Josephine R. Dufort


Josephine R. Dufort, 88, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018. Born in Ballston Spa, NY on March 28, 1929, she was the daughter of Pasquale and Antoinette Monaco.

Josie was a secretary at Spa Steel in Saratoga Springs for 47 years. She enjoyed traveling. Her family was her greatest joy and she treasured the time she spent with them.

She was predeceased by her first husband Michael DeFilippo, second husband Robert Dufort, Sr., brothers Bernard Monaco and Louis Monaco, and her sisters Jennie Odorizzo, Sophie Wolfershiem, Theresa Monaco and Kathryn D’Ambro.

Josie is survived by her son Jerry DeFilippo and his wife Mary of Ballston Spa, grandchildren Cara and Michael; stepchildren Robert Dufort, Jr., Laural Ferneau and Donna Dufort; brothers Anthony Monaco of Amsterdam, James Monaco of Saratoga Springs, Joseph Monaco of Ballston Spa, Albert Monaco of Scotia, Harry Monaco of Ballston Spa, Pasquale Monaco of Ballston Spa, Olivio “Tete” Monaco of Ballston Spa and Donald Monaco of Ballston Spa; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 9:30am Friday, February 9 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ballston Spa. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, February 8 from 4pm to 6pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

The family would like to thank Kate, Donald, Pia, and the staff at Wesley Health Care for the loving care and compassion they gave Josie.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Josie to the Wesley Foundation, 131 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Guest Book

Leslie Childs

So sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Christine Finnegan (Marie Christine Spensieri)

Jerry, Mary and family--

I am so sorry for the passing of your Mom. My family lived next door to your Grandma, Pasqueline and I have so many fond memories of your Father and your Mom. I remember when your Mom gave me rides to Saratoga and she was always so kind and truly such a loving and a beautiful lady. I remember when your Father passed away and my Mom and I came to visit your Mom and there were neighbors and family with her.

My family and I ate at your restaurant JeRon's and we had a delicious breakfast and it was so wonderful to visit with you and Mary and your daughter (we remarked how she looked just like Pasqueline)!!!

I have comfort in knowing that the wisdom and love that our parents gave us is passed on to us and to the next generations. May you be blessed and healthy.

So fondly and lovingly--

Christine Finnegan
San Francisco, CA

Terri Klausner

Dear Monaco family, I am so very sorry for your loss of beautiful Josie. I didn’t see her often but will always remember her kind smile and the twinkle in her eyes. She will be missed. My heart hurts for you all and especially for my beloved step-dad Anthony, her brother. Deepest sympathies and blessings.
Love Terri Klausner and family

Sallie Ann Avery

Donna and family-so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

Jeannine Dufort-Mannix

So sorry to hear about Josie’s passing. She was a sweet lady and will be greatly missed.God bless her family at this sad time. Love and prayers, Jeannine

Doug and Robyn

So very sorry for your loss. Each one of you are in our thoughts and prayers.