Richard A. Rice

March 4, 1959December 15, 2012

Richard A. Rice, 53. Beloved husband of Madonna, nee MacIntyre. Loving Dad of Kevin, Brendan, Colin and Eileen. Devoted son of Kenneth and Elizabeth Rice. Dearest brother of Ken (Patti), Bob (Wendy), John (Theresa), Bill (Deena) and Scott (Anita). Good friend and son-in-law to Charlie and the late Eileen MacIntyre. Dear brother-in-law of Colleen (Mark) Nawrocki, Charlie (Karen) and John (Kim) MacIntyre. Proud uncle of Carrie (Jim), Meghan (R.J.), Tim, Kristin, Laura, Cassie (Josh), Bill, Liz, Ashley, Michelle, Clare, Amber, Jennifer, Kaitlyn Rachel, David, Sam, Alyssa, Heather, Jack, Ryan and Daniel. Great uncle to Evan. Funeral Wednesday 10:15 a.m. from Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 4727 W. 103rd St., Oak Lawn to Queen of Martyrs Church. Mass 11:00 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 3:00 – 9:00 p.m. Former City of Chicago Deputy Budget Director and former City of Chicago Commissioner of Water Management. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice. Info 708-636-1193 or


  • Visitation Tuesday, December 18, 2012
  • Prayer Service Wednesday, December 19, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Richard A. Rice

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March 28, 2013

To Em, Kev, Brendan, Col, Leiny, Ricky was the best guy I ever knew. He was an outstanding brother and the most decent and accomplished person I ever knew. Even after these few months It's hard. You guys are a great family and I'm so sorry for your loss. Love you all very much.

Cindy Lynch

January 1, 2013

To the Rice Family: Please accept my condolences on the loss of your husband and father. I worked with Rick briefly at the Water Dept. He was a great man and great boss. I remember when he first came to the Water dept. he was very committed to the job but he was still his kids school basketball coach. He was very committed to his family as well. May your many good memories help you at this difficult time.

Rose Scannell

December 28, 2012

Dear Rice family, I worked with him a few years back & remember him as a hard working, honest, & friendly man who was highly respected & admired. I remember him as always ready to help out. His family was his most precious treasure &each of you was so dear to him. He spoke of wife, sons &sweet daughter with tremendous pride.
I bet he is still with you now, joining your guardian angels to continue caring for you .
You are in my prayers.

Kathleen Styler

December 23, 2012

Madonna, I am so sorry to have missed the services. May God hold you and yours close and give you strength during this time of loss.

December 21, 2012

May joy soon replace the sorrow that's in your heart with cherished memories as you celebrate a life that was well lived.

Heather Ferguson

December 20, 2012

Dear Rice Family,
On behalf of my sister Amy and I, our deepest condolences. Amy and I were both lucky to work for Rick in the Budget office. He was the best boss you could hope for. I am especially grateful for his kindness when my Dad was ill. In sympathy,
Heather Ferguson and Amy Storey

Mark Delin

December 19, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I've known Rick for over 25 years – he truly was one of the most decent and compassionate people I have ever known.

December 19, 2012

Dear Ken and Betty,
So sorry to hear about the passing of your son. Our sympathy goes out to you and your family.
Dave & Paula Dudley (Pete and Donna Hayden's daughter)

Chris Yamaya

December 19, 2012

Madonna: so sorry to hear about Rick.

Dave & Sheila Wells

December 19, 2012

You are in our thoughts and prayers.