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CORTLAND – Alberta White Rice, 80, passed away Thursday afternoon, March 8, 2018, at her home surrounded by her family.

Alberta was born on May 17, 1937, in Oakland, Md., a daughter of the late Austin and Bertha (Shockey) White.

She worked at Packard Electric for 30 years until she retired in December of 1997. She was a former member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Vienna and a member of St. Roberts Catholic Church in Cortland. She loved being in the kitchen baking and cooking, always giving to others. She loved to travel, always going somewhere.

Alberta will be deeply missed by her children, Regina Hodgkinson (Allen) and Mary Ann Reinert (Joe); 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Stuart E. Rice, whom she married on Dec. 11, 1953; her three sons, Kevin, Steven, and Richard Rice; one brother; and one sister.

Friends and family may visit from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel located at 164 North High St. in Cortland, on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Roberts Catholic Church in Cortland, officiated by Father Kish on Friday, March 16, 2018, at noon. Entombment will take place at Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Alberta’s memory to St. Robert’s Catholic Church in Cortland.

Friends and family may visit to send their heartfelt condolences.

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