2006-05-20 / Obituaries

Anna Bishop

Anna M. Bishop, 68, of Plattsburgh, New York, passed away surrounded by her family Friday, May 5, 2006, at CVPH Medical Center.

She was born on Mackinac Island April 26, 1938, to Frank and Marie (nee Perault) Visnaw.

Mrs. Bishop was an avid Yankees fan. She enjoyed playing bingo and going to casinos. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, in particular, her children and grandchildren, friends said.

She was a member of Our Lady of Victory Church of Plattsburgh.

She married James E. Bishop Sr., of Plattsburgh March 21, 1955.

Mrs. Bishop is survived by her husband; children and their families, Joanne Bishop and Peter Smart of Altona, New York, Brian Bishop and Mary Latour of Peru, New York, Julie

Houghton of Plattsburgh, and Renee Monette of Plattsburgh; her siblings and their families, Josephine and Isaac Bunker of Mackinac Island, Lawrence Visnaw of Detroit, Mary Lannoo of St. Ignace, Francis and Ruth Visnaw of St. Ignace, Grace and Donald Allman of Cleveland, Ohio, Rose Visnaw and Mike Woodford of St. Ignace, John and Judy Bishop, Linda and Richard Darrah, Martha Rusciani, and Bernice Cressey, all of Plattsburgh, Faith Haigth of Schenectady, New York, Rita and Jim Ramsey of Kansas, Frances and Ernest Gushlaw of Florida, Larry and Judy Velie of Peru, Horace Fountain of Peru, Joan Bishop of Plattsburgh, Betty Bishop of Plattsburgh; 10 grandchildren, Stephanie Vega, Brandy Bishop, Chad Burdo, Todd Bishop, Nathan Smart, Stephen Houghton, Ryan

Bishop, James Bishop III, Daryl Houghton Jr., and Maria Houghton; one great-grandson, Caleb Burdo, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three children, Stephen James Bishop, James Bishop Jr., and Bonnie Sue Bishop, four brothers, Thomas Visnaw, John Visnaw, Stephen Visnaw, and James Visnaw, three sisters, Mary Visnaw, Delia Visnaw, and Patricia Visnaw, a brother-in-law, George Bishop, and sisters-inlaw Bertha Fountain and Patricia Trott.

Visitation hours were Sunday, May 7. A Mass of Christian Burial took place Monday, May 8, at Our Lady of Victory Church. Interment followed at St. Peter's Cemetery.

Donations in Mrs. Bishop's memory may be made to her family.

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