Bernice L. (Nason) Backman, 71 of Plymouth, formerly of Falmouth, died Sept. 13, 2013. Bernice had been battling Alzheimers and end-stage dementia for the past few years but maintained her spirit and independence. Born Feb. 06, 1942 in Quincy, she was the daughter of the late John Francis Nason. She attended Quincy Schools and moved to Falmouth after getting married in 1970 to the late Chief Andrew L. Backman (Otis ANGB FD). Bernice worked as an Assistant Bookkeeper at Andys market for over 20 years. However, her true loves were her children and her grandchildren. Bernice was a mother and true friend to all. For the 8 years leading up her alzheimers diagnosis Bernice had the pleasure of living with and helping care for her two grandchildren. Bernice is survived by her son John R. Backman of Carver and Andrew L. Backman Jr. along with her daughter-in-law Karen Backman, and granddaughters Ariana and Kyla, with whom she made her home in Plymouth prior to being moved to Emeritus Senior Living. She is also survived by her brother John (Jack) Nason and sister-in-law Sally Nason of Maine, sister-in-law Janet Backman of Quincy, brother-in-law Carl Backman and sister-in-law Ingrid Backman of FL. She was also the sister of the late George Nason also of Maine. The family would like to thank the staff of Emeritus at Plymouth Beach and Beacon Hospice for their wonderful and compassionate care. These people were not only excellent caregivers but also friends and an integral part of her memory and end-of-life care. Funeral arrangements were made by the Bartlett Funeral Home, 338 Court Street, Plymouth. Visiting hours were held on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 from 4 - 7 p.m. A memorial service was held at the funeral home on Monday at 6 p.m. Interment will be at the MA National Cemetery, where she will be buried with her late husband, Andrew. Burial ceremony attendees should meet at the entry to the National Cemetery on Connery Ave. in Bourne, MA at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday Sept. 17, 2013. Attendees will be invited to a reception in celebration of Bernices life immediately following the burial ceremony. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Bernices honor to the MA
. You may also join Team Bernie and walk on her behalf during the South Shore Walk at the Plymouth Waterfront on Sept. 21, 2013 (10 a.m. start). Registrations for the walk and/or donations may be made by visiting www.alzwalkMANH.org or to the
, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.
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Bartlett-Garrity Funeral Home Inc
338 Court St
Plymouth, MA 02360
Published in Old Colony Memorial from Sept. 16 to Sept. 23, 2013