DAVENPORT, Fla. — Mrs. Claire Abbott (Judd) (Chapman) Rice, of Davenport, Fla. and formerly of Middlebury passed away Wednesday, July 13, in Davenport, Fla. She was the widow of John P. Rice.
Mrs. Rice was born in Middlebury, the daughter of the late Arthur S. and Ruth (Abbott) Judd and prior to moving to Florida she was a member of the Middlebury Congregational Church, a member of the Middlebury Historical Society, a member and past Matron of Pomperaug Chapter # 88 Order of the Eastern Star of Woodbury, and a charter member and past president of the Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by her children, Linwood Abbott Chapman of Haines City, Fla., Charles Arthur Chapman of Naugatuck, and Phyllis Chapman Gavitt of Orange, Calif.; six grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, July 21, in Middlebury Cemetery, Middlebury at 10 a.m. There are no calling hours.
The Alderson Funeral Home of Naugatuck, 201 Meadow St. is assisting with the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America, Connecticut Chapter, 300 Research Parkway, Suite 310, Meriden, CT 06450.
For further information or to send an email condolence, visit www.aldersonfuneralhomes.com.