Carol Reed PITTSTOWN - Carol Janice Reed, 53, of Pittstown, wife of Lance P. Reed died Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Samaritan Hospital in Troy after a long illness. Born in Troy on December 11, 1959 to Beverly and the late Lyle Smith. She was educated in the Troy City Schools, graduating in 1978. She attended the College of Saint Rose and Russell Sage Colleges and graduated from Spencer Business Institute. She was employed by Rensselaer County in the Personnel Department. She also worked as a secretary at Brittonkill Schools and as a caregiver at T.L.C. Daycare in Cropseyville. Carol married Lance in 1985. Her family was the love of her life. A dedicated wife and mother, she embraced the most important vocation a woman can choose – making a home and the character building of her children, which included home schooling them for several years. Carol loved Jesus. She was a faithful member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, both in Bennington, VT. And Buskirk, N.Y. Where she taught Childrens' Sabbath School for many years. She loved crafts, flowers, decorating and cooking. She also loved shopping with and for family and friends, especially on “girl day” with Janet, Jennifer, Sharon and Peggy. She was predeceased by her daughter Sarah. Survivors, in addition to her husband and mother include her sons, Philip, Jeff and Will all of Pittstown, a dear sister, Karen Smith, also of Pittstown, a brother Rick Smith of Troy, and several Aunts and a Uncle, a niece and a nephew. The funeral service for Carol will be held on Friday morning at 10 am in the Buskirk Seventh Day Adventist Church. Interment will follow at the Nortonville Cemetery in Pittstown, NY. Family and friends are invited and may call on Thursday from 4 – 8pm at the Wm. Leahy funeral home 336 3rd St. Troy.