Norma Bishop

Bishop, Norma (Rowles), 94, of Cranston Rhode Island, died peacefully at Kent County Hospital in Warwick Rhode Island on Sunday April 22nd after a short illness. She was surrounded by her family and friends at the time of her passing. She was the wife of the late George W. Bishop. Born on July 12, 1917 in Boston Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late Henry T. and Florence Mabel (Davidson) Rowles. Norma was the sister of the late Harry, Gordon, Bertram and Raymond Rowles. She is survived by sons Allan W. Bishop and companion Janice Yeadon of Cranston, RI and Paul W. Bishop and his wife Yolanda, of San Diego, California, three grandsons, James, Brian his wife Amy and Derek Bishop and three great granddaughters, Emma A., Katie L. and Claire H. Bishop. Before her retirement, Norma worked for many years as an Executive Secretary for the brokerage house G.H. Walker & Company in Providence. She was a devoted and active member of the Oaklawn Community Baptist Church in Cranston where she spent many hours in worship and fellowship with her many friends. Pastor Rosalie Norman-McNaney was at her side at the time of her passing. Norma’s greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family and close friends. She was a very active person up to the end. She took great pleasure in walking to the Donut Bazar restaurant in Cranston to spend time with the other “regulars” and brag about her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Burial was private. A Memorial Service celebrating Norma's life will be held at Oaklawn Community Church 229 Wilbur Avenue Cranston on Saturday May 5th at 10:00am.  In lieu of flowers contributions to the church in her name would be greatly appreciated.

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Tony and Donna Miccolis - 04/27/2012

Our Condolences to the family we will miss her
We had a lot of great conversations with her. Tony and I watched over her being next door to her, and we would help her with anything she needed, after we where done she would always give us a box of chocolate that Tony will miss. Our thoughts will always be with her and miss her.

Susan Bissell - 04/29/2012

Norma became a good friend of mine and my parents. We would meet regularly at the Donut Shop and chat and share with one another. She always inquired about my family in Hawaii and was more concerned with how I was feeling than talking about herself. She was a wonderful woman and I miss seeing her. She attended church regularly and always wore one of her angels pins. I will never forget her, but will look back fondly on the time we spent together. I'm sure she is looking down on us from a place of peace and love. I will never forget her and our brief friendship.

Jane Rice (Bernice Coyles Cousin) - 04/29/2012

I want to extend my condolences to Normas family at this time. I had wanted to get up to visit her after Bernices death, but I have been sick. She was a great lady and I know that she and Bernice are together again.

June&Ed Kane -04/30/12 - 04/30/2012

Norma you enriched everyones life you are so missed God bless you.

Bonnie WHEELER - 05/01/2012


Mary Raiche - 05/03/2012

Norma, I miss you so much. I miss our little talks about the 'olden days' of which we have so much in common. The Coffee Shop will never be the same without you. I wish that I had known you a few years ago. In the short time I did know you, we developed a very close relationship which I will treasure always. You were a very special lady and I will remember having you as a dear friend forever.

Ed Hanley - 05/03/2012

Ana and I would like to extend our condolences to Allan and Paul. May she rest in peace.

Linda Shaw - 05/03/2012

Norma was a proud grandmother and even prouder great-grandmother. So proud of "her boys" and their chosen professions. We exchanged notes often, discussing "our girls" and how they were growing so fast. She was a special lady who was always there for me. I will miss her.

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