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Dorothy C. Shook, 94

Dorothy C. Shook of Essex, a former Westport resident, died Nov. 27 at Essex Madows. She was 94. Image
Dorothy Shook: former Westporter. Contributed photo

While residing in Westport, she was the longtime secretary of the local chapter of P.E.O., a philanthropic organization which promotes the advancement of and provides educational opportunities for women.

She was an assistant registrar of voters in Westport for over a decade and was the bookkeeper for the family-owned business, Television Workshop, Inc. for many years.

More recently she was a resident member representative to the board of directors for the Essex Meadows Retirement Community and served on the welcoming committee.

She enjoyed boating, cooking, crocheting, reading and was always ready to lend a hand to anyone in need but what she loved more than anything was her family and precious grandchildren.

She was the wife of the late Wayland R. Shook, a former member of the Westport Board of Finance and unsuccessful Taxpayer Party candidate for first selectman in 1965, and mother of Wayland Jr. (Carolyn) and Gregory (Nancy). Survivors include her grandchildren: Anneli Franklin (Joe), Brent Shook (Silvia), Rachel Antle (Jared), Ryan Shook (Chris), Julia Shook and Kyle Shook; and her great-grandchildren Sophie and Dorothy Franklin, Reed and Isabella Shook and Cyrus Antle.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Dec. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home, 34 Main St., Centerbrook. A Celebration of Life reception will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at Essex Meadows, 30 Bokum Road, Essex.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her name may be made to

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