Candida Bishop, 91, Westport

bishopCandida “Candy” (Nobre) Bishop, 91, of Westport, died Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Clifton Rehabilitative Nursing Center.
Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Georgina N.(Mello) Alves and had resided in Westport since 1968.  She was the wife of the late Roma Gamache and Alfred Bishop.  
Mrs. Bishop was owner and operator of Candy’s and Silhouette Beauty Salons both of Fall River and a former president of the Massachusetts Hairdressers Association.  She also operated Bishop’s Tax Service of Westport and volunteered her time doing taxes at Westport Council on Aging.  
She was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church, Westport, and member of the Franco American Womens Association. Candy also enjoyed reading and belonged to numerous organizations.
Survivors include a son, John Martins and wife Susan of Westport; a daughter, Sheila Martel and husband Ron of Westport; a sister, Georgia Kimple of Ohio; 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was the grandmother of the late Megan Candace and sister of the late Mary Leandre.
Arrangements are by the Potter Funeral Home, Westport.
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