Gate of Heaven Cemetery (East Hanover, New Jersey)

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Gate Cemetery
Established1937 [1]
CountryUnited States
Owned byRoman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark
Size128 acres (0.52 km2) [1]
No. of graves81,000 [1]
WebsiteGate of Heaven Cemetery

Gate of Heaven Cemetery is a cemetery located in East Hanover Township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. The cemetery is operated under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. It opened in 1937 and had 81,000 burials through 2002. 100 of the cemetery's original 128 acres (0.52 km2) have been developed. Construction started in 1989 on Chapel Mausoleum, which was planned to include 10,000 crypts.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Gate of Heaven Cemetery". Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. Archived from the original on 2006-08-24. Retrieved 2007-08-26. The cemetery was established in 1937 and has accepted 81,000 burials to the end of calendar year 2002, averaging 1,432 burials each year for the past 10 years. This facility is located in East Hanover, Morris County, outside the boundary of the Archdiocese of Newark, but serves western Essex County in the center area of the Archdiocese. The original parcel contains 128 acres (0.52 km2), 100 of which are developed. In 1989 construction began on a 10,000 crypt Chapel Mausoleum. It continues to offer in-ground as well as private and community Chapel Mausoleum facilities. A special group of crypts are now available at the Altar in the main chapel as well as new niches spaces in glass and marble.
  2. ^ Denise Borino-Quinn at Gate of Heaven Cemetery
  3. ^ Ownie Carroll Stats, Baseball Almanac. Accessed August 19, 2007.
  4. ^ Eugene Francis Kinkead biography, United States Congress. Accessed August 4, 2007.
  5. ^ "Tearful Rites for Karen Quinlan", Bergen Record, June 16, 1985. Accessed August 4, 2007. "A procession of about 75 cars then drove to Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover."

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Coordinates: 40°48′58″N 74°22′26″W / 40.816°N 74.374°W / 40.816; -74.374