I had the opportunity to visit a few cemeteries in the area this past week. I had never visited St. Mary's Cemetery in East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey before today. That cemetery is in poor shape. The gates were closed and I did not try to go in.
St. Mary's Cemetery is maintained by the Archdiocesan Catholic Cemetery Program. I did not call the number because I was visiting another cemetery run by them, Gate of Heaven in East Hanover, Morris County, New Jersey. Upon inquiring about St. Mary's, I was told that Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in East Orange could arrange access to St. Mary's. Gate of Heaven is an active cemetery and is very well maintained, but they will try to hit you with a $25 inquiry fee.
|image from Newark Cemeteries|
Older records for St. Mary's Cemetery are on microfilm through your local family history center.
|Description of microfilm of St. Mary's Cemetery records from familysearch.org.|