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EUSTIS, Fla. - Roger W. Rice, 83, of The Villages, Fla., passed away in Eustis on March 5, 2014. He was born in Lubec, and lived in Saugus, Mass., for many years.

He retired to Moosehead Lake and since 2007 he spent the summer in Lily Bay Township and the winter in The Villages, Fla. He was a television technician and cameraman at WCVB - Channel 5 in Boston for many years. Roger was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fly fishing, tying his own flies, kayaking, riding snowmobiles and playing golf with his Villages neighbors.

He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Audrey. Roger is also survived by his children, Stephen Rice and his wife, Patricia, of Bartlesville, Okla., Pamela Morrissey and her husband, Jay, of Tewksbury, Mass., Janet Teitgen and her husband, Bob, of Pittsford, N.Y.; his stepchildren, Jeffrey Diamond and his wife, Denise, of North Reading, Mass., and Susan Whitney and her husband, Mark, of Dunstable, Mass.; as well his brothers, Malcolm Rice of The Villages, Fla., and David Rice of Lubec. Loving grandfather of Morgan and Matthew Rice, Patrick and Erin Morrissey, Abby and Emma Teitgen, Christian and Haley Diamond and Samantha and Andrea Whitney.

A memorial service will be held in May in Greenville Junction. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to: People's United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 91, Greenville Junction, ME 04442. Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral Directors, 326 E. Orange Ave., Eustis, Fla., 352-357-4193.You may share your own special thoughts and memories by visiting www.hamlinhilbish.com.
Published on  March 10, 2014
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