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Joseph Salvatore Dario

MILLERTON — Joseph Salvatore Dario, 87, a 15-year resident of Millerton and formerly of the Jackson Heights neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., died peacefully on Jan. 23, 2022, at his home in the village.

Joe worked as a printer in Manhattan and Long Island before retiring in 1997.

Born Feb. 2, 1934, in Manhattan, he was the son of the late Maria and Salvatore Dario.

He was educated in New York Public Schools and on July 7, 1970, in Manhattan, he married the love of his life, Charlotte May Belter. Their loving marriage lasted for over 51 years. Mrs. Dario passed away on Sept. 29, 2021.

Mr. Dario was an avid New York Yankees fan and enjoyed watching baseball with his dear wife, who was also a Yankees fan. In his spare time he enjoyed designing and constructing bird houses.

Mr. Dario is survived by his brother, James “Jimmy” Dario of New Jersey; his sister, Helen, of Florida; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John L. and Mary Belter of Lime Rock; a dear cousin, Helen Hill of Hampton, Conn.; his special nephews, Michael Rainone, Scott Belter and Daryl Belter; a very close friend, Gordon Keeler; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Dario was predeceased by his brothers, Mario “Mike” Dario and Anthony “Sonny” Dario; as well as two sisters, Josephine and Jenny.

Funeral services will take place on Friday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m. at the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home in Millerton. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Salisbury.

Memorial donations may be made to the Millerton Fire Company, P.O. Box 733, Millerton, NY 12546. To send an online condolence to the family please visit www.conklinfuneralhome.com.

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