Memorial Cemetery of St. John's Church
Located on Route 25A Laurel Hollow, Syosset New York 11724 (approximately one mile west of St. John's Church).
Superintendent: John Papa
Secretary: Darlene Gubner
Mailing address: Post Office Box 114, Cold Spring Harbor, New York 11724
Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gates open: Daylight hours, 7 days a week
Memorial Cemetery was founded by John Divine Jones in 1862. This cemetery replaced the original cemetery located above the church. The original cemetery was a very difficult cemetery to work in and maintain. Many cemeteries from the 1830's to the late 1880's were designed as garden cemeteries. The first one being Mt. Auburn in Boston. The design was to emulate a park like setting…
There are many notable people who are interred or are descended from plot owners.
1) John Divine Jones Sec. 4
Founded the Memorial Cemetery in 1862. His estate is now the site of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Many insurance companies would not insure the US Navy ships because they feared heavy losses. John Divine Jones then insured the USN ships during the Civil War.
2) Benjami…Read More »