25 Seminary Road, Mahwah NJ 07430
(201) 327-7011, Fax:
Lat: 41° 04' 17"N, Lon: 74° 10' 54"W
Contributed by Richard Hrazanek, Nov 07, 2003, last edited Jul
03, 2012 [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Total records = 13,699.
To reach the cemetery, Take Rt. 17 to route 202
South also called Ramapo Valley Rd. Just past the Ramapo College, make a left
onto Darlington Avenue. The road will split, stay to the right and it becomes
Campgaw Rd. Your first left is Seminary Rd and you will see the cemetery. The
cemetery has two entrances, one on Seminary Rd. & one on Campgaw.
cemetery was established in 1935 after much debate from local Protestants who
were afraid that Catholics from all over would be burried there. Originally it
was agreed that the cemetery would only be used for local Catholics.
Maryrest Cemetery is run by the Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, NJ. It is a
meticulously maintained cemetery which covers 54 acres, 14 of which have been
developed. There are plans to build a mausoleum in the future.
This is a combined
effort between myself and my neighbor Jim Parlagi. Jim started this project because
he wanted to give the Mahwah Historical Society the list of names and said I was
free to post it on the Internet.
Jim collected the names in the Spring and
Summer of 2002 and I proofed the entire list in the Summer through the Winter
of 2002, adding names as I came across them. I've been keeping up with the obituaries,
that is why you see some 2003's. The numbers you see, are the plot numbers that
are on the stones themselves.
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