DEXTER – Grayson Poole Bishop, 84, died April 18, 2010, at Mayo Regional Hospital, Dover-Foxcroft, after a long illness. He was born Oct. 24, 1925, in Monson, a son of Ira and Margaret (Poole) Bishop. He graduated from Monson Academy and Maine Maritime Academy. He was employed for five years with U.S. Lines, New York; sailing to Europe, Philippines, China and Australia. He married June Nichols, of Dexter, in 1950. They remained in Dexter where he wanted his children brought up in rural New England. He worked for Metropolitan Insurance Co. for 25 years, and later, the town of Dexter as tax assessor, until his retirement. He owned Bishop Hill and, at the time of his death, was co-owner of Fairways Knolls Apartments, Dexter. In addition to his devoted wife of 59 years, he is survived by his children, Stephen and wife, Paula Bishop, of Veazie and Stephanie and husband, Eric Haley, of Waterville; four grandchildren, Kyle Joseph Bishop of Belfast, Kurt Grayson Bishop of Huntington Beach, Calif., Erica Haley-Morrison of Bangor and Ryan Patrick Haley of Orono. He was predeceased by a sister, Carlene Bishop Bickford and her husband, Merle Bickford, of Dover, N.H. At his request, there will be no funeral services. A private committal service will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
GRAYSON P. BISHOP
Posted April 20, 2010, at 7:42 p.m.