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Cemetery Hours

Gate of Heaven Cemetery is open for visitation every day at 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Closed on Sundays and major holidays

Mass Schedule

Date: First Saturday of the month
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: St. Francis of Assisi

Find your resting place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery

Over the course of its existence, Gate of Heaven Cemetery has interred over 190,000 Catholics and members of their families in graves, private family and community mausoleum crypts, and cremation niches located within the community mausoleum complexes.

About Gate of Heaven Cemetery

The land for Gate of Heaven Cemetery was purchased by the Trustees of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in 1916 and an initial Gothic design replicating Saint Patrick’s Cathedral was accepted for the property; cemetery development began immediately. Development was sufficient for John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York, to consecrate this cemetery on July 14, 1918.

Over the course of its existence, Gate of Heaven Cemetery has interred over 190,000 Catholics and members of their families in graves, private family and community mausoleum crypts, and cremation niches located within the community mausoleum complexes. Today the cemetery averages over 2,200 interment services each year.

Significant features in Gate of Heaven Cemetery include upper entrance gates, the “Stained Glass Window” area, i.e. Sections 7 thru 13, the Stations of the Cross in Section 45, and the Guardian Angel shrine watching over the graves of infants and children in Section 45.

Sixty acres of the cemetery remain to be developed to accommodate the burial, entombment and inurnment needs of Catholics and members of their families throughout the greater New York area.

Cemetery Map

Notable Burials

  • George Herman “Babe” Ruth
    Baseball Player — Section 25
  • Jimmy Walker
    Mayor of New York City — Section 41
  • James Cagney
    Actor — St. Francis Mausoleum
  • Anna Held
    Actress — Section 42
  • Dorothy Kilgallen
    Journalist/Television Personality — Section 23
  • Richard O’Neill
    US Army WWI, Medal of Honor Recipient
  • Robert Murray
    US Army Vietnam, Medal of Honor Recipient

Upcoming Events at Gate of Heaven Cemetery

  • Mass – Gate of Heaven Cemetery

    August 3 @ 10:00 am

  • Labor Day – Offices Closed

    September 2

  • Mass – Gate of Heaven Cemetery

    September 7 @ 10:00 am