The Star Democrat

Stephen J. Britt


STUARTS DRAFT, VA — Stephen J. Britt passed away on December 31, 2021. He was born on July 13, 1935 in Hartford, CT to Paul E. and Emma Britt. He is survived by his sisters, Jean Derby and Sheelah Britt. Steve grew up in East Hartford, CT and it was there that he met his wife, Ann Papineau. Married on December 28, 1958, the couple had three children, James, Catherine, and Karen. Steve and Ann were married for 58 years and had 4 grandchild­ren, Sean & Catherine Britt and Sarah & Peter Favinger. Ann predecease­d Steve.

After serving in the Marine Corps, Steve began a long and successful business career, the most notable being Vice President at Black and Decker. During his 23 years at Black and Decker, Steve achieved national recognitio­n as the “Father of the Dustbuster” from numerous publicatio­ns such as Time Magazine.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, January 10, 2022 at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Easton, MD. The family will receive visitors at the church from 10:3011 and the service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Masks will be required in the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation PO Box 5014 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 or contribute online at michaeljfo­

For online condolence­s, please visit: www. f hnfuneralh­

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