Sandra J. Bishop
1942 - 2021
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Sandra J. (Spadea) Bishop, age 78, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 25, 2021, after a 5 1/2 year courageous battle with bile duct cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma). She was the beloved wife of Wayne A. Bishop for 55 years. She was the loving mother of Wayne A. Bishop Jr. and his wife Dr. Cherie Bishop of Wellesley and Wendy Bishop Wiedenmann and her husband Marc Wiedenmann of Hopkinton. Devoted Nana of Olivia and Chloe Wiedenmann of Hopkinton and Hathaway Bishop of Wellesley. Sister of Joseph Spadea Jr. and his wife Frances of East Falmouth, Patricia Leonard of South Easton, William Spadea and his wife Kathy of Bridgewater, Karen and her husband Joseph McCoy of Raynham, James Spadea and his wife Suzanne of West Bridgewater and the late John Spadea. Sister-in-law of Janice Spadea and husband Robert of Plymouth. Adored aunt of many nieces and nephews. Sandy was a beloved wife, devoted mother, proud grandmother, and cherished friend. She was a resident of North Easton for 26 years and was formerly of Brockton. Born on November 28, 1942, in Brockton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph R. and Gladys J. Spadea of West Bridgewater. Sandy attended Brockton Public Schools through the 8th grade and graduated from West Bridgewater High School in 1960. She was a graduate of Fisher College in Boston with a degree in Legal Studies. She was the Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Marketing of Adage Corporation in Cambridge. Sandy will be remembered for her strength and courage overcoming cancer on three separate occasions, with the first time battling breast cancer in 1983. She dedicated her entire life as a volunteer giving back to countless civic and charitable organizations. Some of these included past President of PM Club of Brockton, past President of Women's Club of Brockton, past President of Sons of Italy, Christopher Columbus Lodge, and Anita Garibaldi Lodge of Brockton, past President of Professional Women's Club of Boston, past President of Italian Women's Club of Brockton, Evening Division Membership Director of the Massachusetts Federation of Women's Clubs, member of Brockton Garden Club and Easton Garden Club and Brockton Historical Society. Sandy recognized the importance of women's leadership. She raised tens of thousands of dollars for scholarship money through these various organizations. She also spoke at and organized various leadership conferences through the years. Sandy was a devout Catholic and was a woman of strong faith. She was actively involved in her church as a CCD teacher and First Communion coordinator for 22 years, and was a Eucharistic minister at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Brockton. Sandy was also a member of the Twentieth Century Catholic Club of Brockton. She also served on the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council with Cardinal Sean O'Malley. Sandy loved to travel. With her husband Wayne, Sandy traveled the world including visiting countries in Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa. One of Sandys favorite destinations was traveling through Italy many times with her family and friends. She was proud to say that she went on 75 different cruises around the world. Her children, their spouses and her granddaughters always looked forward to their trips with Nana and Papa. Sandy was a gracious hostess, welcoming family and friends to many celebrations in her lovely home. She and her husband Wayne opened their home for Easton Garden Club Tours. Sandy loved to decorate especially around the holidays. At Christmas time, she opened her home for the Easton Garden Clubs holiday house tour. Sandy was a member of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, the Landscape Design Council of Massachusetts and also earned her certification in Landscape Design. Sandy was an active patron of the theatre and arts as an avid supporter and member of Huntington Theatre, where she attended monthly productions for more than 30 years. She was also a longtime supporter of the Boston Museum of Science, New England Aquarium and Museum of Fine Arts. Sandy also supported the Boston Pops. It was a well-loved annual tradition for her family to attend the Holiday Pops. For the past 15 years, Sandy and her family spent their summers on Buttermilk Bay in Buzzards Bay at their beach house. Family was everything to Sandy and her husband Wayne. They hosted an annual July 4th cookout to gather the entire extended family. Everyone enjoyed watching the fireworks over the water in front of their house each year. Visiting hours will be held in the Conley Funeral Home, 138 Belmont St. (Rte. 123), Brockton, on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, from 4-8 p.m. Funeral Mass Wednesday in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 433 West Street, Brockton, at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be private due to COVID restrictions. Masks must be worn and social distancing observed at the funeral home and church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Brigham and Women's Hospital to support the Palliative Care Fund in support of the Inpatient Palliative Care Unit team, BWH Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave., 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02116, http://bwhgiving.org/. For online condolences and directions, please visit conleyfuneralhome.com or on Facebook at Conley Funeral & Cremation Service.

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Published in Journal-News Independent from Mar. 27 to Apr. 2, 2021.
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March 31, 2021
Sandy was a true friend who exemplified love and caring for others. I was blest to share many experiences with her and they will now sustain me. God has welcomed an angel! Love you forever, Sandy CarolynMcSherry
CAROLYN MC SHERRY
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March 29, 2021
Wayne A. Bishop & family
I want to express my deepest sympathy for your great loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. God Bless.
Pat Ciaramella
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March 29, 2021
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March 29, 2021
Uncle Wayne, Wendy and Wayne, may God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Auntie Sandy was kind, generous of herself, her time and with her love. She set an amazing example for all of us Spadea kids growing up and she will always hold a special place in my heart.
Danielle E Ross
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March 29, 2021
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March 29, 2021
A remarkable woman . I remember her for all the work that she and Wayne did for our church and scout troop . Sandy you will be truly be missed by all the life's you touched .
Bill & Barbara Navin
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March 29, 2021
“A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.” ~ Maya Angelou. Dear Wayne, I am at a loss for words during this sorrowful time. Please know that I am thinking of you, praying for peace and comfort and wanting to help out in any way I can - my heart is with you in your time of sorrow. We’re here for you my friend!
Peter Hosp
Friend
March 28, 2021
My sincerest condolences to Sandy's family and all my Spadea friends! She was such a wonderful lady, and her life's resume' will be her legacy! May all your grief be short-lived!
Joseph P Calitri
Friend
March 28, 2021
Wayne, Jr & family,
I am very sorry for your loss. I know the countless years of memories will help dry your tears and keep a smile on your face.
Jeff White
Friend
March 28, 2021
Very sorry for your loss. Sending my condolences to you all.

Sincerely,

Billy McCaughey
William McCaughey
Acquaintance
March 27, 2021
Thank you for being an extraordinary Mother! You have taught me so much in life and made me who I am today. Your kindness, generosity, and giving to others is unparalleled! I love and miss you Mom!
Wayne Bishop Jr
Son
March 27, 2021
Wayne Bishop Jr
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