BAILEYVILLE – Jean Louise Bishop, 85, passed away Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at Calais Regional Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Jean was born June 19, 1928, in Mattawamkeag, daughter of the late William and Grace (Rideout) Foss.
She graduated from Mattawamkeag High School and worked in her family’s restaurant and as a telephone operator until she married Norman Bishop on Dec. 18, 1950. In 1964 they moved to Saint John, NB, where Jean was active in the women’s lady barbershop called Sea Belles, as well as several other quartets. In 1978 they moved to Baileyville. For a few years Jean and Norman owned and operated a café in Baileyville. She was a Communicant of St. James the Greater R.C. Church in Baileyville where she sang in the choir. She enjoyed spending time with her family, she loved music, and enjoyed singing, crosswords, and playing cards.
In addition to her parents, Jean was predeceased by her husband, Norman; a son Steven; and a brother, Harvey Foss. Surviving are four children, Pam Bishop and her companion, Ann Ost, of Harvey, NB, Pattie Morrisey and her companion, David MacKay, of Hampton, NB, Kerry Perry and her husband, Barney, of Baileyville, and Scott Bishop of Portsmouth, N.H.; six grandchildren, Stephanie McCarthy and her companion, Matt Ryan, of Saint John, NB, Angela Rowe and her husband, Harry, of Saint John, NB, Derrick Perry and Jordan Perry both of Baileyville, Monica Bishop and her companion, Carmen Bernardini, of Bangor, and Ryan Bishop of Charleston, S.C.; five great-grandchildren, Alexandra and Ethan McCarthy, Kayla McCarthy, and Deklan and Gavin Rowe; two sisters, Barbara Smith of Dorion, Quebec, and Marilyn Noddin of Millinocket; two brothers, Malcolm Foss and his wife, Lois, of Mattawamkeag, and Wesley Foss and his wife, Carole, of Mattawamkeag; and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at St. James the Greater R.C. Church in Baileyville. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com.