Joan E. Rice, 71, of Camillus, formerly of Westvale, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 27, 2011 at Crouse Hospital, surrounded by her family. Born on Wednesday, June 21, 1939 in Brooklyn, she moved to Westvale in 1961. Joan was a dedicated homemaker while her daughters were young and she took great joy in cooking and taking care of her family. Joan’s fun-loving sense of humor will be missed by all. She worked at St. Camillus Health & Rehabilitation Center as a medical clerk, retiring after 20 years. She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church and formerly a long-time communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church. Joan was predeceased by her husband, Robert in 2001. Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Fouad Boulos of Fayetteville, Donna and Bryan Young of Jamesville, Joanne and Louis Schafer III of Farmington, and Susan and Eric Howes of Camillus; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Stephen Vine of New York City; grandchildren, Ben, Rebekah and Sarah Boulos, Mark and Tom Hays, Rachel and Louie Schafer and Jane, Robbie and Jack Howes; and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend their profound gratitude for the outstanding care Joan received at Crouse Hospital. Relatives and friends may call Wednesday, March 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Services will be Thursday, March 3 at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home and at 1 p.m. in St. Joseph's Church where a funeral Mass will be celebrated. Joan will be laid to rest in St. Mary's Cemetery, DeWitt. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of CNY, 731 James St., Suite 200, Syracuse, NY 13203.