Millbrae, CA — Jerry was born April 27, 1943 in Haverhill, to James and Rita (Blanchette) Rice. She passed peacefully at home on May 24, 2014 from a respiratory illness.
Jerry grew up in Haverhill and graduated from Haverhill High. She later moved to South San Francisco where she raised her four boys. She enjoyed traveling and especially visiting her grandchildren on the east coast, enjoying the beach and eating lobster. Jerry worked at Bertolucci’s and at the 16 Mile House, where she served and "counseled" her customers and friends for many years before she retired. She also enjoyed watching and "sticking up" for the Red Sox. She especially delighted in hosting holiday get-togethers with her family and friends whom she loved and enjoyed. She was loved and will be missed by all who knew her.
Jerry leaves her husband, Gerry Roth; her four sons, Daniel Murphy and his wife, Mary of South San Francisco, Calif., David Murphy and his wife, Maryann, Jeffrey Murphy and his wife, Nicole and Gilbert Murphy, all of Haverhill; her brothers, Mike Rice of Amesbury, Mass., and Jeffrey and his wife, Victoria (DeVore) Rice of Millbrae, Calif.; stepchildren, JB Roth and Carrie Roth; five grandchildren, Maureen, James, Susan, Thomas and Jack, several nieces and nephews, and also her dear friend, Patti Betleyoun of San Bruno, Calif. She was predeceased by her brother, Brian Rice; and her sister, Diane Tull.
ARRANGEMENTS: At her request, a service will not be held. Burial will be private.