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Lost my daughter, Celeste made the worst experience of my life easy, just by being herself she showed so much caring , kindness and compassion . Like she was part of the family ❤️

William Russo
October 13, 2023

Dear Celeste and Roger and Staff,
Thank you for the professionalism, care and flexibility you brought to our family with the difficult passing of our sister. The beautiful celebration of her life would not have been possible without you. Your kindness and support allowed us to prepare a ceremony filled with family, friends and loving memories.
While one can prepare as much as possible for losing a loved one, there is never a "good" time for such an event. Our preparations unfortunately fell on a holiday weekend and I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to respond promptly to each email, text or phone call during a time when most folks are enjoying time with their own families. You truly are special people with wonderfully sympathetic hearts and we were blessed to have your support.
Warmest regards,
Amy Kelly

Amy Kelly
July 7, 2022

Dear Celeste and Roger,
I don’t have all the right words to express how I felt through the hardest time of my life. Roger was so sympathetic and helpful over my initial phone call, when I cried and said I didn’t know what I was doing. Celeste you had a great sense of patience with me and my family. Words can’t explain my gratitude towards both Roger and Celeste. My siblings and I felt so grateful to have had all of our questions answered. Mom is proud that we were able to have what she wanted. Thank you to Rice Funeral staff for everything. Roger and Celeste we wish you and your family well. God bless you and your family, from our family.
~Sheila, Denisse, and Baby

Sheila Miranda
November 22, 2021

Dear Celeste,

We came to see you prior to my mother's passing. You made our visit so easy. We told you what we wanted and you were able to accommodate everything we asked for. When the time came you took great care of my mother. At the viewing everyone stated how good she looked. The grave side funeral was exactly what my mother would have wanted. It was a pleasure to work with you.


Carl Bausemer

Carl Bausemer
April 8, 2020

Dear Celeste,
I wanted to thank you and Roger for seeing to it that our mother's funeral was perfect. She looked absolutely beautiful - just the way we remember her from her best years. And there was no detail or need that was left unmet. We appreciate your guidance and care at our time of need. It meant a lot to me and my sisters.
Gratefully, Ann Marie Stoica.

Ann Marie Stoica
October 22, 2019

For 20 years, I was the respite care worker for a mentally disabled man. Over the 20 years, he became family to me. As his health care proxy, in his final days I had to make some very difficult decisions, the hardest being to have him placed on palliative care measures only.

When he passed early in the morning on April 1, 2019, I contacted Rice Funeral Home and asked them to come and take my friend to his final resting place. They were not the first I called the previous evening, but they were the first to truly respond, to give a full cost quote, to talk me through the situation, and to promise to act when John passed. Within the hour after I called to let them know he had passed, they arrived, carefully took John away, and spent the rest of the morning working with his caregivers and myself making the necessary arrangements. They were consummate professionals, knowing that someone like John did not have financial means for anything other than the simplest of services, but treated his case with the same dignity and care of a wealthy person.
I cannot thank them enough for all they did. Celeste and Roger treated him like their family, and I am positive they will do the same for yours. You cannot get better service. Thank you, Celeste and Roger, for all you did.

October 21, 2019

I used Rice Funeral Home for my sister passing. When it comes time to put a love one to rest this is the place to go. I was fortunate in dealing with Celeste, she made it so easy for me because of the caring, compassionate and professional environment she created. Celeste was great in every aspect, including how to obtain needed documentation. She took our feelings and emotions seriously and that was so much appreciated.
Thanking you sincerely, you truly made a difference during this difficult time. Thank you.

Brenda Fox
July 19, 2018

Both of my parents were given their final send off from the Rice Funeral Home .
My parents knew your mother and father .
We could not have asked for anything more .
You are very professional and the personal touch with everything was greatly appreciated Thank you for EVERYTHING.

Dwight Cornwell
January 28, 2017

Words cannot express how much your kindness meant to us when our hearts were broken by the loss of our Mothers Mary and Rose. Your care and support guided us as our Mothers went home to God. God Bless you and your staff.
Bob and Angela Lamoureux

Robert and Angela Lamoureux
December 29, 2016

Thank you so much for all your kindness and caring. Our Mom looked beautiful. You did such an amazing job with everything right down to how she wore her hair and makeup. We will be forever grateful.
Thank you,
Donald, Donna, Marie, Donald, Jr, and John

The Trottier Family
March 31, 2016

Thank You Celeste,
What an amazing job from start to finish with my mom. Many family members have passed thru and the Trottiers were never disappointed. You helped us so much during this most difficult time. God bless.

Marie Wegener
March 22, 2016

Thank you for your guidance and fortitude in helping us deal with Dane’s passing.  I couldn’t have asked for anyone better to work with.  
Thanks again,
Gisele, Bill and Ryan Murphy

Gisele Murphy

Dear Celeste,
At the moment of parting with a loved one, there is no one better than you to make all the final arrangements.  Calm and efficient, making sure every detail is just right, but most of all, deeply spiritual and caring.  I could feel how you prayerfully prepared Bob for his last journey.
You do have a special gift and God bless you for it.
Jeff & Brigitte and Family

Jeffrey Conlon

Hi Celeste!
Thank you so much for all your help, suggestions and care during my Mom's "send off" weekend.  You were wonderful to work with ~ taking care of every detail with great care and respect.  Your dad would be so proud of you!  I appreciate your efforts so much.  
Thank you for everything, Celeste!

Mud ~ Marianne.

Mud (Marianne) Rocheleau-Demers

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