WATERBURY — Cora Helen Rice went to heaven after a brief illness on Friday, October 4, 2019.

Cora was one of 11 children born to the late William E. Rice, Sr. and Alzora (Atwood) Rice. Born in Watertown on January 6, 1926, she was raised in Watertown and lived there for many years before retiring to Cambridgeport, Vt., in the early 1980s and then returning to Connecticut several years ago.

Cora received an associate's degree from Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, Va., and her B.S. in education from Framingham State College. She taught at Wolcott High School for over 30 years, retiring in 1981.

She was a member of First Congregational Church in Watertown and was very active in the Connecticut Retired Teachers Association.

In addition to her parents, Cora was predeceased by her 10 siblings, most recently Bill, who passed away September 21, 2019, as well as sisters Dorothy, Elizabeth Connor, Nancy Anderson, Ruth McConkey and Shirley Zuriatis, and brothers Edward, Woodrow, Ernest and Raymond.

She leaves many nieces, nephews and close friends, who will miss her dearly.

A memorial service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 30, at the Woodward-Mattoon Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery, 183 North St., Watertown. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are by Hickcox Funeral Home, 195 Main St., Watertown.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to Huntington‘s Disease Society of America or National Multiple Sclerosis Society would be appreciated.

For additional information or to leave an online message of condolence, visit www.hickcoxfuneralhome.com.

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