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Joel V. Rice

May 29, 1959 - November 16, 2019

Visitation: Thursday, November 21st 10:00-11:00 a.m. Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton

Funeral Service: Thursday, November 21st 11:00 a.m. Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton

Burial: Following the service at Evergreen Cemetery

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Warwick, MA and formerly of Woodville-

Joel V. Rice, 60, of Warwick, MA, formerly of Woodville, MA, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 16, 2019. Born in Worcester, MA, he was the son of Alden and Dorenda (Stewart) Rice.

Joel graduated with high honors from Keefe Regional Technical School in Framingham, MA, and was an avid top-notch machinist.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, four-wheeling, many vacations to Ogunquit Beach, and his dog Jake.

Besides his  mother, Joel is survived by his loving wife Martha (Pratt) Rice; two sons, Jeremy and Daniel; his sister, Ethel (Temple), a nephew, nieces, in-laws and cousins.  He was predeceased by his brother, Howard Rice.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 21st from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com A funeral home service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society or American Heart Association.