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Gate of Heaven Cemetery

Created by Westchester County Historical Society on March 26th 2020, 9:00:51 pm.

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One of the five cemeteries operated by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, Gate of Heaven Cemetery is the largest sectarian burial ground in Westchester County. Designed by prominent landscape architect Charles Wellford Leavitt, the cemetery was dedicated by John Cardinal Farley in 1918. It is the final resting place of a number of prominent Catholics who resided in the greater New York area, including baseball Hall of Famer Babe Ruth and actors James Cagney and Sal Mineo. The cemetery has a variety of interment options, including in-ground burials, community mausoleums and family mausoleums.