US Navy


Honor Mission

Michael R. Ferraro

United States Navy
Cold War Era Veteran
Law Enforcement Officer (Ret.)

Multi-City, NY - 04/18/2024


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 4, Region 5

About the Mission:

The family of Michael R. "Mickey" Ferraro has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in his military honors funeral services. Michael, 87, passed away peacefully on April 14, 2024 at Glendale Home with his family at his side.

Born in Schenectady, Mickey was a 1955 graduate of Mont Pleasant High School and went on to continue his education at Schenectady County Community College. He proudly defended our country in the United States Navy from 1955 to 1962, including time aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts (DD-823), a Gearing-class destroyer, and was honorable discharged at the rank of Seaman.

In 1961, Mickey started his dedicated career for the Schenectady Police Department. He retired in 1985 as an Investigator, and was the former President of the Schenectady Police Benevolent Association (PBA). Throughout his life, Mickey enjoyed staying fit, powerlifting, football, boxing and trips to the casino. Above all he cherished the time he was able to spend with his family.

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

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

04/18/2024 at 11:45am

Staging Location:

Glenville Funeral Home
9 Glenridge Road
Glenville, NY 12302

Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Ray Sestak
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Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

Updated 8 March 2022

Based on the most current COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines: Protect Yourself and Your Family from COVID-19, 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 last hour of Visitation, 12:00 - 1:00 pm. There will be a service at 1:00 pm, followed by intombment with military honors at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, 2501 Troy Schenectady Road, Schenectady, NY 12309. A police escort is anticipated.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Ray Sestak

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rs 04/15; DLB



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