**SHORT NOTICE HONOR MISSION** JOSEPH M CASPARINO US NAVY WW II WETHERSFIELD, CT FRIDAY JAN 11, 2019 3PM STAGING

**SHORT NOTICE HONOR MISSION**

JOSEPH M CASPARINO US NAVY WW II

WETHERSFIELD, CT

FRIDAY JAN 11, 2019

3PM STAGING

Patriot Guard and Associates;
Sadly we have been called to Stand in Honor for Joseph Michael Casparino, US NAVY  WW II.
Josephs Daughter, Debra LaFrancis is a new PGR member and also a member of the New London Motorcycle Club. We are sorry for your loss.
Joseph served on the USS ANTIETAM CV 36 and was a Plank Owner being on the Ships Commissioning Crew. During his time on board he was an Airedale  Yellow Shirt Durny on the flight deck.
We will stand a flag line for calling hours at the funeral home from 4pm to 7pm. Members may stand for as long as they would like to.
SC Mac McArthur will be RCIC with Flags and Water on site.
Members are reminded to dress appropriately for the weather.
God Bless America, Our Troops, and Our First Responders.
William F. Petras III (Skip)

Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)

**ATTEND ON YOUR OWN** ZEQIR “ZIGGY” BERISHA WATERBURY CT SUNDAY DEC 30, 2018 3PM STAGING

**ATTEND ON YOUR OWN**

ZEQIR “ZIGGY” BERISHA

CALLING HOURS ONLY

CHASE PARKWAY MEMORIAL/ALBINI FAMILY FUNERAL HOME

430 CHASE PARKWAY

WATERBURY, CT  06708

SUNDAY DECEMBER 30, 2018

3PM STAGING 

Zeqir “Ziggy” Berisha

“Father and Patriot” 

Mr. Zeqir “Ziggy” Berisha, 76, of Farrington Avenue in Waterbury, passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2018, after a long battle with heart disease.

Ziggy was born in a village in Sllovi, Kosovo, on April 24, 1942.  His father, Nuh, was a farmer, and his mother, Adilia, died when he was three years old.  At that time, Sllovi was under communist rule and in 1962, Ziggy fled and claimed asylum in Austria.  He then traveled to Italy and from Rome, he legally entered the U.S. in 1969 through New York City.  He immediately landed a job at Scovill Manufacturing in Waterbury.

Shortly thereafter he met the love of his life, Blanca Gutierrez (from Colombia) at an evening English class for immigrants at the old Crosby High School in downtown Waterbury. They were married for 45 years until her death in 2015.  They had five boys from 1970 to 1977.  Ziggy spent most of the 70’s and 80’s as a self-employed laborer and construction worker for local #390.  He was best known as the “Flagman” for his red, white, and blue outfits, his energetic patriotism and love of freedom across parks, events and busy intersections throughout Waterbury.  He will be fondly remembered for his love of veterans, Holy Land, community service, and the flag.

Calling hours will be held Sunday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

ASC Jack Casey will be RCIC with flags and water on site. 

Family has requested that PGR be posted at the casket during calling hours. 

Members can attend for however long they wish. 

God Bless America, Our Troops and First Responders.


William F. Petras III (Skip)

Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)

**SHORT NOTICE HONOR MISSION** EUGENE W CAPOBIANCO ME2 US NAVY KOREA SATURDAY 12/29/2018 SOUTHBURY CT 1000 STAGING

**SHORT NOTICE HONOR MISSION**
EUGENE WILLIAM CAPOBIANCO
ME2 US NAVY
KOREA
1951-1955

FUNERAL HOME STAGE
CARPINO FUNERAL HOME
750 MAIN ST SOUTH
SOUTHBURY CT 06488
SATURDAY DECEMBER 29, 2018
10AM STAGING

Patriot Guard and Associates;

Sadly we have been called to Stand in Honor for Eugene William Capobianco, ME2 US NAVY, Korea.

Significant Duty Stations include the USS Bushnell, AS-15.

Significant awards include the Navy Good Conduct Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.

We will stand a flag line at the funeral home.

ASC Jack Casey will be RCIC with flags and water on site.

Members are reminded to dress appropriately for the weather.

God Bless America, Our Troops, and Our First Responders.


William F. Petras III (Skip)
Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
ascspetras@ctpatriotguard.org
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)

***HONOR MISSION***JOHN A. MCMEEKIN, CPL, US MARINE CORPS, FRIDAY, 28 DECEMBER 2018, 1030 HRS (10:30 AM), JOHN T. TIERNEY FUNERAL HOME, 219 WEST CENTER STREET, MANCHESTER, CT 06040

***HONOR MISSION***

JOHN A. MCMEEKIN, CPL, US MARINE CORPS

FRIDAY, 28 DECEMBER 2018, 1030 HRS (10:30 AM)

JOHN T. TIERNEY FUNERAL HOME

219 WEST CENTER STREET, MANCHESTER, CT 06040

Patriot Guard Riders and Associates,

We are honored to be called to stand for John Alexander McMeekin, Cpl, US Marine Corps, who served from 4 January 1978 to 3 July 1982 with the Weapons Training Battalion, Marine Corps Development & Education Command in Quantico, VA.He was awarded the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, a Commanding Officer’s Letter of Appreciation and the Marine Corps Rifle Badge (Sharpshooter).

ASC Jack Casey will be RCIC and Flags and water will be on hand.

FUNERAL SERVICE: 1030 HRS (10:30 AM), Friday, 28 December 2018
John T. Tierney Funeral Home
219 West Center Street
Manchester, CT 06040

God Bless America, Our Troops and First Responders.

Respectfully,

MAC MCARTHUR

STATE CAPTAIN

CT PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS

statecaptain@ctpatriotguard.org

haddamac@gmail.com

mac06438@aol.com

Cell:860-682-7625

Fax: 860-345-3654

***HONOR MISSION***NICKOLAS A. DELUCIA, FUNERAL SERVICE AT 1600 HRS (4:00 PM), THURSDAY, 27 DECEMBER 2018 AT JACKIE OWENS AUDITORIUM, KELLY STEAM MAGNET SCHOOL, 25 MAHAN DRIVE, NORWICH CT 06360

***HONOR MISSION***

NICKOLAS A. DELUCIA,

FUNERAL SERVICE AT 1600 HRS (4:00 PM),

THURSDAY, 27 DECEMBER 2018

AT JACKIE OWENS AUDITORIUM,

KELLY STEAM MAGNET SCHOOL,

25 MAHAN DRIVE, NORWICH CT 06360

Patriot Guard Riders and Associates,

We have been asked to stand in Honor of Nickolas A. Delucia, USMC, who recently passed away. He was a Member of the Norwich Veterans Coffee House. Further information will be provided at the ceremony.
ASC Jack Casey will be RCIC and have Flags and water at the ceremony. Stage at 1600 HRS (4:00 PM) with calling hours from 1700 to 2000 HRS ( 5:00 to 8:00 PM). Further info will be provided at that time.
FUNERAL SERVICE:                   1600 HRS (4:00PM), Thursday, 27 December 2018
                                                                    Jackie Owens Auditorium
                                                                    Kelly Steam Magnet Middle School
                                                                    25 Mahan Drive

                                                                    Norwich, CT 06360

God Bless America, Our Troops and First Responders.

Respectfully,

MAC MCARTHUR

STATE CAPTAIN

CT PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS

statecaptain@ctpatriotguard.org

haddamac@gmail.com

mac06438@aol.com

Cell:860-682-7625

Fax: 860-345-3654

***HONOR MISSION***WAYNE NORBERT CRONAN, SP3, US ARMY, 0900 HRS (9:00 AM), THURSDAY, 27 DECEMBER 2018, ST. MARKS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 222 MCVEAGH ROAD, WESTBROOK, CT 06498

***HONOR MISSION***

WAYNE NORBERT CRONAN, SP3, US ARMY,

0900 HRS (9:00 AM), THURSDAY, 27 DECEMBER 2018,

ST. MARKS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 222 MCVEAGH ROAD,

WESTBROOK, CT 06498

Patriot Guard Riders and Associates,

We are asked to stand in Honor for Wayne Norbert Cronan, SP3, US Army, who served from 10 January 1955 to 9 January 1957 with Battery D, 606th Anti Aircraft Artillery, Grand Island, New York as a Radar Operator. He was awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal.

SRC Greg Young will be RCIC and Flags will be on hand.

CHURCH SERVICE: 0900 HRS (9:00 AM), Thursday, 27 December 2018
St. Marks Roman Catholic Church
222 McVeagh Road
Westbrook, CT 06498

INTERMENT: Approximately 1100 HRS (11:00 AM), Thursday, 27 December 2018
Resurrection Cemetery
1080 Horse Hill Road (RTE 145)
Westbrook, CT 06498

God Bless America, Our Troops and First Responders.

Respectfully,

MAC MCARTHUR

STATE CAPTAIN

CT PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS

statecaptain@ctpatriotguard.org

haddamac@gmail.com

mac06438@aol.com

Cell:860-682-7625

Fax: 860-345-3654

**SHORT NOTICE HONOR MISSION** JAMES JOSEPH MATTHEWS US ARMY KOREA MIDDLETOWN CT FRIDAY DECEMBER 21,2018 0900 STAGING

**SHORT NOTICE HONOR MISSION**
JAMES JOSEPH MATTHEWS
US ARMY  KOREA
 
CEMETERY STAGE 
CT STATE VETERANS CEMETERY
317 BOW LANE
MIDDLETOWN, CT.  06457
FRIDAY DECEMBER 21, 2018
9AM STAGING
Patriot Guard and Associates;
Sadly we are called to Stand in Honor for James Joseph Matthews US Army Korea.
We will Stand a Flag Line for Cemetery Services only.
SrRC Don Camden will be RCIC with flags and water on site.
Members are reminded to dress appropriately for the weather and that personal weapons are not permitted on State Property.
God Bless America, Our Troops, and Our First Responders.


William F. Petras III (Skip)

Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)

**EXTREME SHORT NOTICE HONOR MISSION** JOSEPH TARUSKA MR3 US NAVY VIETNAM DERBY CT THURSDAY DECEMBER 20, 2018 1130 HRS STAGING

**EXTREME SHORT NOTICE HONOR MISSION**
JOSEPH TARUSKA  MR3 
US NAVY
VIETNAM
 
CEMETERY STAGE
MT ST PETER CEMETERY
219 NEW HAVEN AVE
DERBY, CT. 06418
THURSDAY DECEMBER 20, 2018 
1130 HRS STAGING
Patriot Guard and Associates;
Sadly we have been called to Stand in Honor for Joseph Taruska, MR3 US Navy Vietnam.
Significant duty stations include the USS Pictor AF-54 and the USS Virgo AKA-20.
We will Stand a flag line at the cemetery only for burial services.
ASC Jack Casey will be RCIC with flags and water on site.
 
THIS MISSION IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWS THE WALLINGFORD MISSION. Members may choose which mission is closer to them.
Members are reminded to dress appropriately for the weather.
God Bless America, Our Troops, and Our First Responders.

William F. Petras III (Skip)

Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)

**HONOR MISSION** ROYAL H. MCCLEASE PFC US ARMY VIETNAM ERA MONDAY DEC 17 2018 MIDDLETOWN CT 1200 HRS STAGING

**HONOR MISSION**
ROYAL HIAWATHA McCLEASE
PFC US ARMY 
VIETNAM ERA
CT STATE VETERANS CEMETERY
317 BOW LA
MIDDLETOWN, CT 06457
MONDAY DECEMBER 17, 2018
1200 HRS STAGING

Patriot Guard and Associates;

Sadly we have been called to Stand in Honor for Royal Hiawatha McClease PFC US ARMY Vietnam Era.

Significant duty stations include Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, US Army Forces Command as a Medical Corpsman at Fort Bragg, NC.

Significant awards include National Defense Service Medal, Parachutist Badge, and the M-16 Marksman Badge.

We will stand a flag line for cemetery services only.

SRC Gregg Barratt will be RCIC with flags and water on site.

Members are reminded to dress appropriately for the weather and that personal weapons are not permitted on State Property.

God Bless America, Our Troops and Our First Responders.

William F. Petras III (Skip)
Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
ascspetras@ctpatriotguard.org
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)

**SPECIAL MISSION** WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA WREATH LAYING CEREMONY SATURDAY DEC 15, 2018 CT STATE VETERANS CEMETERY MIDDLETOWN

**SPECIAL MISSION**
WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA
WREATH LAYING CEREMONY
CT STATE VETERANS CEMETERY
317 BOW LA
MIDDLETOWN, CT 06457
SATURDAY DECEMBER 15, 2018

DISTRIBUTION STAGE
CT STATE VETERANS CEMETERY
317 BOW LA
MIDDLETOWN, CT 06457
0800 HRS

CEREMONY STAGE
CT STATE VETERANS CEMETERY
317 BOW LA
MIDDLETOWN, CT 06457
1100 HRS

Patriot Guard and Associates;

We are proud to have been invited to participate in the Wreaths Across America program at CT State Veterans Cemetery 317 Bow La Middletown, CT 06457.

There are 2 staging times. Members can come to whichever stage they would like to.

0800 hrs will be the Distribution Stage where the Wreaths will be unloaded and taken out of the transport boxes and placed in piles in the various cemetery sections as directed by the Cemetery Staff and other Volunteers.

1100 hrs will be the Ceremony Stage. We will stand a Flag line during the Ceremony which starts at 1200 noon.

Parking will be on the CT Valley Hospital Property across the street from the Cemetery and shuttle buses will transport everyone to the cemetery. It is recommended that you arrive early to the parking area.

Handicapped placarded vehicles will only be allowed inside the cemetery as space permits. All others will take the shuttles. Signs and traffic direction persons will be on hand to direct you to parking. Flags will be on site for our flag line. Wreaths will be placed on the headstones following the ceremony.

Members are reminded that we will have our PGR Ceremony following the Distribution of Wreaths for OUR veterans. RC Mark A Brundage Sr will be in charge of the PGR Wreaths.

ASC Skip Petras and ASC Jack Casey will be RCIC’s for the flag line with flags on site.

Members are reminded to dress appropriately for the expected weather and are also reminded that Personal Weapons are not permitted on State Property.

God Bless America, Our Troops and Our First Responders.


William F. Petras III (Skip)
Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
ascspetras@ctpatriotguard.org
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)