Captain Elton T. "Buster" Rice

b. 6 Oct 1907
d. 1969


Captain "Buster" Rice was the husband of Doris E. "Dot" Rice.
He was the brother of Charles Rice.
Annie Alley is his daughter.
Buried in the Bunker Cemetery.


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Doris Ellen "Dot" Rice

b. 2 Jul 1912 (Ellsworth)
d. 27 Jun 1994 (Deer Isle)


Doris "Dot" Rice was the daughter of George and Mary Jane (Pettengill) Brown.
She was the wife of Elton T. "Buster" Rice.
Annie Alley is her daughter.
Buried in the Bunker Cemetery.

In December 1999 CIRT -- the Cranberry Isles Realty Trust -- purchased her 100-year-old house as part of their Affordable Housing Project.  CIRT renovated it in the summer of 2000 with a new roof, windows, and bathroom.



Doris Ellen Rice, 81, wife of the late Buster Rice, died June 27, 1994, at a Deer Isle nursing home.  She was born July 2, 1912, in Ellsworth, the daughter of George and Mary Jane (Pettengill) Brown.  Doris is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Annie and Harry Alley of Great Cranberry Island; two brothers, James L. and John H. Brown of Ellsworth; two sisters, Marian "Dolly" Peglow of Hancock and Mary F. Ruffin of Lakeside, Calif.; three grand-children, Ellen B. Savage and her husband, Terry L. of Bar Harbor, Mark E. Alley of Great Cranberry Island, and Shannon E. and her husband, Dean Tozier of Bass Harbor; two great-grandchildren, Jennifer L. Tozier of Bass Harbor and Terry E. Savage of Bar Harbor.  She was pre-deceased by four brothers, Carroll, Lawrence, Chester "Plug" and Maurice "Winnie"; and two sisters, Frances and Kathleen.  Graveside services will be held at Bunker Cemetery, Great Cranberry Island, 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, 1994.  The family suggests that gifts in Doris' memory be made to the Great Cranberry Island Library, in care af Tarnya Bunker, Cranberry Isles, or the Cranberry Island Volunteer Fire Department, in care of Michael Westphal, Cranberry Isles 04625.  The ferry boat leaves Northeast Harbor Town Dock at 9:30 a.m.  Arrangements in care of Fernald Funeral Chapel, Mount Desert.

Dot Rice's house

photo courtesy of Bruce Komusin

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