Thursday, 14 September 2023 14:18

Elio Del Sette

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Elio Del Sette passed away April 27, 2023 after a brief illness. Elio was born in Saratoga Springs to Hermes and Rose Del Sette in the family home on Rock Street. Elio graduated from Saratoga Springs High School in 1953 then continued his education at Sienna College. After graduating he continued his Education at the University of Miami. Elio then studied for his Doctorate at the University of Madrid in Spain. His early career included teaching history and drama at Granville, NY and later at Niskayuna Schools.

Elio then served as a Civil Service Commissioner for the City of Saratoga Springs for more than forty years. His service to the Community and his understanding of and dedication to the City’s workforce is unparalleled.

Elios’s sharp wit and easy demeanor made him many lifelong friends. Elio frequently entertained at his home on Rock Street with his beloved wife of more than fifty years, Lois (Smart) Del Sette.

He was pre-deceased by his father Hermes, mother Rose, as well as his younger brother Hermes William Del Sette. Survivors include his wife Lois and her children Debra Smith Wilhelm and Alfred E. Smith, as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

As Elio wished his remains to be donated to the University of Miami, a memorial service will be held at a future date.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Online remembrances may be made at

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