Nelson Frank Rice


Saratoga Springs, New York – Nelson Frank Rice, age 76, passed away at his home following a brief illness.

Frank was born on June 1, 1944, in Tupper Lake, New York, the son of Nelson and Marjorie (Brickey) Rice.

Frank spent the majority of his career in corrections. He worked at New York State facilities throughout his years and retired from the NYS Department of Corrections with the rank of Lieutenant. He also worked for the Granville Police Department.

Frank loved the outdoors. Fishing, hunting and golf were of great enjoyment to him. He also was an avid horseman. During his retirement he found time to sketch. His favorite subjects were animals and nature.

Frank spent summers in New York and winters in Florida. The trip home always involved a stop in the Smoky Mountains, which he also loved.\

Survivors are his companion of 20 years Anne Ricks, his children Shane of Scotia, Mike of Granville, James (Helenna) of Germany and Elisa Erickson (Curt) of Granville and Anne’s children Todd Ricks of Granville, Neal of Florida and Paula diSessa of California. He was blessed with six grandchildren: Ethan and Eric Erickson Jr., Jacob and Christine Rice and Elise and Samantha Rice. Frank was predeceased by an infant grandson.

A service will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Robert M. King Funeral Home in Granville, New York.

Online condolences may be made at www.robertmkingfuneralhome.com.