Cartwright Funeral Homes


RICE, Claire M. (Brunaccini), of Pompano Beach, FL, formerly of Braintree and Randolph, MA, passed away peacefully on February 3, 2021, at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth L. Rice. Loving mother of Kenneth L. Rice Jr. of Lowell and Diane M. Rice-Sullivan and her husband William Armstrong of Pompano Beach, FL. Dear grandmother of Cassie McDonough-Rice of Marlboro and Alanna McDonough-Rice, of Wellesley. Dear daughter of the late Mary Brunaccini of East Boston, MA. Devoted sister of the late John Brunaccini of Braintree, MA and the late Camela “Millie” Simonelli of Weymouth, MA and the late Anna McCarthy of Jamaica Plain, MA. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Claire spent her professional career in senior accounting and administrative positions in high technology manufacturing companies while also managing a portfolio of multi-family real estate investments. She enjoyed socializing with friends, travel, dining out and her visits to the casino. In keeping with the Covid-19 guidelines, which include face coverings, social distancing and wait times in line due to temporary limited capacity, relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a visitation period on Thursday, February 11th, from 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM in the Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 North Main Street, Randolph, MA. A private Funeral Mass will follow at 10:30 AM in St. Bernadette’s Church, Randolph. Burial in the Garden of Honor at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. For additional information, directions or to leave a sympathy message, visit


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