Gail Howard Backus Acton, MAGail Howard Backus, 76, of Acton, formerly of Lisbon, NY, died Jan. 24, 2014. Beloved husband of Marjorie (Richards). Loving father of Carlie Holmberg of Eagle River, AK, Craig Backus and wife, Maribeth of Portland, CT, John Backus and wife, Laura of Webster, MA, and David Backus and wife, Michelle of Sterling, MA. Grandfather of Kenny and Mack Holmberg, Erica, Jonathan, Abigail and Michael Backus, Silas and Miller Backus. Brother of Ann B. LaDuke of Massena, NY and Faith E. Armstrong of Lisbon, NY. Sat., Feb. 8th, visitation 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., services with Rev. Walter Smith officiating, begin at 12 p.m. at the Fox-Murray Funeral Home, 528 Franklin St., Ogdensburg, NY. Reception immediately following at the White Church Community Room, 9226 Five Mile Line Rd., Lisbon, NY. A memorial gathering in Acton, MA, will be planned later this spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are appreciated. Please address checks to: Brigham & Women's Hospital Adrenal Fund AV, and mail to: David Backus, 210 Chace Hill Rd., Sterling, MA. 01564.
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Feb. 2, 2014