Jerden A. Bishop ’60

Waterford – Jerden A. Bishop, 76, of Quaker Hill, died peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

He was born in Norfolk, Va., on Nov. 4, 1939, to the late William and Doria (Peek) Bishop. On Aug. 19, 1960 he married his beloved wife, Sandrea (Call) in Kittery, Maine.

Jerden graduated from the Maine Maritime Academy in 1960, served in the Merchant Marine and later worked for CL&P, Montville station, retiring as station superintendent in 1994. Jerden loved tinkering, the outdoors (hiking, camping, boating), travelling with his wife (49 states and several countries) and spending time with his family. He was a Boy Scout leader for over two decades, built his own furniture and boats and spent many happy years working on his cabin in Maine.

He is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Sandrea; their three children, Dana (and his wife Amy), Tim and Debrae; siblings, Lester Bishop, Gordon Millett, Michael Bishop, Tom Bishop and Katy Stephens; granddaughter, Madison Bishop; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Donations in Jerden’s memory may be made to Center for Hospice Care Southeastern Connecticut, 227 Dunham St., Norwich, CT 06360. – See more at: