Jon P. Backgren, 69, passed away suddenly from heart complications on Aug. 12 in West Bridgewater.
Jon was the loving son of the late Carl and Janice (Vachon) Backgren and grew up in Brockton. Jon was a graduate of Brockton High School, Class of 1963 and after graduation joined the US Army reserves. Jon married June M. Dion on April 21, 1967 and they raised their beloved daughter in Brockton. He worked for over twenty-five years with Sysco Foods in Norton retiring at age 58. Jon loved golf and played most his life at D.W. Field Golf Club in Brockton before joining Easton CC a few years ago. He had many wonderful (and some not so good) rounds with his friends at both courses; and was always proud of his hole in one. He was a devoted family man who cherished his daily conversations with his daughter and always loved telling a good joke with his wry sense of humor.
Jon was a member of the Polish White Eagles Club in Brockton, the Club National (French Club) in Brockton, and Bridgewater Fitness.
He was the loving husband of June M. Backgren of Bridgewater and devoted father of Marianne Gates and her husband Shane of Middleboro. Jon is also survived by his brother Carl L. Backgren of East Bridgewater and many other loving relatives and friends.
A Funeral Home Service will be held on Mon. Aug. 17th at 11:00am at the Prophett-Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 98 Bedford St. Bridgewater and burial will be held privately. Visitation hours will be on Sunday from 2-5pm at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent The Wounded Warrior Project, PO BOX 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.