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Michael Jay Rice

Date of Death: August 8, 2021

Date of Birth: December 1, 1958


Auburn- Michael Jay Rice born on December 1, 1958, of Auburn- passed away unexpectedly.

Growing up he enjoyed basketball, golf, tennis and played baseball at the Auburn Suburban Little League. Later, playing softball for Webster Engineering. He loved family vacations at the Gramkyn on Bailey Island.

He was well-versed in Sports, Government, Politics, Music, the History of Auburn, and the people he grew up with.

He graduated from ELHS in 1977 and went on to the University of Farmington where he graduated with his bachelor’s degree.

He worked for years at Benson & Sullivan, General Electric and as a Substitute Teacher in the Auburn School System.

He genuinely cared about his friends and family. He was predeceased by his parents Norma J Rice of North Jay and Kip Rice of Auburn. He was the oldest of 4 children leaving behind brother Timothy Jay Rice and his wife Carla McAllister of New Gloucester, Peter Jay Rice and his late wife Debby Rice of Fountain Valley California, Rebecca Jayne Rice of Auburn, Aunt Betty and John Robbins of Bailey Island, Niece Kimberly Smith and her husband Anthony Smith of Auburn, Nephews, Nicholas J Rice and his wife Courtney of Montana, Joseph Dustin of Auburn and great niece Abigail Bailey Smith.

Celebration of Life/Visiting Hours to be held at Taber’s 470 Lake Shore Dr, Auburn on Thursday September 2nd from 4-7.

In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to Auburn Suburban Baseball & Softball.

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