Dominga Rice, 78, beloved Mother, Wife, and Grandmother, was called to his eternal resting place on January 6, 2022. She entered this world on April 16, 1943, in Norton, MA, born to Belmiro Tavares and Adeline Tavares (Galvin). She is survived by her partner Richard Gonsalves; son Richard Rice (Tammy Morrison-Rice); sisters Evelyn Santos, Marie Tavares, Carol Bean (Blake Bean), Vangelina Sampson, and Laura Banion (Keith Banion); brothers Manuel Lopes, Raymond Lopes (Elysa Lopes), Harold Tavares, Albert Tavares (Dorothy Tavares), and Manuel Tavares (Linda Varitimos); granddaughters Brytanie Gumpton, Saige Roderick, Lauren Barber and Tatiana Rice; grandsons Richard Bridges, Ronald Bridges, and Shane Gonsalves and a large host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and beloved friends. She is predeceased by her son Lawrence Shane Rice (Shanda Rice), and her husband Richard Rice.
A memorial service will be held on January 19, 2022, at 11:00 am. from the Chapel of Hope and Memory, Swan Point Cemetery, 585 Blackstone Boulevard in Providence, RI.
Flowers for this service ordered from this website must be ordered by 5 p.m. EST Friday, January 14, 2022. Orders after this time will be presented to the family at a later date.