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Dora E. Shanks

By T.J. Woodward

Dora E. Shanks, 94 of Batavia, died January 24, 2013 at The Villages of Orleans in Albion. She was born April 19, 1918 in New York, NY to the late Harry (Ada Westcott) Connell. She was a long time legal secretary for the law firm of Dewey, Ballentine, Bushby and Smith. She was Secretary to the former Govenor Dewey of New York. She also volunteered at the CYO on Staten Island New York and was a volunteer at the Community Services Offices on Staten Island. She is preceded in death by her husband Edwin Shanks.

She is survived by her son Andrew Mistler, her grandsons Andrew, Michael and Kenneth Mistler, her great grandchildren Caleigh, Andrew, and Kaitlyn Mistler and her best friend and loving daughter-in-law, Joanne Mistler.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Villages of Orleans Activities Fund 14012 Route 31 West Albion, NY 14411. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, NY 14020.

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