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Bradford, MA - Frederick "Fred" E. Bishop, age 89, lifelong resident of Haverhill, passed away peacefully early Friday morning at the Hannah Duston Healthcare Center in Haverhill.

Born in Methuen, March 25, 1930, he was one of six children of the late Fred and Laura (Rogers) Bishop and was a graduate of Haverhill High School, class of 1948.

Shortly after graduating he enlisted in the United States Army proudly serving from September 27, 1948, until his honorable discharge on May 17, 1950. Under the G.I. Bill he furthered his education by graduating from Merrimack College in 1957 with a degree in Accounting.

For most of his life Fred worked as Treasury Assistant for National Grid, formerly Mass Electric.

He was a dedicated member of Sacred Hearts Parish in Bradford and, as an avid bowler, was a senior member of the Methuen Bowling League. Fred also enjoyed tending his large vegetable garden, ballroom dancing, horseshoes, and card-playing, especially cribbage and 45s.

His memory will forever be treasured by his daughters, Ann C. Lacey and husband James of Groveland, Barbara J. Garrett and husband Wayne of Mansfield, Conn., and Jeanne M. Bishop of Haverhill; three sons, David A. Bishop of Newburyport, Stephen J. Bishop of Amesbury and John C. Bishop of Haverhill; eight grandchildren, including David Eric Bishop who Fred raised and nurtured from an early age; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Shirley A. Sokol of Haverhill, and Carol A. Bradley of Fla.; as well as several generations of nieces and nephews, extended family and dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his daughter Margaret Mary Bishop; his sisters, Beverly A. Bishop and Elaine Bishop; and his brother Donald J. Bishop.

Visiting hours at the Monument Square Chapel of Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 334 Main Street, Haverhill, will be Tuesday, October 29, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. at Sacred Hearts Church, South Main Street, Bradford, followed by burial in Elmwood Cemetery. Donations in Fred's name may be made to Fidelity House CRC (formerly Career Resources Corporation), 439 S. Union Street, Suite 401, Lawrence, MA 01843, or online at
Published on October 27, 2019


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Janet Fisher & Sharon
Nov 08, 2019
Fred was about the kindest man we have known. So sorry for your loss Carol and family.
The Fisher Family
Oct 30, 2019
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Patti Paul
Oct 30, 2019
I will always remember Fred as "Dad"- and that is what he was- my best friend's Dad, always gracious and kind, smart and humorous-. My condolences to the entire Bishop family.
Oct 29, 2019
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Luanne Little
Oct 29, 2019
Dear Barb, Wayne and all of the Bishop family.
I am very sorry to hear the news of your Dads passing.
I had the pleasure of meeting your Dad years ago when I was employed at The ARC and Fred would attend some of the events with Eric. He was always soft spoken and kind...and such a wonderful dancer. I know his memories will stay close in your hearts. Thinking of you all with kindness...Luanne Little
Janice Jennings
Oct 28, 2019
Fred was a great man, and neighbor. It was nice sometimes just to share stories and conversations and a warm cup of tea. Oh ya and his cookies. He will be greatly missed.
Jerry&Anne; David
Oct 28, 2019
We have so many wonderful memories of our families doing fun things together, You were the greatest neighbor and friend, we will miss your smiling face, God bless you, until we meet again, Rest In Peace.
Charlene wezesa
Oct 28, 2019
Fred was a very devoted and caring family man. Always enjoyed our conversations and will miss him very much. Sending Love to his family from Charlene and Donald Wezesa from Florida
Oct 27, 2019
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Oct 27, 2019
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