Jim Rice, the Peabody firefighter who died two days before Christmas, was a huge Patriots fan. He had season tickets for 18 years.
James Rice died while battling a three-alarm blaze at an apartment building.
Arson has been ruled out as the cause of the fire that claimed the life of Peabody Firefighter James Rice.
The Peabody Fire Chief has identified the fallen firefighter as James Rice, an 11-year veteran.