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Gabrielle C. Bishop, 99, formerly of Pine Harbour and most recently of the Vilas Home passed away peacefully of natural causes on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 at the CVPH Medical Center with family by her side. She was born in Champlain, N.Y. on March 5, 1918, the daughter of Napoleon and Josephine (Tetrault) Bechard.
Gabrielle attended St. Mary's Academy in Champlain. She married Raymond Henry Bishop of Plattsburgh on June 24, 1937. He predeceased her on March 2, 1963. She was also predeceased by her parents; a daughter, Susan Harrington; brothers, Arthur, Orel, Gerard, and Robert; and her sisters, Agnes and Fran.
Gabrielle worked for Montgomery Ward in the Credit Department for 19 years. She was a devoted member of St. Peter's Church where she volunteered extensively. She was a member of the Secular Order of St. Francis, the Altar and Rosary Society, Daughters of the Hearts of Mary at the Regina Maria Spiritual Life Center. She was also a church and hospital chalice minister.
She is survived by two daughters, Brenda Schindler and her husband Barry of Conway, S.C., Nancy Morgan and her husband Frank of Durham, N.C.; a sister, Irene Babbie of Champlain; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 at 10 am at St. Peter's Church. Burial will be at St. Peter's Cemetery in Plattsburgh.
Masses may be said in Gabrielle's memory.
Arrangements are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad Street in Plattsburgh, New York 12901. (518) 561-3980. Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com.
Published on October 9, 2017
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