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Obituary - Gail P. Bishop

Gail P. Bishop

Date of Passing: February 12th, 2009

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Gail P. Bishop, 62, of Waterville, passed away peacefully, with her family by her side on Thursday, February 12, 2009, at her home, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born November 19, 1946, in Utica, the daughter of the late T. Gerard and Blodwin Williams Manahan and was educated in Utica schools. On March 25, 1982, in Waterville, she married Edward L. Bishop. Gail was a dedicated home maker and was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister, whose life truly revolved around her family. Gail had a great love for her pets and was always supporting her grandchildren by attending their sporting events. She is survived by her husband, Ed; four children, Scott Truitt of Clinton, Todd and Beverly (Beaulac) Truitt of Clinton, Kristen Truitt of Waterville and Andrew and Megan (Niezgodzki) Zuccaro of Lyons Falls; two step children, Melissa and Matthew King of Bridgewater and Michael and Michelle (Schmelzlie) Bishop of Ilion; 11 grandchildren, Jared, Jordan, Troy, Isaiah and Kaia Henderson, Siena Truitt, Courtney, Zachary and Edward King and Michael and Paige Bishop; two sisters, Mary Lou Ashwell of Sauquoit and Sheila Manahan of Utica; one brother, Charles Manahan of Clearwater, FL; a sister-in-law, Carol and Robert McFarland of Utica; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 am at St. Bernard's Church, Waterville. Spring interment will be in Deansboro Cemetery. Calling hours are Sunday from 3-6 pm at the Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to longtime family friend, Janice Elliott, RN, the 6th floor nursing staff at the Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare Center and Hospice & Palliative Care, for all their wonderful care and compassion.


i remember gail was the type of person that would know what your coming from and understood what you were going through she was a very caring person she wil always be in my heart. the family is in my prayers and thoughts
kelly white- paulson

Andy, Scott, Todd, Kristen my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. Love, Uncle Mike
Michael James Zuccaro

Kristen,I'm so sad over your mothers passing. I have know her since high school and Our dinner get togeters. I think about her everyday and Feel sad for all of you.. she loved all of you for every step you walked. She is going to be missed by all the girls ... Gentle hugs to all..

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Connie (Palmer)& Barry Burnham

Kristen I know what a wonderful mother and grandmother Gail was and how much she will be missed. My prayers are with you and your family.
Sandy Orsino

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Gail. I spent many of my childhood days sitting in her kitchen eating cookies and chatting with her. I will always remeber her a women who opened her door and welcomed the local kids in. Her love for animals was also very admirable. She will be missed.
Amy Hanna (Hocking)

Ed,Missy and family, Gail was a great lady, It was always nice to see her with her big smile, it a pleassure knowing her and she will be deeply missed.RIP
Ange Beck

I am very sorry for your loss.She will always be remembered as my favorite customer at Food King(many years ago).You are in my thoughts and prayers

Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your Mother. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Olearczyk Family

Kristen - I am so very sorry for your loss. You & your family are in my thoughts & prayers.
Tracey Brooks Viereck

Gail was a wonderful person. She was loved by everyone that knew her and she had a heart of gold. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. She will rest in a beautiful place now, free from pain and suffering.
Chris and Frenchy

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Gail was a beautiful lady. She will be missed by many
Ruth Ann Morton

Gail You helped me alot, I dont know where Id be today, thank you for being you......You will be greatly missed I love you very and may be resting in peace. To the family I am here for all of you guys....

I am sorry for Kristin and familys loss. Although I never met her personally, I have heard nothing but wonderful things about her, and know she is in a wonderful place now!
Al Davis

Kristen and family sorry for your loss. Gail was like a mother to me. She will be missed more than I can express.
Traci Bartlett

Kristen & Family So sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace Gail free of pain.
Sharon Sehn Scharbach

Sending all my love and prayers to the family. Gail was one of a kind, and will surely be missed!! She is now a beautiful Angel in Heaven. God Bless.
Cathy Marriott

I will always have fond memories of Gail. Her family is very special to me and are in my thoughts at this time.
Amy Boone Fantini