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RALEIGH, NC - Alice Bishop Dean, 86, entered heaven on May 15, 2016 at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. She was born June 8, 1929 in West Enfield, ME to Fred and Iva Ross Bishop.

She was married to Harrison Dean for 48 years. She was predeceased by her husband in 1995, her parents, three sisters and three brothers.

Survivors include one sister, Suzanne of WI; her children, June/Baxter Cook, Searsport ME, Priscilla Hamilton, Arthur/Leola Dean, Joseph/Ramona Dean, an adopted granddaughter, Tammy/Angel Calzadilla, all of Melbourne FL, Anna/Charles Sodergren, Waldoboro, ME and Deborah Dunn, Raleigh NC; grandchildren, Baxter Jr./Lori, Belinda/Tom, Brad/Charlene, Arthur/Angela, Annette/Richard, Stephen, Michael, Mark/Tara, Tina, Joe, Paul, PJ; great grandchildren, Katie, Audrey, Chelsie, Arlen, Taylor, Ava, Orion, Zane, Joe, Lorenzo, Ariana, Julian, Zackary, Brian, Oliver, Kross, Aaron, Rayanna, Seth, Bianca, Dante, Jeff, Jessica, Allie, Cameron, Wyatt, and Richie; and one great great grandson, Bennett.

She lived in Maine, Melbourne, FL and for the last 2 years in Raleigh, NC with her daughter Deborah who was her caregiver. She loved reading The Republican Journal and sending birthday cards to all her family with $1 tucked inside for the youngest ones. She kept in contact with her friends of over 50 years, Elaine, Bonnie, Gail, Anna Lee, Dottie. She was employed at Maplewood Poultry.

Cremation was by Carolina Cremation Services and she will join her husband at Florida Memorial Gardens. No service is planned at this time. Memorial donations can be made to The Shepherd's Godparents Home, Bangor, ME 04402.
Published on  May 21, 2016
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