JONESPORT - Lucille Backman, 91, passed away peacefully on October 22, 2015. She was born in Jonesport, the daughter of Guy and Beatrice (Watt) Woodward.
She married Bernard Backman and traveled around with their family living in Camden, Bath and Rhode Island. She returned home to Jonesport where she was a devoted caregiver for her husband and her mother.
Lucille was a social butterfly and was an active member of the Indian River Grange and The Friendly Club. She was also a member of the Advent Church on Beals, but began attending the Congregational Church in Jonesport to follow pastor George Woodward. She enjoyed attending Meals for Me at Gaelic Square with her friends and she especially enjoyed Beano. Lucille wrote the Jonesport column for the Machias Valley News Observer for many years. Her final home, the Grace Home, will remember her for being a friend to all and a pleasure to be around.
Lucille was predeceased by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Guy Woodward, her Husband Benny Backman, her Daughter Bernardette Beal, Sisters Marie Parker, Lurlene Morris, Thelma Maclean, Brothers Guy Woodward Jr., Keith Woodward, Evans Woodward and Homer Woodward, Step children Gordon Backman and Maryann Merchant and Grandson Donald Smith, Jr.
Lucille is survived by her Daughter Faye Smith and husband Don of Wiscassett, Son in law Napoleon Beal of Jonesport, Sister Nadine Crowley of Addison, Granddaughter Heather Anderson and husband Ian of Jonesboro, Grandson Ben Backman and wife Angie of Addison, Grandson Michael Smith and wife Beth of Wiscasset, Step grandchildren Lisa Mitchell, Steven Merchant, Dixie Beaudoin, Joel Backman, Irene Edwards, Terrilyn Bassett and Ethel Marie Johnson. She is also survived by special great grandchildren Kayla Backman, Marina Anderson, Samantha Meserve, husband Joe and sons Damion and Kaiden, Georgia Payne, Erryn Payne, Matthew Payne, Sarah Biddle, Matthew Smith, Steven Smith, Kirsten Smith and Reginald Mitchell, as well as many nieces, nephews and special friends.
Services for Lucille will be held at the Congregational Church in Jonesport Sunday November 1 at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Grace Home Activities Department, 95 Willey District Rd in Harrington. Arrangements entrusted to Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Machias.