St. John Cemetery (Queens)

St. John Cemetery is an official Catholic burial ground located in Middle Village in Queens, a borough of New York City. Although it is mainly located in Middle Village, the southern edge of the cemetery runs along Cooper Avenue in Glendale.[1] It is one of nine official Catholic burial grounds in the New York Metropolitan Area. St. John, along with St. Charles/Resurrection Cemeteries in East Farmingdale, Long Island, is among the largest cemeteries in New York State.

St. John Cemetery
The main entrance at Metropolitan Avenue & 80th Street
CountryUnited States
Coordinates40°42′54″N 73°52′01″W / 40.71500°N 73.86694°W / 40.71500; -73.86694
TypeCatholic Cemetery
Owned byDiocese of Brooklyn, Staffed by Catholic Cemeteries
WebsiteSt. John Cemetery

Since its opening, St. John has been the resting place of various famous and infamous people in New York City society, such as Mario Cuomo (1932–2015), Governor of the state of New York from 1983 to 1995, John F. Hylan (1868–1936), mayor of the city of New York from 1918 to 1925, Geraldine Ferraro (1935–2011), the first female vice presidential candidate representing a major American political party, Lucky Luciano (1897–1962), considered the father of modern organized crime in the United States, and John J. Gotti (1940–2002), the head of the New York City based Gambino crime family from 1985 to 2002.

Also buried here are fitness guru Charles Atlas (1893–1972), slain NYPD police officer Rafael Ramos (1974–2014 ), and photographer Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989).

Notable burials edit

Row of graves at St. John cemetery
A view of the cemetery
A view of the cemetery

Military members edit

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Others edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Glendale · Queens, NY".
  2. ^ Sec. 12, range P, grave 75, St. John’s Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens, N.Y.C., Wilson, Scott. Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed.: 2 (Kindle Locations 253–254). McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. Kindle Edition.
  3. ^ "Angelo Arculeo". New York Daily News. March 12, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2014.

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