Russell C. Britland Jr.

November 12, 1954March 5, 2018
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Russell C. Britland Jr, age 63 of Swansea, passed away Monday, March 5, 2018 in Charlton Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Barbara (Cestodio) Britland to whom he had been happily married to for 31 years.

Born in Fall River, a son of the late Russell C. Britland Sr. and Helen M. (Bradbury) Britland, he was a long time area resident. Russell graduated from Tiverton High School, class of 1973 and had attended Bristol Community College. Prior to his retirement in 2016, he was a machinist at Duro Finishing for 39 years and the owner/operator of Rusty’s landscaping.

He loved his wife Barbara dearly and his children and grandchildren. He was a constant joker, a huge foodie, loved trips to Foxwoods with his partner in crime David Cestodio to play Bingo and to enjoy the Buffett. In memory of Russ, the family would like everyone to raise a glass of Irish whiskey in Russell’s honor.

In addition to his wife he is survived by two daughters, Dawn M. Britland and Kimberly Miranda both of Swansea; two granddaughters, Paige and Faith Miranda; and several nieces and nephews.

His funeral service will be held on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 12:00 PM in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at BIRCHCREST, 189 Gardners Neck Road, Swansea. Relatives and friends are invited. Visitation to be held Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00PM. Burial Private. For tributes and directions:


  • Barbara (Cestodio) Britland, Wife
  • The late Russell C. Britland, Sr. and Helen M. (Bradbury) Britland, Parents
  • Dawn M. Britland, Daughter
  • Kimberly Miranda, Daughter
  • Paige Miranda, Granddaughter
  • Faith Miranda, Granddaughter
  • Several nieces and nephews



  • Visitation Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 9, 2018


  • Burial

Russell C. Britland Jr.

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March 9, 2018



Charles Cestodio Jr

March 8, 2018

Our Deepest condolences to you Barbara and family.

Chuck, Alicia, and Brittany

Kathleen McCarthy

March 7, 2018

Kim and family
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am sorry for your loss.

Heather Farias

March 6, 2018

Russ always said to me.."hey you, staying out of trouble?" Same quote of many years! Loved busting his chops back. I also enjoyed making him laugh this past christmas. He had a shy giggle and a great sense of humor. Rest easy Russ you will be missed.

Jo Anne Comiskey Torres

March 6, 2018

Barbara and family, I was so saddened to hear about Russell. He was such a nice man. Please know you will all be in my thoughts and prayers. Much love, Jo

Shryle & Nick Morais

March 6, 2018

Russ will always be remembered for his great sense humor. He loved joking around with people and kidding with them. Russ loved to go to the beach to quahog and show us how many he would get in a short time. I am sure he has a place in heaven

Dawn Lacombe

March 6, 2018

Barbara and girls Russ was very loved. He was a great man and will be missed by many. May God set a place for him in Heaven and may he comfort you in your time of loss. Love cousin Dawn and Rich Lacombe

Sheila Duckett

March 6, 2018

Barbara, Kim ,Dawn ,Faith ,& Paige I am so sorry for your loss ! Russ was such a good guy! I am so happy That Darlene Scott and my dad and myself ran into him a month or so ago at chemo. He seemed so happy and even drove himself there that day . We hugged and even made plans for him to visit with my Dad but it never happened. 😢 . I’ll never forget your first date with him Barbara I babysat and he came in his beautiful van to pick you up ❤️ From that day forward you were a match ! He became your husband and father to your children ! You all were so lucky may God Bless him and may he Rest In Peace until you all meet again. There is definitely a place for him at the Lords table he was a wonderful man! ❤️ You guys Sheila Kershaw -Duckett

Diana Cestodio Silva

March 6, 2018

I send you my deepest sorry for your loss.