Local firefighters honored the life of one of their own this week, following the death of Michael J. Aufiero.Aufiero, 55, died Friday, March 17 following a fight with a long illness. At a special meeting of the Union Fire Co. No. 2 held Wednesday, March 21, the following preamble and resolution on Aufiero’s death was unanimously adopted:
WHEREAS, it has pleased the Almighty God in his infinite wisdom to remove from our midst our beloved Brother Fireman Michael Aufiero, therefore be it,
RESOLVED, that in the death of Michael Aufiero on Friday, March 17, 2017 Union Fire Company No. 2 has sustained the loss of an upright and honored associate, who has served the community and company as an efficient firefighter for many years. He has been a member of the company since November 1, 1979.
RESOLVED, that we extend to this bereaved family our heartfelt sympathy in this hour of affliction, and the Engine House of the company has been draped in mourning and a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family, spread upon our minutes, also printed in the papers.
Aufiero was born and raised in Ballston Spa and graduated from Ballston Spa High School in 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, his family said. He also served as chief of the Saratoga County Hazmat Team and was a longtime member of the Union Fire Co.
Aufiero is survived by his wife, 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); and nieces and nephews, Stacey, Chris, Mike, Mark, Jason, Brandon, Shelby and Colby.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 22 at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a mass of Christian burial was celebrated. Burial followed in St Peter’s Cemetery, Saratoga Springs.
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