Adolph “Al” Bishop of Teaticket, MA, passed away peacefully on May 18, 2020 at Royal Megansett Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. Born in Teaticket, he was the son of the late Joseph and Elvira Pais Bishop.
Al was the loving husband of Mary Kaplet Bishop for 60 years. He leaves behind his daughter Diane Bishop and husband Mark Metell of Plymouth, Michael Bishop of Teaticket, and Nancy Bishop and husband Jerry Bell, also of Teaticket.
He also leaves three grandchildren, Caroline and Amanda Metell of Plymouth and Brendan Bishop of Falmouth.
Al attended Falmouth schools. He worked at Robbins Laundry and then Suburban Gas as a truck driver. After retirement, he worked part-time for Fay’s as a gas truck driver.
He was a charter member of the Elks Lodge, the Portuguese American Association and the Mid-Way Trap and Skeet Club, where he previously held the presidency. Al was also a member of the American Legion in Sandwich. He was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church and a member of the Couples Club. Al served in the Air Force during the Korean War, stationed in Japan and England.
Al raised a variety of animals that were always around the small farm. As an avid gardener, he grew a wide variety of vegetables, and of course, strawberries, that he would give away to friends and neighbors. In his free time he played poker and cribbage, or whatever game was going on at the Senior Center. He also enjoyed going to the dog track to spend the afternoon with friends. He and his wife enjoyed many winters in Florida.
Al was a loving husband, dad and Poppy, and will be remembered for his kind and generous heart. His grandchildren were an everlasting joy to him and he never stopped talking about their accomplishments. He always had a smile on his face when they came through the door.
He was pre-deceased by his son Joseph, who passed away in 2000, brothers Patrick and Walter, and his sister Priscilla, who was deceased this past February.
A private Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the St. Anthony’s Church, East Falmouth, followed by private burial in the St. Anthony’s Cemetery.
Memorial donations in Al’s name may be made to the Midway Trap and Skeet Club Scholarship Fund: PO Box 2097, Teaticket, MA 02536 or the BPO Elks Scholarship Fund: 140 Palmer Ave, Falmouth, MA 02540.