RICE , James E., 82, husband of Vera Delaney Rice, of Auburn , passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Matthew House. There are no prior calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4 in St. Mary's Church. Interment will be in North Syracuse Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Matthew House, 43 Metcalf Drive, Auburn, NY 13021. Arrangements are by the Nicpon Funeral Home.