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.