RICE - A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, from St. James Church in Cadyville, N.Y., for Philip E. Rice, 71, of Picketts Corners Road, Saranac, who passed away at his home on Saturday, Jan. 5, with his family by his side. Msg. Lawrence Deno, pastor of St. James Church in Cadyville celebrated the Mass. The Altar server was John Miner. Organist was Kathy Moore accompanied by the parish choir. Christopher Graeter, Davey Rice and Marcia (Rice) Newcombe, his children, placed the pall. His wife, Elaine Rice, placed the Crucifix. Rebecca Thompson and Ann Marie LaMan read from scripture. Davey Rice and Marsha Newcombe gave remarks of remembrance of Phil's life. A short story was read by his cousin, Elaine. Pallbearers were Thomas Whitcomb, Matthew Whitcomb, Richard Armstrong, Michael Davey, Alex Graeter, Robert Coryer, Keith Bryant and Paul Rasco. Interment will be at a later date in the family plot in St. James Cemetery, Cadyville, NY. Arrangements were entrusted to the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. (518)-561-3980. Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at www.brownfuneral homeinc.com.