St. John Cemetery (Queens)
Main entrance at Metropolitan Avenue & 80th Street
|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 Queens, a borough of New York City. Although it is mainly located in Middle Village, the southern edge of the cemetery runs along Cooper Avenue in Glendale. 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 City society, such as Mario Cuomo (1932–2015), Governor of the state of New York from 1983–1995, 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 City based Gambino crime family from 1985–2002.
Organized crime members
- Frank Abbandando (1910–1942) – "The Dasher"
- Charles "Lucky" Luciano (1897–1962) – father of modern organized crime
- John Gotti (1940–2002) – "The Teflon Don"
- Carlo Gambino (1902–1976)
- Joseph "Joe" Colombo (1923–1978)
- Salvatore D'Aquila (1878–1928)
- Aniello Dellacroce (1914–1985)
- Roy Albert DeMeo (1941–1983)
- John Dioguardi (1914–1979)
- Carmine Fatico (1910–1991)
- John "Sonny" Franzese (1917–2020)
- Carmine Galante (1910–1979)
- Vito Genovese (1897–1969)
- Vannie Higgins (1897–1932) – Prohibition era mob boss and rum runner
- Wilfred "Willie Boy" Johnson, (1935–1988)
- Carmine Lombardozzi (1913–1992)
- Harry Maione (1908–1942)
- Salvatore Maranzano (1886–1931)
- Michele Miranda (1896–1973)
- James Napoli (1911–1992)
- Joseph Profaci (1898–1962)
- Philip Rastelli (1918–1991)
- Frank Tieri (1904–1981)
- Joseph Patrick Addabbo (1925–1986) – US Congress
- Victor L'Episcopo Anfuso (1905–1966) – US Congress
- Angelo J. Arculeo (1924–2013) – New York City Council Minority Leader
- Louis Gary Clemente (1908–1968) – US Congress
- Mario Cuomo (1932–2015) – Governor of New York and father of Andrew Cuomo, Margaret I. Cuomo, Chris Cuomo and Father-in-law to Kenneth Cole
- Geraldine Ferraro (1935–2011) – US Congress and 1984 Vice Presidential candidate
- Joseph L. Pfeifer (1892–1974) – US Congress
- John F. Hylan (1868–1936) – Mayor of New York City from 1918 to 1925
- Felix J. Sanner (1867–1946) – New York State Senate, 9th District
- Carmine Infantino (1925–2013) – Comics artist and editor
- Edward Payson Weston (1839–1929) – Professional pedestrian and celebrity.
- William Henry Morin (1868–1935) – Spanish–American War, Medal of Honor recipient
- Charles Atlas (1893–1972) – body builder
- Emile Ardolino (1943–1993) – filmmaker
- Louis E. Willett (1945–1967) – Vietnam War, Medal of Honor recipient
- Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989) – artist, photographer
- John P. McGarr (1964–2010) – Actor, movie producer
- Rafael Ramos (1974–2014) – NYPD officer killed in December 2014 killings of NYPD officers
- Sec. 12, range P, grave 75, St. John’s Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens, N.Y.C., Wilson, Scott. Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed.: 2 (Kindle Locations 253–254). McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. Kindle Edition.
- "Angelo Arculeo". New York Daily News. March 12, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
- "Mario Cuomo". Find A Grave. Retrieved January 5, 2015.