Ronald J. Burton

July 10, 1940February 19, 2013

Ronald J. Burton, age 72, of Swansea, died February 19, 2013 at his residence. He was the husband of Barbara K. (Eastwood) Burton for the past 42 years.

Born in Fall River, a son of the late John F. and Esther (Healy) Burton, he moved to Swansea in 1974. An auto body repairman, he worked for the former Poirier’s in Fall River for over 25 years, retiring in 1999.

Surviving in addition to his wife: two daughters: Nancy Burton and her fiancé David Tolley of Swansea, Caroline Morrissette and her husband Todd of Westport, a son: Ronald Nascimento of Swansea, a brother: Dean Burton and wife Janet and a sister: Sandra Carrier and husband Raymond all of Swansea, five grandchildren: Samantha and Rachel Missildine, Kendra Burton, Hannah and Jacob Morrissette and several nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be held Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 10 AM in the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at BIRCHCREST, 189 Gardners Neck Rd., Swansea. Visiting hours Friday 4PM -7PM. Burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Swansea.



  • Visitation Friday, February 22, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 23, 2013


  • Burial

Ronald J. Burton

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Mia Plante

March 17, 2014

Miss you Uncle Ronnie

Lori (Blackburn) Bowley

February 26, 2013

May you find comfort in your memories during this difficult time. God Bless!

Leah Reis Costa

February 24, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Smiley .

February 23, 2013

He was always incredibly nice to me, and treated me like I was a part of the family. I was unhappy growing up, but he always told me how beautiful my smile was and that I should more often. It's been almost 5 years since I've seen him, but that's always stuck with me. Thank you for your kindness.

Betty Ann Phelan

February 22, 2013

My dear, dear cousin I will see you today, but you will forever be in my heart. We grew up together and played together, you were my hero and protector . Eddie is waiting for you and you will be at peace with him. Love you always !

Colette Hardy

February 22, 2013

To the Burton family, we are sorry for your loss and will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Love Colette, Shawn, Jeremy, Katie and Danny. xoxoxoxoxo

dean burton

February 22, 2013

i remember when i stomped on a log with a yellow jacket nest in it behind nana"s house. i got stung about 15 to 20 times before you grabbed me and pushed me into her basement you got stung a few times too

February 22, 2013

i remember doing something stupid in nana"s back yard by stompimg on a log that had a yellow jacket nest in it. i got stung at at least 15 to 20 times and you grabbed me and pushed into nana"s basement you got stung a few times yourself

nancy carvalho

February 21, 2013

Barbara and Family
I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you and your family the strenght to get thru this.
Nancy Carvalho

Mia Carroll Plante

February 21, 2013

Uncle Ronnie, you are going to be missed tremendously..I'll miss the old stories about Ocean Grove, you with my parents, the closeness of our family.. I have to say you were a fighter til the end.. And you were still smiling when you were telling your stories to me..I'll miss you for many reasons..may you rest in peace and have a drink with my Uncle Tommy Tobin for me... Fly angel, spread your wings xo love you