Lois E. Britland

October 6, 1928February 6, 2013

Lois E. (Welsh) Britland, age 84, of Swansea died February 6, 2013. She was the wife of Earl F. Britland for the past 63 years.

Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of Patrick Welsh and Catherine (Kennedy) Welsh, she lived in Swansea for over 45 years.

Mrs. Britland was a former waitress at the former Dry Dock and Gallerys Restaurants and a communicant of the former St. Michael’s Church – now St. Francis of Assisi. A homemaker, she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Surviving in addition to her husband: four daughters: Catherine Blakey and her husband Thomas Blakey, Elizabeth Cowman and her husband James, Joanne Britland and her companion Marc Jean all of Swansea, and Donna Whittemore of CO, one son: Earl F. Britland, Jr. and his wife Linda of TN, one sister Maureen Fernandes of RI, 16 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was mother of the late Lisa Mello and sister of the late Patricia Mello, Veneta Trombley, and John Welsh.

Arrangements in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Birchcrest , Swansea. Burial Private.


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March 13, 2013

Earl and family...I am so very sorry for your loss. I just found out today of your Mom's passing. She, and your entire family were always so very kind to me. It's been 24 years since my own Mom passed and I still miss her every day. I know what a tremendous loss it is. My deepest sympathies. Deb Stebenne

Paul Saylor

February 21, 2013

Auntie Lois was someone who always had a smile on her face. I'll always remember those summer days spent at Lois and Earl's house when I was young. Rest in peace.

Cindy Costa

February 19, 2013

The memories you left us will live in each of us forever. . You will never be forgotten! You made a beautiful family that im proud to be a part of.. I love you forever! !

James Mello

February 19, 2013

I will never forget you Nana.....One day we will meet again...I'll make sure I have butter sandwiches and peanut brittle with me...your favorites....

Catherine Blakey

February 18, 2013

Ma, my best friend, you will forever and always be in my heart. I love you or as you would say "be careful".

Gail Bibeau

February 17, 2013

Cathy and Tom,
Please accept my sympathies on the death of your Mother.

Lily Geary

February 15, 2013

Earl and family....So very sorry for your loss. I cherish the memories of the time we spent working together at Gallery's.
Lily Geary

Pattie Kirkman Silva

February 13, 2013

My prayers and thoughts are with all of you. She gave me so many happy childhood memories. God's blessings.

Eric Silveira

February 13, 2013

I was blessed to have known you. Hope there's lots of chocolate for you in heaven, you will be missed

Lisa Pontes

February 13, 2013

Cathy & Family....I just found out today of the passing of your Mother. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. With my deepest sympathy.