Date of Death: February 21, 2023
In accordance with family wishes, cremation will be conducted; a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at a later date.
Darlene Marie Britton, 79, of Three Rivers, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2023 surrounded by her loving family.
She was born May 6, 1943 in Niles, the daughter of James and Jeanette (Meyers) Davis. Darlene graduated from Niles High School in 1961, then graduated from the South Bend College of Commerce.
On October 2, 1965 Darlene married Robert W. Britton. They shared nearly 36 years of marriage before his passing in 2001. They spent many years traveling to Texas and Florida for the winter months and then spending summers enjoying traveling around Michigan.
She worked in the Trust Department at the First National Bank from 1980 to 1997. She really enjoyed working with her customers of the Trust Department and all the employees of the bank.
Darlene loved traveling, gardening, going to casinos, and especially giving away quotes of the day. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and The Commission on Aging. She loved to spread sunshine to whomever she met.
Remaining to cherish her memory are her two daughters, Sherrie (Joe) Nowicki and Suzanne (Paul) Phillips, and her “special adopted daughter” Shannon Menz; three grandsons, Matt Phillips, Alex Phillips, and Ryan Nowicki; a very loving sister, Nancy (John) Hettwer; and two special nieces, Amy Gnagy and Vickie Walsh.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Donations in Darlene’s memory may be directed to the SPCA of Southwest Michigan. Envelopes are available at or may be sent to Hohner Funeral Home.
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I’m so very sorry for your loss, your mom had one of the greatest laughs she will be so missed!
So very sorry for your loss.
Sherrie and Joe, So sorry to hear about your mom Sherrie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
I remember when Darlene was going through RCIA. She was out traveling the country part of the time that winter and went to many different churches to complete her studies for initiation on holy Saturday. She was very devoted and dedicated to her faith. She had a wonderful smile and a great laugh, rest and peace Darlene.
I’m very sorry for the loss of your mom.
May God comfort you at this difficult time.
Sherrie: My sincere condolences to you and your family members during this very sad and difficult time. May God surround you with His Love, Peace and Comfort.
So very sorry for your loss. Hold on tight to all of the great memories.
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this time. 🙏🏻
So very sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace in the loving arms of our Lord. Thinking of you all.
So sorry to hear of your loss. I know of the Britton’s through Boland Tire and Action Auto.
I am sorry to hear of Darlene’s passing. Darlene and I worked together at FNB and she was an excellent employee. Even though she was a huge Notre Dame fan, we worked hard but had fun doing it. She will be missed. My prayers go out to Sherrie and Sue and their families.
Thank You and GO NOTRE DAME. Thanks for being a great boss but friend to her.