EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

May 19, 2013

Jennifer F. Rice, 60

Groveland, MA — Jennifer F. (Tocci) Rice, 60, of Groveland, Mass., formerly of Milton, Mass., passed away May 14, 2013, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House with her family by her side after a long courageous battled with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Yvonne (Rioux) Tocci.

Jennifer was predeceased by her husband, Eric, and will be sadly missed by her daughter, Heather (Rice) McGhee; her husband, Jonathan; and her granddaughter, Caitlyn Yvonne McGhee of Methuen; her sisters, Michelle (Tocci) Lamarque and her husband, Maurice, of Walpole, Mass., and Susan (Tocci) Meehan and her husband, Carson, of Blythewood, S.C.; her brothers, Gregory Tocci and his wife, Colleen, of Sudbury, Mass., Bill Tocci and his wife, Wendy, of Groveland, Mass., Randy Tocci and his wife, Michelle, of Hampton, N.H., Peter Tocci and his wife, Peggy, of Groveland, Mass., and Mark Tocci and his wife, Melissa, of Merrimac, Mass.; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Jennifer worked for many years in the restaurant business and in recent years as treasurer at the family-owned engineering business, Crossfield Engineering, Inc. Jennifer and her husband, Eric, enjoyed their retirement years at their home on the Penobscot River in Mattawamkeag, Maine. Above all, she will be remembered for her dedication and love for her daughter and all her family. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and those who have cared for her these past two years.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her Funeral Mass on Tuesday, May 21, at 11 a.m. in St. Monica's Church, Methuen. Interment will be private.

For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jennifer’s memory to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, MA 01843 or Massachusetts General Hospital, Attention: Dr. Domato-Reilly, 15 Parkman Street, Boston, MA 02114 (please reference the MGH FTD Unit). To sign the family guest book, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Conte Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown.