Winifred Mary Bishop, 90


Mary Bishop, a beloved figure known for her kindness, generosity, and zest for life, passed away on June 3, 2024, at the age of 90. Born on January 7, 1934, in London, UK, she was a child evacuee during World War II, an experience that shaped her resilience and compassion. Mary immigrated to the United States in 1969, initially settling in New York City before making her home in New Canaan in 1982.

Mary Bishop

Mary was the widow of the late Eric Bishop, with whom she shared many years of joyous companionship until his passing. She was the last surviving sibling of two sisters and two brothers, whose memories she cherished deeply.

A true citizen of the world, Mary’s love for travel took her to many distant and diverse places, enriching her life with experiences and friendships along the way. Her curiosity and desire for learning were insatiable, leading her to become a voracious reader. Books were her constant companions, and she could often be found engrossed in literature, always eager to share the stories and information she discovered.

Beyond her personal interests, Mary was a devoted philanthropist, continuously giving to charities and helping those in need. Her generosity extended beyond financial support, as she invested her time and energy to make a real impact in the community. Mary’s commitment to various causes left a lasting legacy of kindness and compassion that will continue to inspire those who knew her.

Mary’s life was a beautiful example of joy, generosity, and love. She will be deeply missed by friends, family, and all who were fortunate enough to know her. Her spirit will live on in the countless lives she touched.

[This obituary appeared on the Hoyt Funeral Home website.]

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