St. Raymond’s Cemetery is the only Catholic Cemetery in the Bronx and is one of the busiest cemeteries in the United States, with nearly 4,000 burials each year. Buried in our cemetery is a brother of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton; Dr. L.Sullivan Ives, founder of The Catholic Protectory (originally an orphanage on the Parkchester site); Bishop Pernicone (first Italian American Bishop of New York); Jazz singer Billie Holiday; and Fr. Frank Duffy of the Fighting 69th regiment.
The Cemetery provides in-ground burials, in-ground crypt burials in the new Holy Cross section, Mausoleum burials, and niches for cremains and burials in the base of our granite Cross located in the Holy Cross section. There is also a special Garden of Innocents where still-born babies and young babies are buried with dignity and solemnity.
The Cemetery of St. Raymond has been a part of the parish since 1842 and has expanded from the original cemetery in front of the church and on the site of the elementary school to the Old Cemetery on Tremont Avenue to the new Cemetery and Mausoleums at our Lafayette Avenue site. The entire cemetery complex is 180 acres and, when filled, will be a holy and prayerful burial site for more than half a million people.
- Added: 16 Jan 2018
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2658710
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