Joseph M. Aufiero “Dixie” 99, passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on February 7, 1917, he was the son of Joseph and Ida Aufiero. He served as a staff sergeant in the US Army, during World War II.
Dixie was the ground superintendent at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds for 26 years. He was also a Systems Operator at the Knolls Atomic Power Lab in West Milton for many years, before retiring in 1981. Dixie was the oldest member of American Legion Post 234 in Ballston Spa.
His greatest joy was spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed woodworking.
He was predeceased by his wife Favorita, brother Nicholas and sister Virginia. Dixie is survived by his son Joseph Aufiero (Candace) of Middle Grove; grandchildren Desiree Martin (Daniel) of Ballston Lake and Michael Aufiero of Charlton; great grandchildren Emmett, Riley and Aidan.
Funeral services will be held 9am Tuesday, March 22 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial with military honors will follow at the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, March 21 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.