Fr. Daniel Rice, K.FIr.S., resident priest serving Elsham Hall Chapel, Brigg, Lincolnshire, since 1968. age 62, in Scunthorpe General Hospital. After service as an Army chaplain during the war he was appointed parish priest of St. Charles, Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the Santa Fe archdiocese. While in America he had a serious operation. and after convalescing in Ireland went to serve at Elsham -although still officially on sick leave.
Before the last war he was much in demand as a lecturer and preacher, being a member of the Redemptorist Order. He was awarded a Knighthood by the Pope (K.H.S.)-of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre.
Dr. William Abet Pantie, Keeper of the Oxford University Archives from 1946 to 1969, aged 71, in Oxford. He was born at Blackheath,' London. and educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford. He became a Catholic while still at school, and was made a conftaier of Ampleforth.
At the age of 25 he won the Royal Historical Society's Alexander .Essay Prize, and in 1448 he gave the Birkbeck Lectures in Ecclesiastical History at Cambridge. As a young research worker he had specialised in the history of the Black Monks in England, studying monastic architecture and archives.
Later he made a special study of the history of the Benedictine colleges in Oxford. His publications included "Documents Illustrating the Activities of the English Black Monks, 1215-1540."
Fr. Hilary Carpenter, 0.P., in Rome, where he had been assistant to the Dominican General since 1958, aged 77. He was Provincial of the English Dominicans from 1946 to 1958.
He joined the Dominicans at Flawkesyard, Staffordshire, in 1915, and was ordained in 1922. Before the i 939-45 war, in which he served as a chaplain in the RAF, he was 'Prior of Blackfriars, Oxford. In 1958 before going to Rome, he taught for
shert time at a Dominican sclienee. in South Africa.