George Bishop
George Bishop

Obituary of George N. Bishop

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Clifton - George N. Bishop, 65, passed unexpectedly March 3, 2024, in Brewer at PIA, the place at which he loved to be and spent many hours. He was born March 6, 1958, in Central Falls, RI, to George A. and Norma M. Bishop of Cumberland, RI.

He moved with his family to Maine, in 1977 and worked various jobs including Grant's Dairy and as a mechanic at Lavoie Services. George also worked at Penobscot Cleaning Services where he met his wife of 35 years. Together they bought Penobscot Cleaning in 1990, owning and operating it until February 2024. They also own and operate Penobscot Ice Arena having purchased it in 2013. For George, the Ice Arena was a true labor of love. He enjoyed every aspect of it from maintenance and care of the facility to helping kids in Learn to Skate and Play, coaching various teams, fundraisers, and playing in the adult leagues over the years. He especially loved coaching his daughter and having a team specifically for the girls. He spent countless hours behind the scenes "keeping the place going" with his loyal and hardworking crews at both businesses. George also loved and respected the hockey community. In his down time, he enjoyed restoring antique dirt bikes, landscaping at home, and spending time at camp with family and friends.

George is survived by his wife, Linda Bishop of Clifton; his daughter, Janessa Bishop of Clifton; his grandson, Aidan Burgess of Eddington, and his granddaughter, Achasia Burgess of Elmira, NY; sisters, Susan Kolonick and her husband, Peter, of Cumberland, RI, Valerie Colsant and her husband Joseph of Murietta, CA, and Lisa Lavoie and her husband, Kirk, of San Clemente, CA; a nephew, Peter Kolonick of Cumberland, RI; his great-niece, Riley Kolonick of Woonsocket, RI; nephew, Josh Kolonick and his wife, Kristen, of Marietta GA; great-niece, Evelyn Kolonick; and great-nephew, Wesley Kolonick. George was predeceased by his parents; and by a son, Justin Burgess.

A remembrance service will be held 1 - 4 PM Saturday, April 27, 2024 at Penobscot Ice Arena, 90 Acme Road, Brewer. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to continue George's local hockey legacy and efforts to Brewer Youth Hockey, c/o P.O. Box 594, Brewer, ME 04412. Messages and memories may be shared with his family on the tribute wall of

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Remembrance Service

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, April 27, 2024
Penobscot Ice Arena
90 Acme Road
Brewer, Maine, United States
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