Maria C. Brice Obituary

Maria C.  Brice
Maria C. Brice

October 10, 1945 - December 10, 2019
Born in Cuba
Resided in Hillsborough, New Jersey



Maria C. Brice

74, died December 10, 2019.

Maria Brice was born in Cuba in 1945. She escaped the oppression of Fidel Castro’s communist government and came to the US as a refugee during Operation Pedro Pan in 1960, a Catholic Church operation to liberate Cuban families. Her life in the United States took her to Chelan Washington, Miami Florida, Framingham Massachusetts, and Randolph New Jersey, settling with her family in Hillsborough New Jersey in 1996. Maria was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, reading, and traveling with her husband. She was a parishioner of Mary Mother of God Church in Hillsborough. Most of all, she especially loved spending time with her granddaughters, who were the joy of her life. Maria will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Kenneth Brice, son Christopher, son Kevin and his wife Nicky, two grandchildren Annalie and Charlotte, and sister Ana Dieguez.

Prayers will be 9am Saturday December 14 at Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville, NJ; followed by a 10am mass at Mary Mother of God Church in Hillsborough. Interment will follow at Somerset Hills Memorial Park in Basking Ridge, NJ.

Visitation will be from 6pm to 9pm Friday December 13 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alzheimer’s Association of New Jersey at To send condolences to the family, visit




Bruce C. Van Arsdale Funeral Home
111 North Gaston Avenue
Somerville, NJ US 08876
Friday, December 13, 2019
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mary Mother of God Church
157 South Triangle Road
Hillsborough, NJ US 08844
Saturday, December 14, 2019
10:00 AM
Somerset Hills Memorial Park
Mt. Airy Road
Basking Ridge, NJ US
Saturday, December 14, 2019


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