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Ruth Ellen Rice

May 14, 1922 - November 5, 2015

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Ruth Ellen Rice, 93, of Bellingham, passed away October 13, 2015. Born in Dorchester, she was the duaghter of the late Josephine (Ochs) and Ernest Ingalls. She was the wife of 70 years to the late Clyde E. Rice who passed away this past March.

Ruth graduated Dorchester High School at 16 years old and went on to Secretary School in NY. She had a strong Christian testimony and was a member of the Holliston Congregational Church from 1962-1975, the Hopkinton Congregational Church (FCC) from 1975-2000, and in the late 1950’s, she was a member of the Universalist Church in Woonsocket, and in the 1960’s the Globe Church in Woonsocket. Coming from a musical family, she began playing piano at 5 years old. She taught hundreds of piano students for over 50 years and taught piano at Dean Jr. College from 1970-1980. She was a choir director for 50 years and a church organist at many churches. She cooked wonderful Sunday meals and had a great sense of humor.

She is survived by her daughter, Janet Titus and her husband Greg and her son, David Rice. She also leaves behind 4 grandchildren, Eric and his wife Teresa, Andrew, Cherie and Holly. She is predeceased by two brothers, Philip and Norman Ingalls.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 17th at 10:00a.m. at Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree. A memorial service will be held on November 14th at 11:00a.m. in the chapel at Faith Community Church in Hopkinton with a collation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Faith Community Church, 146 East Main St. Hopkinton, MA 01748. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com