In Branford November 5, 2001, Jean S. Backes of Talmadge Ave. East Haven, formerly of Branford and Florida. Wife of the late Thomas M. Backes. Mother of Thomas L. Backes of Branford and Kathryn Grippo of Burlington,VT. Sister of Leroy Smith Jr. of California. Also survived by 4 grandchildren & 2 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Backes was born in Trenton,N.J. of February 5, 1924, a daughter of the late Leroy & Wilma Smith.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 10:00 at the W.S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 504 Main St. Branford. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Ct. Hospice,100 Double Beach Rd. Branford,Ct.06405 or to the Yale Geriatric Center, 20 York St. T Basement, New Haven,Ct. 06504.
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