Phyllis Marie Bishop

Phyllis Marie Bishop passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 12, 2020 while residing at Whittier Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. She was born in Hudson, on September 8, 1950. Phyllis was the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Katherine (Coons) Bishop.

A 1969 graduate of Ockawamick Central School, she was a lifelong resident of Columbia County. Phyllis will be remembered as a friendly person who, even at a young age, enjoyed spending time with and helping seniors. She seemed to know everyone at Whittier and greeted each resident and staff member by name before asking how they were. She looked out for those residents who were lonely or having difficulty adjusting. Rarely in her room, Phyllis “went visiting” and acquired many friends among the residents and their visitors; some very special.

Phyllis is survived by her sister Karen and her husband Ron Markisenis as well as several aunts and cousins. Her aunt Elizabeth Lynk and cousins Mary Jones and Thomas Meltz not only helped Phyllis transition from independent living to Whittier, their continued presence and support throughout the years is greatly appreciated. In addition to her parents, Phyllis was predeceased by a son, Brian M. Holdridge, who died at birth and several aunts, uncles and beloved pets.

The family is grateful for the care and kindness that the Whittier staff afforded Phyllis over the years.

Graveside services will be held at the Mellenville Union Cemetery on Friday, May 22 at 10:00 AM. Phyllis loved animals, especially dogs and cats. Therefore, memorial donations in her name may be made to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 111 Humane Society Rd., Hudson, NY 12534 and are greatly appreciated. To leave a message of condolence please visit

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