Honor Mission
Peter P. Simonelli
US Navy (Ret.)
Multi-City, NY - 11/17/2020
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 8, Region 9  
About the Mission: The family of Chief Petty Officer Peter P. Simonelli has requested the Patriot Guard Riders participation in his final honors.

Enlisting on 18 January 1943, and reenlisting, reportedly serving for 22 years.
For his service, he was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal, American Area Medal, and European African Middle Eastern Area Medal.

Primary Staging Date: 11/17/2020  
Primary Staging Time: 9:15  
AM or PM: am  
Staging Location:

Gleason Funeral Home
10-25 150 Street
Whitestone, NY 11357


Lead Ride Captain: Wayne Cohen  
Lead Ride Captain email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Lead Ride Captain Phone #: 516.729.9869  
Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

The Mandatory Rules for Covid-19 protection practices...these WILL be strictly enforced.

  • Stay a minimum of 6 feet apart from each other at all times.
  • No handshaking, fist-bumping, hugs, cheek kissing or any other physical contact.
  • Follow all Covid-19 protection practices as described on the CDC website.
  • Click this URL to review: CDC - Prevent Getting Sick
  • If you are not feeling well in any way, please do not attend this Mission.
  • * ADDITIONAL MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: Wearing a protective face covering of some kind is required...homemade facemask, bandanna, etc. (Patriotic face coverings would be particularly appropriate) This will not only provide an extra layer of protection to ourselves and others, but will send the message that the PGR takes this crisis seriously and is performing this Mission responsibly.
Special Information:

Please stage at the funeral home for dignified transfer and escort to Holy Trinity RC Church.
There will be no services at the funeral home.

Mr Simonelli was father-in-law to Walter Rogers, whom many have known for years, from standing with the PGR at Calverton National Cemetery.
It is now our turn to stand for this veteran who has stood for us.

Please do what you can to honor this great American hero and his loving and grieving family.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? Yes  
Second Staging Date: 11/17/2020  
Second Staging Time: 9:30  
Second Stage - AM or PM: am  
Second Location:

Holy Trinity RC Church
14-51 143rd Street
Whitestone NY 11357


Second Lead Ride Captain: Lisa Cohen  
Second LRC Email and Phone #: 516.524.8512  
Second Stage - Special Information: Please stage at church for approximate 9:30 AM arrival of funeral cortège.
Dignified transfer upon arrival.
Dignified transfer and escort to Saint Mary's Cemetery to follow mass.
Is there a Third Stage to this Mission? Yes  
Third Staging Date: 11/17/2020  
Third Staging Time: 10:15  
Third Stage - AM or PM: am  
Third Location:

Mount Saint Mary's Cemetery
172-00 Booth Memorial Ave
Fresh Meadows NY 11365


Third Lead Ride Captain: Lisa Cohen  
Third LRC Email and Phone #:    
Third Stage - Special Information: Please stage at the cemetery 10:15 AM.
The procession may arrive as early as 10:30 AM
Is there a Fourth Stage to this Mission? No  
Submitted by: Wayne Cohen - SRC Region 8  
Email of Submitter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


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