William C. Bishop
WOONSOCKET- William C. "Willy" Bishop, 91, died Tuesday at Trinity Health & Rehab Center. He was the former husband and friend of Shirley R. (DeCosta) Bishop of Pawtucket.
Born in Cumberland, he was a son of the late Arthur and Mini Bishop. He resided in Cumberland and Seekonk for most of his life.
Mr. Bishop was an Army Veteran of WWII serving in the European Theatre.
Willy was a farmer and landscaper and loved animals.
He is survived by two sons Michael Bishop of CT and John Bishop (Diane) of Seekonk, three daughters Susan Pennington of NH, Shirley Gadbois of Manville, and Jeanne Bray of Johnston. He was the father of the late William C. Bishop, Jr. and Francis Bishop and father-in-law of the late Richard Bray. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and was predeceased by all of his siblings.
A committal service with Military Honors will be held Friday at 11:30 am in the chapel of the RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Visiting hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. Arrangements are by the Menard-Lacouture Funeral Home, 127 Carrington Ave. Woonsocket.
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