An older gentleman carefully cradles a bouquet of flowers to be placed at a gravesite on Mother’s Day, May 10, at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne.
With a tree’s branches displaying springtime growth, visitors are spread throughout at Ascension Cemetery in Airmont.
Giovanni Santoro and his son, Andrew, visit the crypt of their wife and mother in Our Lady Queen of Peace Mausoleum at Gate of Heaven. They are parishioners of Holy Rosary in Hawthorne.
The five archdiocesan cemeteries entrusted to the care of the Trustees of St. Patrick’s Cathedral—Calvary in Woodside, Queens; Resurrection on Staten Island; Gate of Heaven in Hawthorne; Ascension in Airmont; and St. Mary’s in Rye Brook—were opened to visitors for Mother’s Day, May 10. (During the coronavirus pandemic, the cemeteries have been closed out of concern for the health and safety of staff and those attending burials.)