Eleanor S. Rice

Day and Time of Service: Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 2:00 p.m.

Location of Service:  Graveside
Interment: Gomel Chesed Cemetery, 245 Mt. Olivet Avenue McClellan Street, Newark, N.J. 07114

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Eleanor S. Rice passed away peacefully on Monday, October 23, 2017 in Manchester, New Hampshire.  She was 95.  Born in the Bronx, N.Y., she moved to Springfield in 1967 and remained there building a life with her late husband, Harry. and their son, Alan, until 2001 when she and Alan moved to New Hampshire.  While in school she attained a B.A. from Hunter College, New York City and a Masters from Columbia University both in education.  Eleanor worked as a teacher for over 30 years first at Yonkers High School in Yonkers, NY, then in the Cranford Public School system in Cranford, N.J. and finally at the Solomon Schechter Schools in New Jersey.  She was dearly loved by her students.  She retired in 1984.  She was a member and past President of the B’nai B’rith Women (later Jewish Women International) Springfield Chapter and a long time member and Vice-President for many years of Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael of Springfield, N.J..  She is survived by her son Alan M. Rice, her daughter-in-law Alison Rice both of Bedford, New Hampshire, a sister Paule Haymes, a grandson, Harrison Rice and a granddaughter Sydney Rice both of Bedford, NH.   The family asks that donations in her memory be made to the New Hampshire Association for the Blind, Magen David Adom for Israel, and the Yiddish Book Center in Holyoke, MA.