Saint Raymond's Cemetery (Bronx)

Coordinates: 40°49′30″N 73°50′02″W / 40.82500°N 73.83389°W / 40.82500; -73.83389
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Saint Raymond's Cemetery
CountryUnited States
Coordinates40°49′30″N 73°50′02″W / 40.82500°N 73.83389°W / 40.82500; -73.83389
Owned byArchdiocese of New York

Saint Raymond's Cemetery is a Roman Catholic cemetery at 2600 Lafayette Avenue in the Throggs Neck and Schuylerville sections of the Bronx, New York City, United States. The cemetery is composed of two separate locations: the older section (main entrance is located at 1201 Balcom Avenue), and the newer section (where most present-day burials now take place), both east of the Hutchinson River Parkway. The Bronx–Whitestone Bridge is located adjacent to the cemetery's newer section, while the neighboring Throgs Neck Bridge can be seen from a distance.

The cemetery is owned and operated by the Archdiocese of New York. It is the only Catholic cemetery in the Bronx and is one of the busiest cemeteries in the United States with nearly 2,500 burials each year.[1] 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 the gigantic granite Cross located in the Holy Cross section. There is also a special Garden of Innocents where still-born and young babies are laid to rest. A portion of the St. Peters section was set aside in 1964 for the burial of the Archdiocese's clergymen.[1]


The cemetery land was originally the "Underhill Farm of Throgg's Neck." It was purchased and consecrated by the forward-thinking Rev. Michael B. McEvoy, pastor from 1875 to 1885 of St. Raymond's Church, who bought the land and utilized it for burial purposes as Saint Raymond's Cemetery.[2] Through its connection to St. Raymond's Church, the cemetery was dedicated in honor of Saint Raymond Nonnatus, a 13th-century saint.

Lindbergh case[edit]

Shortly after his son's kidnapping in 1932, aviator Charles Lindbergh and Bronx resident John Condon met with the alleged kidnapper at St. Raymond's to deliver $50,000 in ransom money. Despite the payment, the child's body was found a few months later. Bruno Richard Hauptmann was convicted of the murder in 1935 and executed the following year.

Notable burials[edit]



  • Hector "Macho" Camacho, Puerto Rican professional boxer, three division world champion (1962–2012)
  • Benny "Kid" Paret, Cuban professional boxer, two times world Welterweight champion (1937–1962)

Organized crime members[edit]


  1. ^ Lavoe's remains and those of his son were exhumed in June 2002 and reburied next to those of his late wife at Cementerio Civil de Ponce in Ponce, Puerto Rico, as per the request of his family.


  1. ^ a b "Church of Saint Raymond — Cemetery". Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  2. ^ Remigius Lafort, S.T.D., Censor, The Catholic Church in the United States of America: Undertaken to Celebrate the Golden Jubilee of His Holiness, Pope Pius X. Volume 3: The Province of Baltimore and the Province of New York, Section 1: Comprising the Archdiocese of New York and the Diocese of Brooklyn, Buffalo and Ogdensburg Together with some Supplementary Articles on Religious Communities of Women. (New York City: The Catholic Editing Company, 1914), p. 392.
  3. ^ Reading Room Manchester. "Casualty Details". Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  4. ^ Reading Room Manchester. "Casualty Details". Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Murphy Triangle". Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  6. ^ Wake To Be Held For Christina Santiago, Bronx Native Killed In Stage Collapse At Indiana State Fair from CBS News 18 August 2011
  7. ^ Reading Room Manchester. "Casualty Details". Retrieved 23 April 2016.

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