Gate of Heaven Cemetery (Hawthorne, New York)

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For the New Jersey cemetery, see Gate of Heaven Cemetery (East Hanover, New Jersey).
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
Gate of Heaven Cemetery Upper Entrance December, 2011.JPG
The upper entrance to Gate of Heaven Cemetery
Details
Year established 1917
Location Hawthorne, New York
Type Roman Catholic
Owned by Archdiocese of New York
The new indoor building of Our Lady Queen of Peace Mausoleum
Garden Mausoleum with Saint Francis of Assisi Chapel in the background

The Gate of Heaven Cemetery, approximately 25 miles 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 a large number of 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 4 trains stop daily, 2 northbound and 2 southbound. Several baseball players are buried here.

Notable interments[edit]

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External links[edit]

  1. ^ [1] CWGC casualty record.

Coordinates: 41°05′45″N 73°47′40″W / 41.095697°N 73.794546°W / 41.095697; -73.794546