Peter K. Rice

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GROVELAND, Mass. - Peter K. Rice, born in West Chester, Pa., in 1931, the only son of S. Kempton and Mary Race, passed away peacefully on Jan. 9, 2019.

He was raised in Brookline, Mass., and was a graduate of Brookline High School (1948) and Bowdoin College (1952), where he majored in English Literature. He was active in Bowdoin Glee Club and the Meddiebempsters double quartet.

He served in the U.S. Army 1952-54. In 1953 he married Ruth Eldridge and lived in New Jersey, Germany, Long Island, N.Y, and Scituate, Mass. before settling in Boxford, Mass. for 45 years, followed by the past 14 years in Groveland, Mass.

Descended from seafaring ancestors of East Boothbay, Maine, Mr. Race spent his entire career in the property and casualty insurance business, concluding as VP of Electric Mutual Insurance Company. He held a CPCU designation and was a past President of the Boston Chapter of CPCU. He was active in Boxford town affairs, serving more than 40 years on the Elementary School Committee, Masconomet Regional High School Committee, Finance Committee, Capital Budgeting Committee, and Land Committee. He is survived by his wife; two sons and their spouses; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Friday Jan. 18 at 11a.m. at North Parish Church, 190 Academy Rd., North Andover, MA 01845.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the North Parish Music Fund at the same address or northparish.org

Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Jan. 13, 2019
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