Only In Print: WWII Hero Comes Home For His Final Rest

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.

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 […]

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.