Rest in Peace, Shirley Rice

August 6, 2020

Rest in Peace, Shirley Rice

Shirley Rice, the wife of state Senator Ronald L. Rice (D-28) of Newark, has died.

Governor Phil Murphy paid tribute to Mrs. Rice this morning at his emergency hurricane briefing.

We are keeping senator Rice and his family in our prayers, said Murphy. May God bless Shirley’s memory and all who loved her.

Mrs. Rice died suddenly last night.

She was working as an administrator at the University of California-Berkeley when she met the future Senator Rice. She later served as an administrator at Essex County College.

As Newark Council President Mildred Crump said, according to the governor, she also made time for a game of cards with her friends.

Mrs. Rice and Senator Rice were inseparable.

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