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Gate of Heaven Cemetery (Hawthorne, New York)

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Established  1917
Type  Roman Catholic
Phone  +1 914-769-3672
Location  Hawthorne, New York
Founded  1917
Gate of Heaven Cemetery (Hawthorne, New York)
Owned by  Archdiocese of New York
Address  10 W Stevens Ave, Hawthorne, NY 10532, USA
Hours  Closed now Friday9AM–4:30PMSaturday9AM–4:30PMSunday9AM–1PMMonday9AM–4:30PMTuesday9AM–4:30PMWednesday9AM–4:30PMThursday9AM–4:30PM
Owner  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
Burials  Babe Ruth, James Cagney, Sal Mineo, Billy Martin
Similar  Ferncliff Cemetery, Blue Hill, Kykuit, Woodlawn Cemetery, St Barnabas' Church

Gate of heaven cemetery hawthorne new york

The Gate of Heaven Cemetery, approximately 25 miles (40 km) north of New York City, was established in 1917 at 10 West Stevens Ave. in Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York, as a Roman Catholic burial site. Among its famous residents is baseball player Babe Ruth, whose grave has an epitaph by Cardinal Francis Spellman and is almost always adorned by a large number of baseballs, bats, and caps. Adjacent to the Garden Mausoleum is a small train station of the Metro North Railroad Harlem Division named Mount Pleasant where 4 trains stop daily, 2 northbound and 2 southbound. Several baseball players are buried here.


Notable interments

  • Robert Abplanalp (1922–2003), American inventor of the aerosol spray valve
  • Fred Allen (1894–1956), actor and comedian
  • Ralph Branca (1926–2016), professional baseball pitcher who gave up the Shot Heard 'Round the World to Bobby Thomson in 1951
  • Thomas Breslin (194–1992) Executive Vice President, National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees 1199C
  • Heywood Broun (1888–1939), journalist
  • Charles A. Buckley (1890–1967), United States Representative from New York
  • Frances W. "Billie" Cagney (1899–1994), dancer and wife of James Cagney
  • James Cagney (1899–1986), actor
  • Emil A. Ciccotelli (1929–1998), Chief of Detectives, New York City Police Department
  • Bob Considine (1906–1975), author
  • Gyp DeCarlo (1902–1973), mobster
  • Paul Dixon (1918 – 1974), television and radio entertainer
  • Bella Dodd (1904–1969), activist, teacher, and attorney
  • Jessica Dragonette (1900–1980), singer
  • James Farley (1888–1976), Postmaster General and advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Samuel J. Foley (1891–1951), attorney, judge, and Bronx County District Attorney
  • Hector Guimard (1867–1942), architect and most prominent representative of the Art Nouveau movement in France
  • Frank Hardart (1884–1972), son of founder of Horn & Hardart automat
  • Julie Haydon (1910–1994), actress
  • Anna Held (1872–1918), actress and singer
  • Bess Houdini (1876–1943), wife of Harry Houdini
  • G. Murray Hulbert (1881–1950), United States Representative from New York
  • Ethel D. Jacobs (1910–2001), thoroughbred racehorse owner
  • Peggy Hopkins Joyce (1893–1957), actress and socialite
  • Arthur Judson (1881–1975), co-founder of CBS
  • Dorothy Kilgallen (1913–1965), journalist, television personality
  • T. Vincent Learson (1912–1996), IBM chairman, Ambassador at Large for Law of the Sea Matters
  • Ernesto Lecuona (1896–1963), composer and songwriter
  • James J. Lyons (1890–1966), Bronx Borough President from 1934 to 1962
  • Ann Mara (1929–2015), wife of Wellington Mara
  • Tim Mara (1887–1959), founder of the NFL New York Giants
  • Wellington Mara (1916–2005), owner of NFL New York Giants
  • Billy Martin (1928–1989), Major League Baseball player/manager
  • Malachi Martin (1921–1999), writer
  • Pat McDonald (1871–1954), Olympic champion weight-thrower
  • Charles B. McLaughlin (1884–1947), attorney, judge, and Bronx County District Attorney
  • John McSherry (1944–1996), Major League Baseball umpire
  • Sal Mineo (1939–1976), actor
  • Condé Nast (1873–1942), publisher
  • George Jean Nathan (1882–1958), drama critic
  • Elliott Nugent (1896–1980), actor, director, and screenwriter
  • John P. O'Brien (1873–1951), politician and mayor of New York City
  • Richard W. O'Neill (1898–1986)- soldier and Medal of Honor recipient in World War I
  • Fulton Oursler (1893–1952), writer
  • Westbrook Pegler (1894–1969), Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist
  • Mike Quill (1905–1966), founder of Transport Workers Union of America
  • Dan Reeves (1912–1971), former owner of the NFL Los Angeles Rams
  • Babe Ruth (1895–1948), Hall of Fame baseball player
  • Claire Merritt Ruth (1900–1976), wife of baseball great Babe Ruth
  • Dutch Schultz (1902–1935), mobster
  • Charles M. Schwab (1862–1939), steel magnate (remains later moved to St. Michael Cemetery in Loretto, Pennsylvania)
  • Arnold Skaaland (1925–2007), professional wrestler
  • Spyros Skouras (1893–1971), former president of 20th Century-Fox
  • Lisa Steinberg (1981–1987), child murder victim
  • Daniel V. Sullivan (1886–1966), attorney, judge, and Bronx County District Attorney
  • James H. Torrens (1874–1952), politician
  • Jimmy Walker (1881–1946), mayor of New York City
  • William B. Widnall (1906–1983), former US Congressman
  • Malcolm Wilson (1914–2000), Governor of New York, named for Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River
  • Sal Yvars (1924–2008), Major League Baseball catcher
  • One Commonwealth war grave, of a Royal Canadian Air Force airman of World War II.
  • References

    Gate of Heaven Cemetery (Hawthorne, New York) Wikipedia