Susan E. Rice


Susan E. (Gerathy) Rice, 62, died at her Hillside Village home in Vineyard Haven on Friday, Oct. 14 after suffering for many years from several health problems.

Susan was 62 years old, born in Bridgeport, Conn., then moved on to West Virginia where she was married and attended West Virginia University where she earned her Masters Degree in Special Education and a Major in English from N.Y. University.

Susan was a teacher before her and her son Wesley moved to Martha’s Vineyard in 1994, where Wes attended the M.V. Regional High School and graduated.

Susan had a great love for drawing and painting, and adored her cat Nikita.

Susan is survived by her only son, Wesley Rice, who now resides in Pittsburgh, Penn.; and a brother Bobby Gerathy, who resides in Manchester Township, N.J.; and several cousins, aunts, and uncles.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22 in the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, located on the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road in Oak Bluffs from 1 to 3 pm, followed by a funeral home service at 3 pm officiated by the Rev. Dr. Gerry Fritz.