Peabody Firefighter Funeral

Ladders support the American flag on the procession route.
Firefighter James Rice Funeral Ladders support the American flag on the procession route.
Firefighters at the funeral home before the procession (Photo by Aaron Strader)
Firefighter James Rice Funeral Firefighters at the funeral home before the procession (Photo by Aaron Strader)
Young relatives of James Rice pay tribute to their Uncle Jim.
Firefighter James Rice Funeral Young relatives of James Rice pay tribute to their Uncle Jim.
Peabody Fire Engine 5 escorts James Rice's casket
Firefighter James Rice Funeral Peabody Fire Engine 5 escorts James Rice's casket
Rice's helmet was carried in the procession by Peabody Fire Captain Jay Dowling, a life-long friend.
Firefighter James Rice Funeral Rice's helmet was carried in the procession by Peabody Fire Captain Jay Dowling, a life-long friend.
The procession to St. John the Baptist Church. (Photo by Kim Tunnicliffe)
Firefighter James Rice Funeral The procession to St. John the Baptist Church. (Photo by Kim Tunnicliffe)
Firefighters take Rice's casket off of Engine 5. (Photo by Kim Tunnicliffe)
Firefighter James Rice Funeral Firefighters take Rice's casket off of Engine 5. (Photo by Kim Tunnicliffe)
(Photo by Karen Anderson.)
Firefighter James Rice Funeral (Photo by Karen Anderson.)
The casket carried into St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. (Photo by Kim Tunnicliffe)
Firefighter James Rice Funeral The casket carried into St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. (Photo by Kim Tunnicliffe)
Firefighter James Rice Funeral
Firefighter James Rice Funeral
A priest gave teddy bears to Rice's wife and three children to remind them of their father.
Firefighter James Rice Funeral A priest gave teddy bears to Rice's wife and three children to remind them of their father.
The casket was opened in Greek Orthodox tradition to anoint the body before burial.
Firefighter James Rice Funeral The casket was opened in Greek Orthodox tradition to anoint the body before burial.
Peabody Deputy Chief Joseph Daly rang a bell at the end of the service to signal Rice's final call.
Firefighter James Rice Funeral Peabody Deputy Chief Joseph Daly rang a bell at the end of the service to signal Rice's final call.

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