- George B. Bishop Jr., 87, of Waterford,
entered eternal life on April 8, 2012.
He was born April 20, 1924,
in New London, the son of the late
George and Elsie (Jaegaer) Bishop Sr. After
graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U.S.Army
in July of 1942. A veteran of World
War II, he served in the 25th Infantry Division and was honorably
discharged at the rank of lieutenant.
He was united in marriage to the former R. Sally Drago
on Jan. 15, 1955, in St.
Mary Star of the SeaChurch;
Sally survives him.
He was employed in his family business, Bishop Studio on Main
St., New London, for many
years. Later he was self-employed in sales. He was life member of the VFW
Murphy-Rathbun Post 189 in New
London and past commander in 1951. He played a vital
role raising funds for the VFW by producing and directing his first play,
"Memories", in 1961. The production was so successful he later
directed Memories for the New London Lodge of Elks, were he was a life member
and in 1971 for St. Bernard High School. George was a member of the Knights of
Columbus Seaside Council #17 and was a Fourth Degree Knight. A communicant of St.
PaulChurch in Waterford,
he was an active parishioner who founded of the 1000 Club and was chairman of
the arts & crafts flea market.
Besides his beloved Sally of 57 years of marriage, he is survive
by three daughters, Joanne and husband, John Fisher, of Massachusetts,
Carole Bishop and Anne Ogden, both of Waterford;
and two grandchildren, Amy and Eric Ogden.
His family will receive relatives and friends from to
today, April 10, at the Impellitteri-Malia Funeral
Home, 84 Montauk Ave., New
London. Family and friends asked to gather at on Wednesday for a Mass of Christian
Burial in St. PaulChurch,
170 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford.
Entombment will be in St. Mary Cemetery Mausoleum with military honors.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St.
PaulChurch or a
charity of donor's choice.