Doris Shelvay
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Obituary of Doris Shelvay

Doris was vivacious woman with a great love of life and an even greater sense of fashion. Every outfit was picked out with care and her colors were always coordinated. Her famous fedoras brought the whole look together, no matter the occasion. Doris was a proud Irish-American, which was just as important to her as her wardrobe. Genealogy fascinated Doris, and celebrating her heritage became an important part of her life, a passion she did her best to pass on to her children and grandchildren.

Doris was lucky enough to meet the love of her life, Bob, in her twenties. The two were incredibly close, and would spend a lot of time simply enjoying each other’s company, as well as doing lottery tickets together. Bob would usually win, but he could never beat Doris at Scrabble. Though, to be fair, no one could beat Doris at Scrabble. In her spare time, Doris would love to bake all sorts of creations, especially Cream Puffs and Christmas Cookies. Her children’s teachers always looked forward to the gift of cookies every year. Please take a mixing spoon to always remember how Doris could mix love into your life, and make everything just a little bit sweeter.


SHELVAY, Doris M. (nee McManus) Shelvay, Doris M. (nee McManus) on September 23, 2017 of Hamburg, NY. Beloved wife of Robert J. Shelvay; loving mother of Bonnie S. (Mark) Patton, Kirk A. (Darlene) Shelvay, Cheryl M. (Denny) Bohen, Deborah A. (Lori) Shelvay, and the late Gregory R. Shelvay; adored grandmother of Geoffrey Beckett, Sean Patton, Melanie Perez, Jonathan Patton, Kevin Patton, Emily Patton, Joshua Patton, Krista Shelvay, and Ryan Bohen; dear great-grandmother of 15; and aunt of Sharon (Bill) Gerred and Carolyn (Chris) Markiewicz. Friends will be received 4-8 PM, Friday, at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Rd. Hamburg, NY (Crnr Rte 5 & Camp Rds) (716-627-2919). A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, 9:30 AM St. Francis of Assisi Church, Athol Springs. Please assemble at church. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Buffalo, in Doris' memory. Online condolences at