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.

Section 28

Section 28 features scenic valley views and is separated into double depth grave spaces. This section is reserved for upright monuments only.


Request more information

"*" indicates required fields

I am interested in learning more about:*

Section 17

Section 17 has double depth graves and triple depth graves availability. This section is reserved for upright monuments.

Section 26

Section 26 is a Family Plot area of either 3 or 4 double depth graves.

Veteran’s Section

A special section is reserved for the burial of veterans of the United States armed services who were honorably discharged and a spouse or family member. It is distinguished by a soaring polished granite monument etched with Jesus the Divine Mercy flanked by two American flags. The wide grassy area accommodates flat government-provided head stones.

Our Veteran’s Section has 2 interment grave availability – each grave has space for 2 interments only. A DD-214 is required for each space.

Section 51

Section 51 is a slant marker section. Double depth graves are now available.