Alberta Rice 1937-2018

CORTLAND — Alberta White Rice, 80, passed away Thursday afternoon, March 8, 2018, at her home surrounded by her family.

Alberta was born May 17, 1937, in Oakland, Md., a daughter of the late Austin and Bertha Shockey White.

She worked at Packard Electric for 30 years until she retired in December 1997. She was a former member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Vienna and a member of St. Robert Catholic Church in Cortland.

She loved being in the kitchen baking and cooking, always giving to others. She loved to travel, always going somewhere.

Alberta will be deeply missed by her children, Regina (Allen) Hodgkinson and Mary Ann (Joe) Reinert; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Stuart E. Rice, whom she married Dec. 11, 1953; her three sons, Kevin, Steven and Richard Rice; one brother; and one sister.

Friends and family may visit 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Lane Family Funeral Homes Shafer-Winans Chapel, 164 N. High St., Cortland.

A Mass of Christian burial will take place at noon Friday, March 16, 2018, at St. Robert Catholic Church in Cortland, officiated by the Rev. Carl Kish.

Entombment will take place at Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Alberta’s memory to St. Robert Catholic Church in Cortland.

Friends and family may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

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