Charlotte Backer Murran, a homemaker and lifelong resident of Monticello, died Thursday, July 26, 2007 at the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris after a short illness. She was 91.

The daughter of the late Carl and Emile Backer, she was born July 7, 1916 in the Bronx. Charlotte was the widow of John J. Murran who predeceased her on July 28, 1997, and was also a member of St. Peter's Church in Monticello.

She is the beloved mother of a son, John A. Murran, Sr. and his wife, Jeanette; a daughter, Joan Reuss and her husband, Jack; a brother, William Backer; and a loving grandmother to her eight grandchildren: Debbie Braught and her husband, Bruce, John Murran, Jr. and his fianc , Karen, Patti Bock and her husband, Kenny, Ed Murran, Randy Murran and his wife, Rachel, Cindy Atkins and her husband, Terry, John S. Reuss III and his wife, Lisa, Ronald Reuss and his wife, Debra; 15 great grandchildren: Kira Bivens, Bruce and Chris Braught, John A. Murran III, Scott and Amber Bock, Kimberly, Caitlin and Ed Murran, Jr., Robert Riley, Randy and Jaiden Murran, Chelsea and Sean Reuss and Stacey Reuss, and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 27 from 7-9 p.m. at the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home, 401 Broadway in Monticello.

Her funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 28 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery in Monticello.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Monticello Fire Dept, 23 Richardson Avenue, Monticello, NY 12701 or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 628, Monticello, NY 12701.

Arrangements are under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Monticello. For additional information, please visit