Jeffrey W. Fitzsimmons

Jeffrey W. Fitzsimmons, 56, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, December 19, 2021. Jeffrey was born on July 23, 1965, in Calais, Maine, the youngest son of Merle and Jacqueline (MacMillan) Fitzsimmons.

Jeff graduated from Woodland High School in 1984 then relocated to Ballston Spa where he enjoyed hunting, camping, and sarcasm. For many years Jeff volunteered at the Saratoga County Fair where he operated the wobble wheel roller for the truck and tractor pulls. He was a regular at hunting camp bringing chocolate pie and Mississippi Mud to share with the boys.

Jeff was always someone everyone could count on. Day or night he was the first one to help anyone, most of the time without being asked. He spent the last thirty five years working closely with the DeFilippo family at their many business ventures and was a valued asset to their team. His loyalty was unmatched and he really is irreplaceable. His coworkers were like family to him and will all miss him terribly.

Jeff was predeceased by his mother Jacqueline and his wife Rita. Jeff is survived by his father Merle, brother Bob and his wife Linda; niece Jacklyn Craig and nephew Evan Race; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and his extended Ballston Spa “family”, along with his faithful canine companion Chewy.

In keeping with Jeff’s wishes, family, friends, and coworkers are welcome to attend a celebration of Jeff’s life from 4pm to 7pm, Monday, December 27 at The Factory, 20 Prospect Street, Ballston Spa. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of his mother Jackie and wife Rita would be welcomed. Arrangements by his very close friends at Armer Funeral Home, Inc. in Ballston Spa. Their kindness during this time can never be repaid but will always be remembered.

Guest Book

John Monaco

Fitzi is the kind of person you will never forget once you meet him.

You will be greatly missed my friend.

RIP, Fitzi.

Dick Rowland

Jeff was always looking for things to do around the fair. They will miss him and his questionable sense of humor. Fitzie may the angels welcome you with open arms and you find eternal peace.


Your laughter and sense of humor are truly unmatched. From my younger days of hanging around the snack bar to working with you at Kmart you been a constant source of joyful banter. You will be missed my friend. My condolences to your loved one during this time.