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John A. Backus


1935 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
John A. Backus Obituary


John A. Backus, 78, of West Stafford, died on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at home , surrounded by his family, he leaves the love of his life, of 40 yrs., Michele (Paul) Backus. He was born on July 20, 1935, in South Windsor, CT, son of the late Adam and Elizabeth (Zorskis) Backus. John was a graduate of Cheney Technical High School in Manchester. He worked as an electrician throughout his career for Spencer Turbine, Whitney Chain and Cello Products. John lived in South Windsor for many years, also resided in Chatham, MA for 12 yrs. and was a life member of the South Windsor Volunteer Fire Department and a past member and vice president of the South Windsor Jaycees. John was a hardworking man who enjoyed fixing and upgrading things around his home. John enjoyed boating, sports and had played in softball leagues throughout the years. A kind, caring and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend, he will be greatly missed by all. Along with his wife of over 40 years, Michele, he leaves his children, John Backus of Somers and Cindy Kabel and her husband John of Stafford Springs, his step-daughters, Lori Trahan and her husband Joe of South Windsor and Susan Joslin of Ellington; 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, Stanley Backus and sisters, Margaret Cafro, Alice Larimore, Anne Fuller and his faithful companion Luke. His family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m., with a Memorial Service to follow at 7 p.m., at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Rd., South Windsor. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the , 1 Union St., Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691-4183 and/or South Windsor Volunteer Fire Department 1175 Ellington Rd., South Windsor, CT 06074. Please visit us at www.carmonfuneralhome.com for online condolences and guest book.


Published in The Hartford Courant on June 22, 2014
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