Antone Britto, 86 years old, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 14, 2021. Antone was born and raised in Providence, a son of the late John and Rufina (Silva) Britto. He lived in Providence all his life. He was the brother of the late Francisco “Chico”, Vincent, Joseph, John, Sylvester, Louise and Bea Britto. Although he is the last survivor of his brothers and sisters, Antone is survived by several nieces, nephews and very close family friends and his longtime companion, Donna Marie Gomes. As a young boy he was a member of the Fox Point Boys Club, (which later became the Fox Point Boys & Girls Club). He continued his relationship with the Fox Point Boys & Girls Club by becoming a member of the Alumni Association. He helped support the club by participating in raising funds, organizing trips and getting equipment for the kids attending the Boys and Girls Club.
Antone worked as a dog catcher for the city of Providence and before retiring, he worked for many years on the railroad tracks at Amtrak. As a young boy Antone became interested in animals, in particular dogs. His knowledge, devotion and dedication for dogs grew into a passion for owning, breeding and participating in dog shows. He also was a lover of antiques and always enjoyed shopping for antiques.
Antone was the best uncle and father figure one could ask for. He advised, loved and supported his family like only Uncle Tony could do. His laughter, famous sayings (Don’t waste your life, What’s the big deal, You live to die and more recently, Boom, Boom, Boom), would not only make us laugh, but it would resonate within. Thank you Uncle Tony for your love, your commitment to your family, your tender heart and your giving soul.
We will continue to honor the Britto legacy by living our lives to the fullest.
We would love to thank the staff at Steere House, who for the past 4 years have become part of our family.
In lieu of flowers contributions to Steere House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 100 Borden Street, Providence, RI 02903 or The Fox Point Boys and Girls Club Alumni Association, PO Box 14026, East Providence, RI 02914 would be appreciated.
Funeral services will be private.