Jo-Anne DeLurey Reed (M.Ed. ’87)

Jo-Anne DeLurey Reed passed away peacefully on February 26, 2023 at her home surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was 62. Born on August 31, 1960 in Troy, NY, daughter of the late Harold Michael DeLurey and Diane (Philpott) DeLurey. Jo-Anne was passionate about children’s literacy, earning Teacher of the Year as both a Librarian and Literature Teacher during her 31 years of teaching at the Scroggins Fine Arts Magnet Elementary School before retiring in 2018. After her retirement, she worked as a Grant Manager for the City of Houston. Jo-Anne received her Master’s in Education from the University of Houston, her BA from State University of New York at Geneseo, and graduated from Hoosic Valley Central School in Schaghticoke, NY in 1978.Jo-Anne’s proudest accomplishment was raising her two sons, Jay (Brooklyn, NY) and Brett (The Woodlands, TX). She is survived by her three beloved sisters, Cheryl (John) Ryan of Voorheesville, NY; Holly (Mark) Patenaude of Valley Falls, NY; Cindi (Michael) Breen of Clifton Park, NY and many nieces and nephews.A memorial service will be held at the Valley Falls United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 10:00am.In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Champion Project’s Book Bus in her name at remembrances may be made at

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