US Navy

Honor Mission
James L. Gaudette
US Navy
Vietnam Era Veteran
Waterford, NY - 05/21/2022
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission: The family of James L. Gaudette has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Jim, 74, of Diane Lane passed away Monday April 25, 2022 at his home.

Born in Troy, Jim was a graduate of Hoosick Valley High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the US Navy on 22 November 1966. He was trained as a Communications Technician and during his career, was assigned to Navy Communications Stations in Morocco and the Philippines. He was honorably discharged on 28 August 1970 at the rank of Petty Officer 3rd Class, and for his service was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.

After his military service, Jim was employed for many years by the General Electric Co. and later Active Industries from which he retired as a recognized specialist in the manufacture and quality control of specialized electrical insulation products mainly for the industrial generator market. He was a member of the American Legion and several professional engineer organizations. He enjoyed golfing, playing darts and horseshoes.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in Jim's obituary, available for viewing online by clicking here.
Primary Staging Date: 05/21/2022
Primary Staging Time: 10:30
AM or PM: am
Staging Location: Brendese Funeral Home
133 Broad Street
Waterford, NY 12188
Lead Ride Captain: Ray Sestak
Lead Ride Captain email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lead Ride Captain Phone #: 518-669-3358
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 for the dignified transfer. Escort to St Mary's Cemetery, 65 Middletown Rd, Waterford, NY 12188 to follow, with an 11 am graveside service.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission? no
Submitted by: Ray Sestak
Email of Submitter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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