Michael J. Aufiero, 55, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 17, 2017, after battling a long illness. He was born on July 14, 1961 to Alphonse and Shirley Aufiero.
Mike was born and raised in Ballston Spa and graduated from Ballston Spa High School in the class of 1979. He was employed by Knolls Atomic Power Lab for 37 years where he was a well respected and admired supervisor, manager, and co-worker.
He was an active member of his community, where he served as Chief of Saratoga County Hazmat Team and long time member and brother of the Union Fire Company.
Mike is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years, Lana Aufiero, their daughters Chendell Aufiero and Alyssa Aufiero; sister Judy Paine (Bill); mother in law and father in law Dick and Shana Carusone; brothers in law Todd Carusone “bro-bro” (Beth), Salvatore Carusone (Danielle) and Rich Carusone (Daria); nieces and nephews Stacey, Chris, Mike, Mark, Jason, Brandon, Shelby and Colby.
Funeral services will be held 9am Wednesday, March 22 at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow in St Peter’s Cemetery, Saratoga Springs. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, March 21 from 4pm to 8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.
Through this experience we have learned the importance of donating blood and platelets, and becoming a bone marrow donor. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Mike may be made to Albany Medical Center or American Cancer Society.
We would like to sincerely thank the Albany Medical Center Staff, especially D4 East and Medical ICU for their care and support during Mike’s journey. Mike appreciated you all so much.