David F. Britto Sr.

October 3, 1916January 4, 2013

David F. Britto, Sr. age 96, of Fall River died January 4, 2013 in Adams House. He was the husband of the late Ruth M. (Dunn) Britto.

Born in Fall River, a son of the late Arturo and Antonia (Imbriglio) Britto, he spent his youth in Fall River, lived in Swansea for several years, Somerset for over 40 years, returning to Fall River several years ago.

Mr. Britto worked for the Massachusetts Registry as an Examiner, Investigator and then Supervisor Hearings Officer for 26 years, retiring in 1978. Prior to that he was a Fall River Police Officer for several years. He was a United States Army Veteran, having served during World War II and a member of the DAV.

An avid golfer, he was a former member of the Touisset Country Club and as a youth was a member of the New England Baseball League playing for the Fall River Indians.

Surviving: daughter: Barbara Britto , son David F. Britto Jr both of Fall River and many nieces and nephews. He was father of the late Ruth Britto Kappes and brother of the late Anibal, Arnold, Anthony, Carl and twins John and Manuel Britto, Elizabeth Soares, Rose Sutter and Laura Simpson.

His funeral will be held Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 11 AM in Adams House, 1168 Highland Ave. Fall River 02720. His family will receive friends from 10 – 11 in Adams House prior to his funeral. Contributions in his honor may be made to Adams House. Burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery Fall River. Arrangements in the care of Waring-Sullivan Homes of Memorial Tribute, Fall River. Tributes:



  • Visitation Wednesday, January 9, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 9, 2013


  • Burial

David F. Britto Sr.

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January 13, 2013

Very sorry to hear this, but happy I had a chance to meet my father's uncle a few years ago. I am Anibile's granddaughter; my father was Arthur John Britto. It turns out that my father resembled David Britto quite a lot and this was a total surprise to both me and my two children who were there for the visit. Please accept our deepest condolences on your loss. Sincerely, Marian Britto

January 13, 2013

I did get to meet Uncle David a few years ago and was so thrilled to be able to talk with him after meeting him for the very first time. So sorry to not have known him and his family sooner. My sister and I extend our deepest sympathies. Ellen Britto Hazinski, Canyon Lake, Ca. and Joan Britto Hoar, Mobile, Al.