US Army


Honor Mission

Donald A. Chiaretta

US Army
Cold War Era Veteran

Albany, NY - 05/03/2024

***UPDATED 02 May 2024 - 09:30 hrs***
Primary Staging time and location has
been changed.  See updated info below.


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 4, Region 5

About the Mission:

The family of Donald A. Chiaretta has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in his military honors funeral services. Donald, 87, entered Eternal Life Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at home surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Albany, Donald was a proud graduate of St. Casimir’s School in Albany, Christian Brothers Academy, and Pratt Institute. Not much is know about his military service, but we do know that he served honorably in the United States Army during the Cold War Era, between 1954 and 1957.

He was a gifted man, and will be remembered as a songwriter, sculptor, and artist.

Donald's obituary is available for viewing online by clicking here

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:


05/03/2024 at 11:15am

Staging Location:

All Saints Catholic Church
16 Homestead St.
Albany, NY 12203

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 church where we will stand during the one hour Visitation period from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm.  A Funeral Mass will be conducted at 12:30, followed by escort to and interment with military honors at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, 1389 Central Ave., Albany, NY.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Ray Sestak

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