In memory of
Michelina Backlund Montclair resident had a long and fulfilling life, 102 Michelina Backlund, a longtime resident of Montclair, N.J., passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 10, 2021. She had a long and fulfilling life living to the age of 102. Visiting is Friday, January 15, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Caggiano Memorial, 62 Grove St, Montclair, with a funeral service to begin at 11am at the funeral home. Interment at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Upper Montclair. A daughter of immigrant parents Gaetano and Emanuela Napolitano, she was married to Edward Backlund. A hard worker Michelina was a manager at AT&T and her family was the center of her life. She is survived by an Uncle, Nicola Fiornascente, three nephews, Tom Brunetto, Tom Napolitano and John Klein, two nieces, Andrea Brunetto and Rosemary Klein, 8 great-nephews and nieces and 4 great-great-nephews and nieces. The family asks that in lieu of flowers you make a donation to your favorite charity in her name.
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