St. John Cemetery (Queens)

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St. John Cemetery
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Main entrance at Metropolitan Avenue & 80th Street
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Year established 1879
Location Middle Village, Queens, New York
Country United States
Coordinates 40°42′54″N 73°52′01″W / 40.71500°N 73.86694°W / 40.71500; -73.86694Coordinates: 40°42′54″N 73°52′01″W / 40.71500°N 73.86694°W / 40.71500; -73.86694
Type Roman Catholic Cemetery
Owned by Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, Staffed by Catholic Cemeteries
Website St. John Cemetery

St. John Cemetery is an official Roman Catholic burial ground located in Middle Village in the Queens borough of New York City. It is one of nine official Roman Catholic burial grounds in the New York Metropolitan Area. St. John, along with St. Charles/Resurrection Cemeteries in Farmingdale, Long Island, is among the largest cemeteries in New York State. Since its opening, St. John has been the resting place of various famous and infamous people in New York society, such as John F. Hylan (1868–1936), mayor of the city of New York from 1918–1925, 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 based Gambino crime family from 1985–2002.

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