Henry A. Bishop, 93 of West Bridgewater, MA died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 at West Acres Nursing Home in Brockton after a period of failing health. He was the husband of Louise (Hackenson) Bishop. Born Thursday, Feb. 26, 1920 in Brockton he was the son of the late Henry A. and Ida (Boucher) Bishop. Henry lived most of his live in West Bridgewater and served in the U.S. Army. He was a World War II Veteran and served as a Special Service Soldier, with the rank of Corporal. He was in the 60th Infantry Regiment, Ninth Division of the First Army from 1944 | 1946. He earned the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon with 3 major combat stars, the Victory Medal, a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Croix De Guerre France, German Occupation Medal and Good Conduct Medal. As a young soldier in 1945 his combat unit was sent to help liberate the Buchenwald Death Camp. He retired in 1986 from the Cape Dory Yacht Company as a supervisor. He enjoyed his grandchildren, gardening, hunting, fishing and building birdhouses and donating them to charities, and volunteered for the Habitat for Humanity and the West Bridgewater Council of Aging. He was Past Chancellor Commander and life member of the Howard Lodge #116 and Knights of Phythias in West Bridgewater, member of the American Legion Post, 91 of East Bridgewater, J.O.Y. Center of West Bridgewater and West Bridgewater Council of Aging. In his younger days he was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Brockton, but now, he attends the First Church in West Bridgewater. He is survived by a son Wayne A. Bishop and his wife Sandra of North Easton; a daughter Janice Spadea and her husband Robert of West Wareham; grandchildren Danielle Ross and her husband Michael of West Bridgewater, Jennifer Bennett and her husband Timothy Sr. of Plymouth, Wayne A., Jr. and his wife Dr. Cherie C. Bishop, DMD of Wellesley and Wendy Bishop Wiedenmann and her husband Marc B. of Holliston; great-grandchildren Jason and Thomas Ross of West Bridgewater, Timothy Bennett Jr. of Plymouth; Hathaway Isabella Bishop of Wellesley, Olivia Bishop Wiedenmann of Holliston and Chloe Bishop Wiedenmann of Holliston; sister Valerie Bishop of Duxbury, Lorraine Bessett of Findley, OH and Irene Chausse of Yarmouthport; several nieces and nephews and a good friend Bill Taro. He was also the brother of the late Alfred, Lester, William and Dorothy Valliere. Visitation took place on Saturday, Jan 4, 2014 from 9 | 10:30 in the Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home, 647 Main St.., Brockton. His funeral service was held Saturday, Jan 4., at 10:30 with burial in Pine Hill Cemetery in West Bridgewater. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to the Bridgewater VFW, Post 2125, 40 Orange St., Bridgewater, MA 02324. Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home 647 Main Street Brockton, MA 508-586-4391
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647 Main Street Brockton, MA 02301
Published in The Bridgewater Independent from Jan. 2 to Jan. 9, 2014