ALBANY – Elizabeth C. “Betty” Bishop, 87, died Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at St. Peter’s Hospital with her family by her side. Betty was born in Cohoes on August 28, 1923 and grew up the beautiful and vibrant daughter of Edmund Connery and Josephine Betonia Connery. Betty graduated from Keveny Academy in 1939.
She met her husband Frank J. Bishop while the two worked for the New York State Department of Public Works. They married in 1947 and moved to Albany and raised four children, who, along with her husband, were the loves of her life for the next six decades.
Betty is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Frank J. Bishop; her children Frank J. Bishop, Jr. (Robin C.) and Peter E. Bishop (Judith Faith) both of Albany; Elizabeth Ann “Liz” of Saratoga Springs, and Paul G. Bishop (Diane) of Albany; her grandchildren Colleen Davignon (Russ), Audrey Bishop and Gregory Bishop; her great granddaughter Maya Rose Vasquez, her great friend and sister-in-law Eileen Bishop Loomis and by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her infant son Michael Francis Bishop and her only sister, June Dessingue.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Avenue, Albany, Monday morning at 10 o’clock, and from there to the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes in the old Vincentian Institute, from which all four Bishop children graduated, on Ontario and Yates Streets, Albany at 11 o’clock.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Sunday from 4-8 p.m. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Troy. To leave a message of condolence for the family, send a sympathy card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com .
lee m rubenstein
to pete and the rest of the bishop family my heart felt condolences
your mother now rest in gods hands with warmth and tenderness
Roy & Lee Burns
We were very sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing Liz and family. We love you on channel 6 news and just wanted to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family. I lost my Mom quite a few years ago and it is a very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother touched my heart while I had the pleasure of caring for her at St. Peter’s. My thoughts are with you and your family. She was and will always be a beautiful woman.
There is a sense in which your Mother will always be with you. Her love and memories will always be a part of you. I just lost my Mom a few weeks ago and I hope these thoughts bring you comfort as they have for me. Your waiter from Panza’s
Paul and family,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kim Martin (#111)
My sincere condolences on the loss of your wife and Mom. Frank, you were a great guy to work with at DOT. I will remember Mrs. Bishop in my prayers.
Bob O'Brien Dumfries, Va.
Liz, Frank & Pete.
I am sorry to read of the passing of
your mother. You are in my thoughts .
Gretchen Poole (#111)
Dear Paul and family, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this sad time may your memories of your mother comfort you at this time Gretchen
Frank and Family,
I’m sorry that I couldn’t make it to the service for your Mom. I just lost my mother-in-law on February 10th who lived with us for 16 years so I understand the sorrow you and your family are going through. You’re a good guy Frank and it’s been my pleasure to know you. Please express my deepest sympathy to the rest of your family on behalf of my wife and myself.
Paul and family,very sorry to hear of your loss. You have my deepest condolences.
My sympathy is extended to the family and friends at this time. God’s words assures us that we are not alone during this most difficut time: (Psalm 34:18) Jehovah is near to those that are broken at heart; And those who are crushed in spirit he saves.
May you find some comfort and strength from the reading of God’s words in the Bible: John 11:25; Revelations 21:4,5.
Terry Avery and family #001
Paul and family I am sorry to hear about your loss our prayers and thoughts are with you.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Your mother was friendly and engaging. Whenever I called the house, she and I always had a nice chat. I will miss her terribly. She was a wonderful woman, a rare jewel in this world. She will be sorely missed. Peace and comfort to you. ~M
ma i miss you thanks ma for everything your son peter