US Army


Honor Mission

Joseph A. Guiffre, Sr.

US Army, WWII Veteran

Multi-City, NY - 08/31/2022


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 4, Region 5

About the Mission:

The family of Joseph A. Guiffre, Sr. has requested that Patriot Guard Riders participate in his military honors funeral services. Joseph, 99, passed on Thursday, 25 August, 2022.

Born in Amsterdam, NY, Joseph was inducted into the US Army on on 2 January 1943 in Albany, NY. Upon completion of training, he was transferred overseas on 1 June 1943 and was assigned to the 347th Engineering Regiment. The Regiment deployed to England in February 1944, and entered combat in France on 29 June 1944 and participated in operations in the Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns of World War II, where Joseph served as a Combat Engineer. He returned home frm overseas on on 15 December 1945 and was honorably discharged on 22 December 1945 at the rank of private First Class.  For his service, Joseph was awarded three Battle Stars as well as the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal and Lapel Button. Joseph felt serving his country was one of the greatest honors of his life.

He was a quillian at Mohawk Mills and later was employed by the Montgomery County Highway Department in Fonda as a Foreman for Building and Grounds, retiring in 1986. He was a Communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Tribes Hill, and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. He was a member of the Tribes Hill Fire Department, and a member of the Glen-Mohawk and Iroquois Seniors.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in Joseph's obituary, available for viewing online by clicking here

Patriot Guard Riders are proud to have the opportunity to stand for and honor the life and service of "Greatest Generation" hero, Joseph A. Guiffre, Sr.

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

08/31/2022 at 10:30am

Staging Location:

Jackson & Betz Funeral Home
15 Main Street
Fultonville, NY 12071
Click here for map

Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

John Mercier - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

Updated 8 March 2022

Based on the most current COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines: NYS Guidelines of 2 March 2022, and CDC Guidelines of 3 March 2022, going forward, the Lead Ride Captain for any mission will be responsible for determining whether PGR members will have to mask up or not. Please ensure that you have a mask with you, should the need arise, and respect the LRC’s decision in these matters.

Special Information:

Staging at the funeral home with a flag line during visitation hour from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm. There will be a funeral service conducted between 12:00 and 12:45 pm, followed by dignified transfer and escort to Pine Grove Cemetery, Mohawk Street, Tribes Hill, NY for interment with military honors. Click here for map to cemetery

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Ray Sestak

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