Obituaries

Margaret Ann (Walker) Bishop, 77, of Shoreham

MARGARET ANN (WALKER) BISHOP

SHOREHAM — Margaret Ann (Walker) Bishop, age 77, passed away Friday, June 17, 2022, at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

Margaret was born in Rutland on Jan. 28, 1945. She was the daughter of James and Katherine (Bigelow) Walker. She grew up in Benson, where she received her early education and graduated from Fair Haven High School, Class of 1963. In her earlier years she worked in the apple-packing business at the Shoreham Co-Op. She worked at Vemas, Inc., in Middlebury until her retirement. She enjoyed gardening, hiking, and camping and was an avid reader.

She is survived by her husband, William L. Bishop Sr., of Shoreham, whom she married Feb. 17, 1962, in Benson; two sons, William (Jane) Bishop Jr. and Brian (Rose) Bishop, both of Shoreham; two daughters, Rebecca (Kirk) Bishop-Sabourin and Barbara (Rick) Reed of Brandon; five brothers, Wallace Walker of Oregon, Malcolm Walker of St. Albans, William Walker of Winterville, N.C., John Walker of Orwell, and Thomas Walker of Benson; and a sister, Mary Philion of Bridport. Fifteen grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive her. She was predeceased by her parents and a brother, James Walker.

A private graveside committal service and burial will take place in the family lot at East Shoreham Cemetery. A gathering in celebration of her life will take place at a later date, time and location to be announced.

Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made in her memory to The Shoreham First Response Squad or the Shoreham Volunteer Fire Department.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.◊

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