Joan Thibodeau Bishop
Friday, 23 February 1934 - Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Funeral Date: Friday, 06 July 2018

Caribou – Joan D. Bishop, 84, died June 27, 2018 at Maine Medical in Portland surrounded by her loved ones following a brief illness. She was born at Connor, February 23, 1934 the daughter of the late Paul and Caroline (King) Thibodeau. She attended Connor School and was a 1951 graduate of Caribou High School. Mrs. Bishop was a telephone operator for New England Telephone for 15 years and then retired from Control Devices. She was an active member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Daughters of Isabella, holding several offices, served as President of Ladies of St. Anne, and was past president of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary. She was also involved in the Blanket Ministry, served as a Eucharistic Minister, church greeter, and in more recent years was very active in serving as co-coordinator for many funeral receptions at the church. She married Eddie Bishop on November 25, 1954 and he predeceased her in 1988. Mrs. Bishop was also predeceased by her son David in 1962. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law Robert and Cheryl Bishop of Caribou, two daughters and sons-in-law, Vicky and Edward Bolstridge of Fort Fairfield and Connie and Thomas Shell of Hope. One brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Betty Thibodeau of Raymond, NH, one sister and brother-in-law, Maxine and Gilbert Bell of Caribou. Four beloved grandchildren, Nicole Pecori and husband John, Katherine Gorneault and husband Joseph, Amanda Bolstridge and fiancé Stephen Cyr and Ashley Shell and fiancé Cody Thieverge. Her great-grandchildren Kassidy and Gavin Gorneault, Danyka Haver, Aryel Thieverge, Alessandra and Giada Pecori, several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, many nieces, nephews and special friends. Mrs. Bishop was predeceased her brothers Mack, Frank, Leo, and Father Clement Thibodeau, sisters Mae Chamberlain and Rachel Saucier. Friends may call at the Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir Street, Caribou, 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, July 5, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Friday, from the Parish of the Precious Blood, Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Father David Raymond officiating. Interment will be at the Old Holy Rosary Cemetery. Following the services all are invited to a time of continued fellowship and refreshments at the Parish Hall. Friends who wish to contribute in Mrs. Bishop’s memory may do so by making contributions to the charity of their choice.


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  • Tony & Carol Pisciotta
  • Sunday, 01 July 2018
Loved and will miss her. She was a special sister. She will be missed
  • Rita, Vikram and Divya
  • Monday, 02 July 2018
Hello Kathy and Vicky,
Received message from Trudy of the passing away of Joan suddenly. Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss. I remember visiting with her at either one of your house. She was a strong woman with a good sense of humour. You could see that she was the happiest when she was with her family. Please also pass our sympathy to all the other family members. We pray that her soul is resting in peace.
Kind regards to all family.
Rita Bisht.
  • Lauri St Peter
  • Monday, 02 July 2018
Sorry to read of Joan's passing as she was not only my classmates friend but a great neighbor for many years. My condolences to her loved ones both family and friends. RIP Joan
  • Nancy Hadd
  • Monday, 16 July 2018
So sorry to learn of Joan's passing. Eric, Stephanie, and I send thoughts & prayers to all of you. Your mom was a great neighbor and friend. She will be missed but we have many fond memories from those days. Peace and blessings.
Nancy Hadd
  • Brandon
  • Thursday, 26 July 2018
I'm so sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one in death is such a difficult thing to cope with. Please find comfort in knowing that God views death as an "enemy" and will act to end it forever (1 Cor 15:26). God's Word also promises a time in the future where we can all have a hope of seeing our dead loved ones again (John 5:28,29). Take care.
  • Helen and Gary Hall
  • Saturday, 04 August 2018
Dear Vicky-I am so sorry to learn of your moms' passing. I was so thankful I was able to visit with her in 2012 when I was Caribou. She was such a good wife and mother to her family. Sincerely, Helen
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