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Jacqueline Brice, 16, Of Ridgefield Will Be 'Sorely Missed'

Jacqueline “JJ” Julia Garzarelli Brice, 16, of Ridgefield, daughter of John T. and Lorraine (Garzarelli) Brice, died on Thursday, August 4, 2011 from injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Ridgefield.

Jacqueline “JJ” Julia Garzarelli Brice, 16, of Ridgefield, daughter of John T. and Lorraine (Garzarelli) Brice, died on Thursday, August 4, 2011 from injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Ridgefield.

JJ was born in Niskayuna, NY, January 9, 1995 and was a student in the Class of 2013 at Ridgefield High School. She was a cheerleader, played lacrosse and participated in the Relay for Life.

"She will be sorely missed for her infectious personality and laugh, zest for life, her energy and devotion to her friends," say family members.

In addition to her parents, John and Lorraine of Ridgefield, she is survived by her two brothers, Michael Brice and twin brother, Christopher Brice both of Ridgefield; maternal grandparents, Edward and Elaine Garzarelli of Saratoga Springs, NY and her paternal grandparents, John Brice of Cairo, NY and Carol Brown of Hickory, NC and an uncle, Gregory Garzarelli.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 520 Ridgebury Rd., Ridgefield with the Rev. Joseph A. Prince officiating.

Interment will take place at the direction of the family.

The family will receive friends in the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield on Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Courtesy Kane Funeral Home.

sf August 09, 2011 at 12:40 AM
rhs parent Dont think this is the time to be judging either parents or students. Stop the lecturing. Its in poor taste.
Asmile4u August 10, 2011 at 02:12 PM
Agreed...poor taste and complete lack of compassion. Come on, people, have a brain and a heart. A beautiful, young woman's life was cut way too short - in the prime of her life, leaving her family, friends and community devastated and filled with grief. My heart breaks for the Brice's and I hope their love for each other, support from friends and memories and love for JJ will give them some comfort. I am so terribly sorry for your loss.
David Coles August 12, 2011 at 04:22 PM
Lecturing has done no good , 2 Deaths in 2 years has done no good, what will it take? Maybe just maybe these parents should have these cars placed at the high school so all the children in this town will get the message!! They are not bullet proof!!!! If they do nothing then more of them will die!!!
Lola August 12, 2011 at 08:30 PM
i agree with David Coles I have always wondered why they don't park the cars of young drivers whos lives have been taken at the schools. Hard evidence!!
john miller August 12, 2011 at 11:41 PM
Yes, this IS the time for lecturing. It would be nice if this preventable tragedy served as an example that saved someone else's life.

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