Sue M. Rice


Sue M. Rice of Acton died peacefully at her home on Nov. 11, 2015. She was 87.

Sue was born in Brookline on April, 4, 1928, the daughter of Edward and Helen (Hirschberg) Rich, and was the wife of the late Dr. Jacob (Jack) Rice of Lynn. She grew up in Brookline, and received a bachelor’s degree in communication from Boston University.

She and Jack made their home in Lexington for several years, and later on Martha’s Vineyard. She was an avid doll collector, and spent many years repairing antique dolls and teddy bears before turning her hobby into a business, the Martha’s Vineyard Doll Co. Sue and Jack also enjoyed many winters in Mount Dora, Fla., eventually returning to Yarmouthport in later years.

She is survived by her daughter Rachel Rice of Plainfield, her son Mathew Rice and his wife Maryann King of Ayer, and a granddaughter, Madeline Rice of Los Angeles, Calif. A memorial service will be held in the spring. Please go to for more information.