A burial nearly 80 years in the making took place at St. John’s Cemetery in Middle Village on Saturday, Nov. 19. And when Lt. John J. Heffernan Jr., a bomber pilot killed in World War II, was finally laid to rest, it was a testament to his family’s determination.
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Loved Ones Remembered at All Souls’ Day Mass at Diocese’s Catholic Cemeteries
The Missionaries of Charity sisters joined hundreds of the faithful gathered for field Masses held each year at the four Catholic cemeteries operated by the Diocese of Brooklyn on All Souls Day — a day when Catholics all over the world attend Mass and visit their deceased loved ones at the cemetery.
The Tragic Life of the 1927 Yankees Batboy
A significant piece of New York Yankees history lies in an unmarked grave in a Queens Catholic cemetery. The remains of Eddie Bennett, former batboy for the 1927 Championship Bombers are interred at St. John’s Cemetery, Middle Village. He died penniless and alone in 1935 in his Manhattan apartment. His funeral and burial costs were […]
War Heroes Remembered at Field Mass at St. John Cemetery
On a warm, sunny and solemn Memorial Day, more than 100 faithful gathered at St. John Cemetery in Middle Village for the diocese’s annual field Mass.
Obituary: Sister Elizabeth Minturn, S.C.
Sister Elizabeth Minturn, S.C., a Sister of Charity, Halifax, Nova Scotia, for 64 years, died at Mercy Hospital, Rockville Centre, L.I., May 17.
Father Guarracino Was Cemeteries’ Chaplain
A Mass of Christian burial for Father Ralph Guarracino, 89, chaplain at St. John’s Cemetery, Middle Village, and Mount St. Mary’s Cemetery, Flushing, was celebrated June 6 at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Ozone Park. He died June 2 in the sacristy chapel at St. John’s Cemetery.