Alice Marie Rich, 88 passed away peacefully at her home in Cumberland with her family by her side on Wednesday May 26, 2021. She was the beloved wife of 51 years to the late Chester H. “ Chet “ Rich, III.
Born in Providence she was the daughter of the late Daniel D. and Ella ( O’Brien ) Johns.
Alice worked for New England Telephone for 41 years retiring in 1991. After retirement, Alice would care for her beloved and cherished grandchildren.
Alice lived most of her life with her husband raising their family in Providence until moving to Cumberland 14 years ago. Strong in faith, she was a communicant of St. Joan of Arc Church in Cumberland and a former communicant of St. Augustine Parish in Providence.
Alice is survived by her children, Mary R. Dubosky and her husband David of Cumberland, John J. Rich and his wife Jennifer of Pawcatuck, CT, James M. Rich and his wife Lynn of Smithfield, Thomas F. Rich with whom Alice made her home. Alice was Nana to Stephanie L. Rich, Mark J. Rich, Douglas D. Dubosky, Zachary D. Dubosky, Julia K. Rich, Kathryn M. Rich and Lila J. Rich.
Alice was pre-deceased by her siblings John McVarish, Eileen Votta, Mary McCormick, Catherine Maulden and Daniel E. Johns.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday May, 29, 2021 at 10:00 am in St. Joan of Arc Church, Mendon Road, Cumberland. Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Calling hours are respectfully omitted.
Alice had deep empathy for those experiencing homelessness or hunger: donations in her memory can be made to the RI Community Food Bank, https://rifoodbank.org/give-now/.
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