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Obituary for Doris Anne Nicholson Backus

In Loving Memory
Doris Anne Nicholson Backus
May 8, 2022

Doris Anne Nicholson Backus, 88, passed away at her longtime home on Fayette Street in Mexico, NY; in which she lived for 70 years. She was born in Syracuse, NY; daughter of Harry and Doris Vorce Nicholson.

She was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mexico. She and one other were the first females of the session of the church. She was also a Chairman of the Board of Deacons and a Sunday school teacher for many years. She also helped with many of the Church’s activities. She enjoyed helping the Pastor and her husband order flowers for Church, that fit in so well with the events. She was also a member of the New York Holstein Association.

We had a beautiful family camp on Lake Ontario for 30 years, which Doris treasured.

She was predeceased by a son, Harry; and her sister, Marilyn Hilton.

She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Horace Backus; her son John (Debra) Backus; their sons Jesse (Lauren) Vorrasi, Andrew (Hidemi) Backus, Jonathan Backus, their great-grandchildren Sophie Vorrasi and Landon Vorrasi; her daughter Kim (Marc) Grindle; and their son Derek; her brother, William (Nancy) Nicholson; their children Shamus Nicholson, Dr. Katey Nicholson (Sara), Sean (Lindsay) Nicholson, Sarah (Craig) Clark; her great nephew and niece Emmett, Lydia and Heather Nicholson; along with many nieces and nephews. All of the family were important in their own way to a fitting conclusion of a lifetime, devoted to her family and church.

Funeral services will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2022 from the First Presbyterian Church of Mexico with Pastor Karen Green officiating. Interment will be in Mexico Village Cemetery. Relatives and Friends are invited to call from 12 to 2 pm at the church prior to the service. Arrangements are in care of Harter Funeral Home, Inc., 9 Washington Avenue, Mexico, NY.

Contributions in Doris Anne's memory may be made to Hospice of CNY.

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First Visitation

When Thursday, May 12, 2022 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location
First Presbyterian Church of Mexico
Address
4361 Church Street
Mexico, New York 13114
Additional Information

Service Information

When
Thursday, May 12, 2022 2:00pm
Officiating
Pastor Karen Green
Location
First Presbyterian Church of Mexico
Address
4361 Church Street
Mexico, New York 13114

Interment Information

When
Thursday, May 12, 2022 3:00pm
Location
Mexico Village Cemetery
Address
45 Academy Street
Mexico, New York 13114
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