Short Notice
Honor Mission

Francis J. Nolan, Veteran

MULTI-CITY, New York - 18 Jan 2018


The family of Mr. Francis J. "Frank" Nolan has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Frank, 91, passed on January 11, 2018.

Born in Albany, N.Y., Frank was raised in Rensselaer and attended Vincentian Institute. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy Amphibious Forces during WWII, and later served in Korea on the LST-979. He later served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve in Poughkeepsie N.Y.

After his service, Frank graduated from Siena College with a Business degree, and rose through the ranks from auditor to the Director of Export Financing at General Motors Acceptance Corporation.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in Mr. Nolan's obituary, viewable on the W.J. Lyons Funeral Home website online here:

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to have the opportunity to stand for and render dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of Mr. Francis J, Nolan, US Navy and Air Force Reserve Veteran and "Greatest Generation" Hero.

Primary Staging Time: 09:30 A.M.

The Parish of St. John the Evangelist
and St. Joseph
53 Herrick St.
Rensselaer, New York - 12144

Ride Captain:

Special Instructions:

Flag line at the church for the arrival of the funeral cortege. Mass of Christian Burial scheduled for 10:00 AM, followed by interment at Holy Sepulchre, East Greenbush, NY.

Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Ray Sestak
Position: Assistant State Captain

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