frank of Plymouth, NH, Two sons Abbott “Rick” Rice, Jr. and his wife Kelley of Hudson, David Rice and his wife Laurel of Wakefield, MA. Seven grandchildren; Sabrina, Troy, Kyle, Bradley, Timothy, Linnea, and Abigail. Two brothers, George Rice and his wife Sandy of Cotuit, MA, Willard Rice, Jr. and his wife Joan of Punta Gorda, FL. As well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visiting Hours will be held on Sunday May 1st from 4pm-7pm in the DUMONT-SULLIVAN FUNERAL HOME 50 FERRY ST. IN HUDSON. A Funeral Service will take place on Monday May 2nd at 10am in the Community Church of Hudson, 19 Central St. in Hudson. All May Meet At Church. Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, 791 Walnut St., Newton, MA and All May Meet At The Cemetery For A 1pm Graveside Service. To send the family an online message of condolence or to send flowers, please visit www.dumontsullivan.com A Remembrance Video will be made available for online viewing following Sundays Visiting Hours. THE DUMONT-SULLIVAN FUNERAL HOME IN HUDSON IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.