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Official Obituary of: Ronald A. Bishop, 82, on May 16, 2024

Ronald A. Bishop, 82, on May 16, 2024

Ronald A. Bishop, 82, of Plainville, and a former resident of North Attleboro for the majority of his life, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 16, 2024, at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. He was the beloved husband of Patricia M. (Weldon) Bishop, to whom he was wed on April 25, 1964. They had recently celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary.

Born in North Attleboro, MA, on April 1, 1942, Ron was a loving son of the late Adelard Bishop and Lucy (Sugden) Bishop. He grew up in North Attleboro and graduated from North Attleboro High School in 1960. During the infancy of computers, he took many courses for IBM and various other companies, becoming an expert in the information technology (IT) field. Ron traveled extensively across the United States and Canada as an IT instructor for companies such as Wang and Northern Telecom, training staff in company-specific computer products. While working in the IT Department at Assumption University he was recognized for his endless hours of assisting students, staff, and faculty. Ron retired from Assumption and volunteered for many years at the Plainville Senior Center.

A man of faith, Ron was a devout Catholic and active parishioner of Saint Mark’s Church in Attleboro Falls, where he served as a eucharistic minister and taught CCD and confirmation classes. He was also involved in the Echo Retreat Program for Bishop Feehan High School and was formerly a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Ron loved traveling with his wife, Pat. They enjoyed Caribbean and Eastern European riverboat cruises, trips to the Grand Canyon, France, Ireland, England, and his favorite destination—Italy. Along with their kids, they explored New England and had many memorable camping trips.

With family, he enjoyed many cookouts. His time with friends provided joy. Ron was an avid reader, and especially enjoyed western novels and TIME Magazine. His artistic skills were seen in his many beautiful wood carvings.

He loved his grandchildren very much and was always there to watch them play softball, tennis, and soccer, perform in recitals and karate tournaments, and walk in parades. Always very family-oriented, he was a true “family man”. Ron shared with his kids, grandchildren, and all he met: joy, determination, patience, kindness, creativity, and love.

In addition to Pat, his wife of sixty years, Ron is survived by his beloved daughters: Maryann Bishop-Jodoin of Cranston, RI; and Laurie Estrella and her husband Robert of Attleboro. He leaves his cherished grandchildren: Jessica Rotondo and her husband Douglas of Scituate, RI; Emily Jodoin of Cranston, RI, and Ethan Estrella of Attleboro. He was the dear brother of Carole Frazier of Ormond Beach, FL, and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Ron was predeceased by his siblings Raymond Bishop, Joan Craig, Norma Smith, and Betty Hayes.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 24, 2024, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in his honor by the Reverend David A. Costa, the following day, Saturday, May 25, 2024, at 10:00 AM at Saint Mark’s Church (Transfiguration of the Lord Parish), 105 Stanley Street, Attleboro Falls. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Interment will be held privately at a later date in Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Attleboro Falls. The family requests that all those attending the funeral please report directly to the church that morning.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Ron’s name may be made to a charity of one’s choice

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  • Bobby, Laurie and Ethan, We are very sorry for your loss. Cherish all those wonderful memories. Xoxo Uncle Billy and Auntie Patti

  • Sending strength and much love to Pat, his two daughters and the entire Bishop family at this very sad time. Rons brilliance in the IT field is duly noted along with the empowering faith he had in his church. He was surely one of the ‘good guys’ and will be greatly missed.

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  1. Sending strength and much love to Pat, his two daughters and the entire Bishop family at this very sad time. Rons brilliance in the IT field is duly noted along with the empowering faith he had in his church. He was surely one of the ‘good guys’ and will be greatly missed.

  2. Bobby, Laurie and Ethan, We are very sorry for your loss. Cherish all those wonderful memories. Xoxo Uncle Billy and Auntie Patti

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