Charles Rice

b. ?
d. ?

Background

Charles Rice was the husband of Ada Rice.
Charles' parents were Seth and Ida Rice.  They lived on Suttons Island when Charles was born, but moved to Great Cranberry Island when he was still a boy.  Charles lived most of his life on Great Cranberry Island.
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Photo courtesy of
Ada Rice

Charles on
Sutton Island,
where he was born.

Photo courtesy of
Ada Rice

Ada B. Rice

b. 5 Dec 1910
d. 29 Nov 2002

Background

Obituary

(From The Mount Desert Islander, 5 Dec 2002)

Ada B. Rice, 91, died Nov. 29 [2002] at an Ellsworth health-care facility.  She was born Dec. 5, 1910 in Cranberry Isle, the daughter of Elisha G. and Annie L (Spurling) Bunker.  Ada attended Bar Harbor Schools.

She loved horses and took riding lessons in Bar Harbor.  She had the pleasure of owning two horses in her late years.  For many many years, Ada owned and operated Cranberry Cove Restaurant with her sister Leona.

She attended the Cranberry Isle Congregational Church.

Ada is survived by three sisters, Leona MacAllister of Ellsworth, Polly Bunker and Charlene Allen, both of Cranberry Isle; two nieces and two nephews.

Graveside services will be held in the spring.  If friends wish, they may make donations in Ada's memory to the Cranberry Isle Fire Department, c/o Mike Westphal, Cranberry Isle 04625.  Arrangements by Fernald Funeral Chapel, Mount Desert.




Photo courtesy of
Ada Rice

Ada had horses on Great Cranberry Island when she was a young woman.  The horses were "housebroken" and did not foul the barn. 


Photo courtesy of
Ada Rice

Ada is famous for her pies, and I may say justly so, having tasted one.  She got her experience co-founding and cooking in the Cranberry Cove Restaurant.  It is located on Spurling Cove, the first building east of the boathouses by the Town Dock.  It is currently a private residence.
Photo courtesy of
Wini Smart

Charles and Ada Rice
Photo couretsy of
Ada Rice

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