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Phyllis Johnson Bishop

February 8, 1923 - January 29, 2011

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Phyllis Johnson Bishop, age 87, died peacefully on January 29, 2011. Born in Dover, Delaware she was the elder daughter of the late Mildred Griffith Johnson and Benjamin Johnson. She is survived by her long time companion and best friend, Edmund F. Leger, Sr. She is also survived by her daughter Brooks Bishop Gernerd and her son-in-law Frederick H. Gernerd of Dover, MA; her son Gordon Griffith Bishop of Holliston, MA; her daughter-in-law Deborah O. Bishop of Moorefield, WV; and her granddaughters Elisabeth Brooks Gernerd, Edinburgh, Scotland and Victoria Bishop Jonese, Moorefield, WV. She was predeceased by her husband Leicester Brooks Bishop, her youngest son Leicester Brooks Bishop, Jr. and sister, Yvonne J. Vinton.

A resident of Holliston and Hopkinton for many years, she was active in town affairs and belonged to the Holliston and Hopkinton Historical Societies, Holliston and Hopkinton Garden Clubs and the Friendly Aid Society in Holliston. She worked for Pacon Corporation and Prime Computer. An avid gardener and friend to many, she always cherished her home state of Delaware. She will be truly missed.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Phyllis’s memory may be sent to The Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472. Arrangements are under the care of Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, MA. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com