Rita's Story

ADDISON - Rita Joanne Bishop.69. Passed away April 4, 2015 at the Sunrise Healthcare Facility in Jonesport surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 2, 1946 in Machias the daughter of John M. and Arlena B. (Alley) Alley.

She loved going camping , spending time with friends and family at dinners and gatherings, rides in the car , and going out to eat. She worked in housekeeping at Sunrise Healthcare Facility, where she loved helping, and spending time with the residents. She was a member of the Jonesport Wesleyan Church.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years Harry Bishop ; three children Arlena Ryan of Addison , Lewis Bishop of Lamoine , and Terry Bishop and wife Jennifer of VA ; her father John Alley ; five grandchildren - Nicholas , Joseph , Lance , Hayden , and McKenna ; a great- grandson Jaxson ; two brothers - John Jr. and partner Barbara of Belgrade and Shirley and wife Linda of Jonesport ;brothers and sisters-in-law- Doris Faulkingham of Beals , Gordon Goodwin and wife Janice of Bar Harbor , Franklin Goodwin of Bernard , and Jane Wilson and husband of CA ; many nieces , nephews, cousins , and friends , to include special friends Priscilla Look and Jean Guptill of Jonesport.

She was predeceased by her mother Arlena Alley , and step-mother Dorothy Alley

Friends are invited to visit with the family from Noon until time of funeral services at 2pm on Tuesday April 7, 2015 at the Jonesport Wesleyan Church 143 Main St. Jonesport with Rev. Andrew Phillips officiating. Burial will be held in the Greenwood Cemetery, Jonesport at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in her memory may be made to :Sunrise Care Facility Activities/"Picnic Shelter Fund" PO Box 507 Jonesport,ME 04649. Condolences and memories may be shared with the Bishop Family at www.mcclurefamilyfuneral.com
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