Mr. Joseph A. Bishop, 65, of South Yarmouth MA and formerly of Hopedale and Mendon MA died Friday (December 10, 2021) at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston MA as a result of complications after heart surgery. He was the beloved husband of Cynthia G. (Ronan) Bishop.
Joseph was born in Woonsocket RI, the son of the late Raymond O. and the late Violet (Brodeur) Bishop. He attended Hopedale public schools and was a graduate of Hopedale High School (1974), and attended Framingham State College.
Joe loved his family more than anything, and especially adored spending time with his grandchildren. When he was not doting on his family, Joe could be found crushing drives on the golf course, watching football games with friends, cooking delicious meals, sending Snapchats, making corny jokes, lounging on the beach, or swimming in the ocean. As an animal lover, Joe usually had his spoiled dachshund Lucy on his lap or in his arms.
Along with his beloved wife of 41 years, he is survived by his 2 children: Brittney A., wife of James Kahler of Sutton MA and Brandon J. Bishop and his partner Yolianne Carrasquillo of Providence RI; his 2 granddaughters: Ronan Kahler and Ryan Kahler of Sutton MA; his 3 siblings: Dennis Bishop and his wife Terry of Mendon MA, Sandra DiGirolamo and her late husband Richard of Uxbridge MA, and Donald Bishop and his wife Ellen of Sacco ME; also several nieces, nephews and many, many friends.
In accordance with his wishes cremation will take place. Relatives and friends are invited to extend their condolences to his family on Sunday (December 19th) from 1pm to 3pm at the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress Street, Milford MA.
Due to COVID-19 concerns the family requests that you consider wearing a face mask during the funeral home services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom Street, Boston MA 02114 or the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Sve., Dallas, TX 75231.