Julie M Backus
(1966 - 2008)

Julie M Backus

New York, United States of America
October 11, 1966

New York, United States of America
September 2, 2008

This site is dedicated to Julie M Valvo Backus

CHAUMONT, N.Y. — Julie M. Valvo Backus, 41, of Old Town Springs Rd., died September 2, 2008 at her home under the loving care of her family, friends and Hospice of Jefferson County.

Born Oct. 11, 1966, in Watertown, NY, a daughter of Michael and Judith Van Alstyne Valvo, she was educated in St. Anthony’s school, Immaculate Heart Central School and graduated from Watertown High School.

Ms. Backus was employed in the accounting department of the Citizen’s Bank of Cape Vincent for several years retiring due to ill health. She previously worked for 10 years as secretary at B.E.L. Insurance Co., Watertown and for 13 years in the library at Watertown High School.

She was a communicant of All Saints Catholic Church in Chaumont and a life member of the North Side Improvement League Auxiliary.

She enjoyed NASCAR, reading, gardening and painting. She also enjoyed motorcycling and snowmobiling.

Ms. Backus was a band aide for the Lyme Central Marching Band and enjoyed watching her sons participate in basketball and soccer at Lyme Central School. She was employed at Bay Breeze Golf Course in Chaumont for one year.

A previous marriage ended in divorce.

Besides her parents of Watertown, she is survived by two sons, Jacob W. Backus and Zachary G. Backus, both of Chaumont; her maternal grandmother, Mary Van Alstyne, Watertown; her fiancé’, Ronald Goodfriend, Chaumont; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Christine and Robert Shipley, Glen Park, Jenny Youngs, Watertown; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Michael and Julie Valvo, Watertown, and Jason and Michelle Valvo, Liverpool; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

A prayer service was held September 5, 2008 at Reed & Benoit Funeral Home followed by a funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church, with Rev. Donald Robinson, pastor, officiating. Burial service was held in the New Cedar Grove Cemetery, Chaumont.

Contributions may be made for a fund to be established for the college education of Julie’s sons and the Lyme Central School Marching Band, c/o, Christine Shipley, 604 Church St., Glen Park, NY 13601.

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Saw your mom today, she looks good. Met your sister in law as well. It was great seeing her made me think of you! All the good times..just wanted to stop by and say hi...and tell you i miss you so much our paths will cross again someday.Until then you'll be in my thoughts! :))
Rose Conant (Friend)
March 24th, 2012
Julie: I have not written in awhile (sorry) I pray each night and think of you and mom and dad . I miss you very much It just never seems to get better. A little girl arrived in heaven yesterday mattie hope you take care of her. she is very special just like you. Not much snow this winter but cold , the boys are good and dad and I have had colds. I just wanted to say Love and you are always on my mind sweetheart MOM
Judy Valvo (Mother)
February 9th, 2012
The valvo family is very special-as family we used to spend alot of time together at camp I miss that alot. Julie was a very special person her smile would light up a room. My heart goes out to her mom judy losing a child has got to be the worst thing you have to experience in life, I always envied the closness of the valvo kids it was something special, I never had that. Once I lost my Mom I thought the world went out from under me but I know some day I will see her again, I know aunt mary, aunt veron, my mom Betty and Julie are probably all sitting around remembering the good times. I have learned life is short so try to make each day a memory.I am sure Julie is an angel now because she certainly was one with us. She was so lucky to have such a loving family and GOD BLESS ALL OF THEM I love them all

anne coleman-davison (cousin)
May 9th, 2011
There isn't a day that goes by that i don't think of you. Its hard not to have you here with me. The days turn to weeks, then to months, and then to years, but You will always be inside of my heart and soul. Its hard to grow up without a person as strong as you are and especially to be my Mom. Someone who understands me like no one else. But on to the stories =p I remember one day we were riding our bikes down the good ol' Old Town Springs Road and we were about to or 15 feet away from the driveway. And i thought it would be fun to put me feet in the spokes of my front tire (which you should never do) and it wasn't a good idea, but the front tire stopped and i went over the handlebars and landed right flat on my butt!! And the day we were in price chopper, that was a priceless moment. i was doing what kids always do standing on the back bar of the shopping cart. And i don't know if the cart was calling me fat or what but it flipped right over on top of me and trapped me inside of it! I will always keep those experiences in the back of my mind. I know your looking down on me keeping me safe and protected in your sacred garden, but i wish that you were down here, where you still belong with your friends and family keeping all of us safe and happy with your loving smile. I love you all the roses Mom and will never stop Believing.
Zach Backus (Son)
April 17th, 2011
Months ago my husband surprised me with a little trip up north. We took the most lovely hike up Mt. Joe and came upon your memorial (Ironically, only a few days before Lonnie posted, I wonder if we were there the same day) It was a reminder that life can be cut short, even for the most special people on earth. That day you made me fall even more in love with my husband knowing that any day could be our last. Thank you for that <3
September 22nd, 2010
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"Merry Christmas 2019 Julie never forget you and want you and my Parents watch over us all for a Healthy and Better new Year , Love and Miss you each day .MOM"
Judith Valvo
December 20th, 2019
"Merry Christmas 2019 Julie never forget you and want you and my Parents watch over us all for a Healthy and Better new Year , Love and Miss you each day .MOM"
Judith Valvo
December 20th, 2019
"Happy Thanksgiving Julie you are on my mind as I was reading what zack and jacob wrote . Great boys you have. Dinner here today Keep a eye on us all hopefully MOM and DAD and Scott are all with you . Wish we had more time I Love you and Miss you"
Judith Valvo
November 22nd, 2018
"Julie: 10 years has passed and you are still om my mind daily. I am getting older 76this yr dad 83 but we are good. Ipray you are too my angel. Hope Scott is with you ,and MOM and DAD love you all so much. Hugs kisses , keepand eye on us Love MOM"
Judith Valvo
November 7th, 2018
"Julie; Merry Christmas sweet heart ,God I miss you. We all were together last night, your boys are so good and that grandson Julian is beautiful.It is snowing hard today but it's christmas.sending all my love to you if you see MOM and DAD hug them"
Judith Valvo
December 25th, 2017
"Merry Christmas Julie , Oh how we all wish you to be here but we know you are looking over us all. We all will be together again at michael's tonight to celebrate jesus birthday and the new years to come . Miss you every day Bless us you MOM"
MOM Valvo
December 24th, 2016
"Hi: Honey just a note I Love you and miss you bad today but I know you are with me always ,if only Ihad 1 wish I would come right up there to hold youi n my arms and see mom and dad too Be with us today Happy Thanksgiving my poohshoe Love MOM"
MOM Valvo
November 24th, 2016
"It is snowing out first of the year.Christmas is just around the corner and your beautiful grandson is 6months old now . He is so cute Julian if he only knew you . I love and miss you my beautiful daughter , Watch, over your family and boys. MOM"
Mom Valvo
November 20th, 2016
"Miss you sis! Can't believe its been 8 years. Wish we all had more time together but cherish the time we did."
Jason Valvo
September 2nd, 2016
"Today is so sad 8yrs has passed but you are still with many family and friends ,never forgotten. I wish things were different .Scott and your sons have been wonderful and now you have a grandson Julian and Kaitlin your daughter-in-law I love you MOM"
MOM Valvo
September 2nd, 2016


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