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Donald P. Bishop

FORT FAIRFIELD - Donald P. Bishop, 80, husband of the late Dawn L. Bishop, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, March 28, 2013, at his daughter's home in Wade. He was born Nov. 15, 1932, in Easton, the son of Frank Sr. and Violet M. (Hersey) Bishop.

He attended Easton schools and went on to proudly serve his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean War, a member of the 48th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division, attaining the rank of corporal, and also served with the U.S. Army reserves until 1961. Donald was married to Dawn L. Flannery on Nov. 19, 1955, and had been employed for many years as a truck driver, whose handle was "Little Greek," for a number of businesses including Potato Service, Dysart's, Aroostook Beverage, ABC Trucking, Salmor Farms and H.G. Sargent. Mr. Bishop was a member of American Legion Walter Lovely Post No. 27, Fort Fairfield, and was an accomplished mechanic, doing small engine work even after being deemed legally blind with macular degeneration. Donald enjoyed fishing, hunting and he also greatly enjoyed time spent at Giggey's Garage, Fort Fairfield, and was a proud member of "Liar's Club" at Fort Fairfield's Harvest Market, however Donald's greatest joy was his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents; Mr. Bishop was predeceased by his wife, Dawn on Feb. 9, 1995; two brothers, Frank "Sonny" Bishop Jr. and Russell H. Bishop; and sister, Betty Maynard. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Ginny Bishop of Fort Fairfield, and Brent and Carrie Bishop of Garland; two daughters and son-in-law, Debi-Jo and Allan Woollard of Wade, and Darcy Bishop of Woodland; seven grandchildren, Jaime Dawn Woollard and husband, Derek Cyr, of Portland, Janalyn Woollard of Wade, Justin Woollard of Boston, Lana McCurrie of Presque Isle, Matthew Crouch of Woodland, and Samantha and Nicholas Bishop, both of Garland; two great-grandchildren, Elija Victor Cyr of Portland and Eliza Dawn McCurrie of Presque Isle; two soon to be great-grandchildren, Aubrey Dawn Cyr and Ian Daniel McCurrie; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main St., Fort Fairfield, where the funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Mark Babin officiating. Interment with military honors will take place later in the spring at Riverside Cemetery, Fort Fairfield. Those who wish may contribute in memory of Mr. Bishop to the charity or organization of one's choice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences to the family may be expressed at www.gibersondorseyfuneralhome.com.

Published in BDN Maine on Mar. 30, 2013
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