Ann Backus

Obituary of Ann Marie Backus

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.
Monday
3
February

Visitation at Funeral Home

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, February 3, 2020
FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home
17 S. Delaware Avenue
Yardley, Pennsylvania, United States
Tuesday
4
February

Visitation at Main Service

11:00 am - 11:45 am
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
St. Ignatius Cemetery
999 Reading Avenue
Yardley, Pennsylvania, United States
Tuesday
4
February

Mass

12:00 pm
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
St. Ignatius Cemetery
999 Reading Avenue
Yardley, Pennsylvania, United States
Tuesday
4
February

Final Resting Place

1:15 pm
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Our Lady Of Grace Cemetery
1215 Super Highway
Langhorne, Pennsylvania, United States
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