William C. “Willy” Bishop: WWII Army Vet, Farmer, Animal Lover

Cumberland native died April 16, 2013.


William C. “Willy” Bishop, 91, died Tuesday at Trinity Health & Rehab Center, according to Menard-Lacouture Funeral Home.

He was the former husband and friend of Shirley R. (DeCosta) Bishop of Pawtucket. Born in Cumberland, he was a son of the late Arthur and Mini Bishop. He resided in Cumberland and Seekonk for most of his life.

Mr. Bishop was an Army Veteran of WWII serving in the European Theatre.

Willy was a farmer and landscaper and loved animals. For the full obituary, visit the funeral home's website.

A committal service with Military Honors will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel of the RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Visiting hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. Arrangements are by the Menard-Lacouture Funeral Home, 127 Carrington Ave. Woonsocket.


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