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Gate of Heaven Cemetery (Hawthorne, New York)

Gate of Heaven Cemetery, approximately 25 miles (40 km) north of New York City, was established in 1917 at 10 West Stevens Ave. in Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York, as a Roman Catholic burial site. Among its famous residents is baseball player Babe Ruth, whose grave has an epitaph by Cardinal Francis Spellman and is almost always adorned by many baseballs, bats, and caps. Adjacent to the Garden Mausoleum is a small train station of the Metro-North Railroad Harlem Division named Mount Pleasant where four trains stop daily, two northbound and two southbound. Several baseball players are buried here.

Gate of Heaven Cemetery
Gate of Heaven Cemetery Upper Entrance December, 2011.JPG
The upper entrance to Gate of Heaven Cemetery
TypeRoman Catholic
Owned byRoman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
Babe Ruth gravesite: Section 25, Plot 1115, Graves 3 & 4.
The new indoor building of Our Lady Queen of Peace Mausoleum
Garden Mausoleum with Saint Francis of Assisi Chapel in the background

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  1. ^ Brooks, Patricia (2008-10-22). "The Rich and Famous, at Rest in Eden". The New York Times. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  2. ^ "CWGC casualty record".

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