Carol Forsley Smerling, 77, of Millbrook, N.Y., formerly of Lenox

Carol worked as a real estate agent, a profession she truly loved.

Carol Forsley Smerling, 77, of Millbrook, N.Y., and formerly of Lenox, died Wednesday, August 19th at Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Born January 31, 1943 in Pittsfield, to the late Dr. Edward T. Forsley and Alice Gleason Forsley, she attended local schools.

Carol worked as a real estate agent, a profession she truly loved, in Millbrook for W.J. Lavery, Co. and was their leading salesperson through the years.

A dog lover throughout her life she adopted several greyhounds, was very involved in Greyhound Rescue, and was a generous supporter of the Humane Society.

Besides her husband, Theodore Smerling, Carol is survived by her son John Smerling and his wife Joanne of Pine Brook, N.Y.; two brothers, Daniel P. Forsley of Pittsfield and Stephen C. Forsley of Bernardston, Mass.; and two lifelong friends, Susan Bisacca McNinch and Dorothy Bisacca Winsor of Lenox with whom she shared her love of horses and horseback riding.

Besides her parents Carol is pre-deceased by her brothers Edward T. Forsley, Jr. in 2018 and John J. Forsley in 1955.

In accordance with Carol’s wishes, all services were private. Burial was held in St. Ann Cemetery in Lenox. Memorial donations in Carol’s memory may be made to the Berkshire Humane Society in care of the Roche Funeral Home, 120 Main Street, Lenox, MA 01240.

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