Anita Kay (Friedland) Backer, 70, of Southborough, died at home on April 30. She was the wife of Michael Backer. Born in New York City, she was the daughter of Solomon and Jean (Schreider) Friedland. She graduated from the University of Bridgeport and for many years was a real estate salesperson. She was a founding member of Congregation B’nai Shalom of Westborough. She was a member of CBS choir for many years and the Congregation B’nai Care Group. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Stuart Backer and his wife, Julie, Bradley Backer and his wife, Susannah Horwitz, and Ethan Backer and his wife, Aiko; two brothers, Kenneth Friedland and his wife, Helene, and David Friedland; and four grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation B’nai Shalom, 117 East Main St., Westborough 01581; the Dana Farber Institute to Advance Research and Patient Care in Stem Cell Transplantation under the direction of Dr. Corey Cutler, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via; or to the charity of the donor’s choice. RICHARD PERLMAN OF MILES FUNERAL HOME OF HOLDEN


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