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Russell D. Britton

September 3, 1929 September 24, 2018
Russell D. Britton
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Obituary for Russell D. Britton

Russell D. Britton, 89, of West Bridgewater, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, September 24, 2018. He was the loving husband of Charlotte L. “Sally” (Smith) Britton for 64 years.

Born September 3, 1929 in his parent’s home on Foundry Street in South Easton. He was the son of the late Harold W. Britton and Dorothy E. (Williams) Britton. He moved to Pawtucket, Rhode Island at the age of 10 and graduated from Pawtucket High School in 1947.

Russell served in the Unites Stated Army during the Korean War. He was drafted in 1951 and was honorably discharged as a Corporal in 1953. During his service he was stationed in Korea and ran the generators for the print shops.

Upon his return from the Army, he met Sally and they were married in 1954. The young couple moved to West Bridgewater in 1959 purchasing the home they raised their eight children and resided in their entire marriage.

Russell was an automobile mechanic and spent his entire career working for Berretta Buick in Brockton.

Russell was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Middleboro and served as Secretary of many years. He was also a member of the South Shore Shuffleboard League and a member of the 49er’s Club in Bridgewater, where he played Bocce for many years. In his younger years he played on a local softball league. He enjoyed fishing, clamming, boating and Sundays at “Camp” in Plymouth with his family, friends and relatives. In his later years he enjoy a good game of cribbage and listening to the Red Sox game.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his eight children, David R. Britton of West Bridgewater, Charles T. Tukis and his late partner, Allan Souza of West Bridgewater, Donna R. Richards and her husband, Bruce, of East Taunton, Frank A. Tukis and his wife, Donna, of Brockton, Dayle R. Britton of Taunton, Harold W. Britton of East Bridgewater, Gene E. Britton and his wife, Leslie, of Katy, Texas and Linda J. McDonald and her husband, David of Gilmanton, New Hampshire. His grandchildren Susan E. Anderson, Holly Jean Tukis, Paul Britton, Jamie Lee Levine and her husband, Matthew, Courtney Rae Pulkinen and her husband, Paul, Ashely Beth Almeida and her husband, Paul, Beth Major, Nora Lynn Britton and Sally Rose McDonald. His great-grandchildren, Amir, Brian, Thomas, Joshua, Nick, Nathan, Madison, Makenzie, Makinlee, Ashley, Aislyn, Gabriel and Olivia. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. He was the great-grandfather of Alyssa, who predeceased him. He was the brother of the late Dorothy Britton, Harold Britton, Gertrude “Katie” Boyle, Jean Lothrop, and Helen Blanchette.
Russell was like a second father to John, Rick, and Steve.


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5

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9:00 AM 10/5/2018 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/5/2018 11:00:00 AM
Russell & Pica Funeral Home - West Bridgewater

441 S Main St.
West Bridgewater, MA 02379

Russell & Pica Funeral Home - West Bridgewater
441 S Main St. West Bridgewater 02379 MA
United States

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Friday

5

Oct

11:00 AM 10/5/2018 11:00:00 AM
Russell & Pica Funeral Home - West Bridgewater

441 S Main St.
West Bridgewater, MA 02379

Russell & Pica Funeral Home - West Bridgewater
441 S Main St. West Bridgewater 02379 MA
United States
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