Ann Marie Norton Backus, 62-year-old mother of three passed peacefully on January 29, 2020. Ann Marie was born and raised in Rochester, NY. She graduated from Villanova University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts. She worked for a number of years at the former Strawbridge & Clothier, Mikasa, and Fortunoff as a buyer and department manager. However, her true calling in life was being a wife to husband, John; mother to her children, Megan, Kevin (Melissa), and Katelyn; and grandmother to Brayden and Natalie. While Ann Marie fought for 32 years against the advancement of the debilitating disease of progressive MS, she fiercely showed her children and grandchildren that motherhood is not physicality, but never-ending unconditional love and belief in her Catholic Faith. She is predeceased by her parents John and Dorothy Norton, sister Shelia Norton DeGraff, and brother Edward Norton. She is survived by her husband, children, grandchildren, her brothers Jack (Marge), and Bill (Michelle); sisters Dori (Buzz), Patty (Wick), and Maureen (Bill); sister-in-law MaryAnn Norton and brother-in-law Hal DeGraff; and numerous nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews. The viewing will be held Monday, Feb. 3 at 5pm – 8pm at the FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home, 17 S. Delaware Avenue, Yardley, PA, and Tuesday Morning Feb. 4 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 at St. Ignatius Church 999 Reading Ave. Yardley, PA followed by her Funeral Mass at 12 noon. Burial will be in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Langhorne, PA.