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76 Prospect Street
Rockville-Vernon, CT 06066
Phone: (860) 875-5490
Fax: (860) 872-8200
Gail McEldowney

Gail Ann McEldowney (Backofen)

Sunday, June 29th, 1947 - Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
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Gail Ann (Backofen) McEldowney, 71, of Vernon, CT and New Smyrna Beach, FL died peacefully Tuesday April 9, 2019 in the hospital in Florida after a short illness. She was born on June 29, 1947 in Rockville, where she lived until this year. She is survived by her beloved husband of 51 years, Elliott McEldowney, by her sister Susan (Backofen) Dorne and by her sons Elliott McEldowney IV and Arthur McEldowney. She was the daughter of the late Dorothy (Weber) Backofen and Edwin F. Backofen. A lifelong resident of Rockville and Vernon until this year, Gail was the owner of the sports collectable store Mac’s Cards in Vernon for 24 years. She was a dedicated sports fan and loyally followed her beloved New York Yankees and the UConn and Sun women’s basketball teams. Many remember her as a bus driver for the Vernon public schools for many years. She loved gardening and feeding the wild birds that visited the yard. She traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and had a special place in her heart for Maui, HI and Cooperstown, NY. Gail had a deep love of animals, especially her rescue Dalmatians Pudge, Cooper, and Dover. Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family from 10 AM to 12 PM on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Burke-Fortin Funeral Home, 76 Prospect St., Rockville, CT 06066 for a celebration of her life. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to a pet shelter of your choice. For online condolences please visit: www.pietrasfuneralhome.com
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Burke-Fortin Funeral Home
    Address
    76 Prospect Street
    VERNON ROCKVILLE, CT 06066
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Michael R. Sharon, MD

Posted at 06:35am
It was a privilege being Gail's doctor for many years until I retired 6 years ago. My wife Jean and I wish to express our heartfelt condolences to her loving husband Elliott, family and friends. Such a kind, genial person will be truly missed.
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Scott and Charlene Dean

Posted at 08:39pm
We knew Gail back in the days of Mac's Cards. She was knowledgeable, fair and a good businesswoman. So sorry to hear of her passing at such a young age. We have her by 3 years with Scott in long-term-care in Wallingford. Our prayers go out to Elliott and the boys. May God Bless you all.
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