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Our Lady of the Pillar Cemetery
Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County, California

980 Miramontes, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Lat: 37° 27' 38"N, Lon: 122° 25' 29"W
T5S R5W Sec 33

Contact:
Our Lady of the Pillar Catholic Church
540 Kelly Ave., Half Moon Bay, CA. 94019
650-726-4674

The cemetery is located in downtown Half Moon Bay. Once downtown, the cemetery can be found by travelling east on Miramontes Street past San Benito Street and over the small bridge. The cemetery entrance gate is just east of the bridge on the right hand side of the street near a grove of eucalyptus trees.

This is the cemetery used by Our Lady of the Pillar Catholic Church after the closure of the Pilarcitos Cemetery. It is made up of two distinct sections.

The older section is the largest part of the cemetery. It is in moderate to poor condition: toppled gravestones laying face down (so that the names are not visible), missing and broken markers, lots of weeds growing between the graves so that it's hard to get from one to another, mud, gopher holes, broken concrete on the tops of graves, some scattered garbage and broken bottles, and silk flowers that are filthy and years old. At one time, there was a huge beautiful angel statue right in the middle front of the older section. Today, this angel is missing entirely. Another difficulty that this section brings is that it is on a hill with slopes on either side, so some graves are difficult to reach because of the steepness of the hill, and again, the overgrowth of weeds make it even more difficult to navigate the hilly parts. Someone from the Church mows the weeds in the old section once or twice per year.

There is a small area exclusively for baby graves on the right hand side of the old section, about 3/4 of the way up the hill. There is also a potter's field at the very top of the hill in the old section, on the left hand side. Although there are very few grave markers in this section, a 4th generation Half Moon Bay resident informed me that the entire area is full, there are just many unmarked graves here. Most burials in the potter's field date from about 1910 to the 1950s. Our Lady of the Pillar Church may have records of who is buried in the unmarked graves.

On the flat part of the cemetery, which is at the bottom of the hill and to the left (closer to the entrance) is the newer section which is still in active use. This section is grassy and the grass seems to get mowed quite often (weekly?) and the graves seem to be tended regularly. There are often visitors to this section.

This is not a complete listing of all of the burials in this cemetery. The records below were provided by contributors to Interment.net. Last edited Jul 19, 2010. Total records = 243.

Contributor's Index:

Agan, Tony, b. 1922, d. 1930, [DC]
Ahrens, Henry Thomas, no dates, Pvt 2462 WWII, [DC]
Alves, Fred "Dutch", b. 1913, d. 1990, [DC]
Andreoni, Andrew, b. 30 Oct 1911, d. 7 Jul 1928, [DC]
Arellano, Anthony, d. 15 Jun 1997, child's grave, [DC]
Azevedo, Frank W., b. 18?9, d. 1931, [DC]
Azevedo, Richard A., b. 1933, d. 1934, [DC]
Azevedo, Rose, b. 1886, d. 1973, [DC]
Baldocchi, Isola, b. 1864, d. 1940, Mother, [DC]
Baldocchi, Mary, b. 6 Jan 1898, d. 11 Aug 1923, [DC]
Baldocchi, William, b. 1887, d. 1951, Son, [DC]
Battistoni, C., b. 1878, d. 1934, Ceramic photo on gravestone, [DC]
Bello, Anna M., b. 1861, d. 1927, [DC]
Bello, Antone J., b. 1849, d. 1928, [DC]
Bello, Frank L., b. 1886, d. 1950, [DC]
Bello, Rose V., b. 1895, d. 1927, [DC]
Bennett, Mary, b. 1873, d. 1955, [DC]
Bernard, Frank, b. 1890, d. 1967, [DC]
Bertellotti, Ercole, no dates, [DC]
Bettencourt, Enos F., b. 1905, d. 1961, s/w M.A. Bettencourt, [DC]
Bettencourt, Frank, b. 1903, d. 1919, s/w William & Mary Bettencourt, [DC]
Bettencourt, Isabel, b. 1865, d. 1951, s/w John A., [DC]
Bettencourt, Joey, b. 29 Feb 1906, d. 12 Aug 1912, He was so dear to us, [DC]
Bettencourt, John A., b. 1856, d. 1937, s/w Isabel, [DC]
Bettencourt, M.A., b. 1849, d. 1935, s/w Enos Bettencourt, [DC]
Bettencourt, Mary, d. 16 Feb 1913, age: 23y, s/w William & Frank Bettencourt, [DC]
Bettencourt, Thomas G., b. 3 Jul 1921, d. 11 Apr 1968, Tech 5 US Army WWII, [DC]
Bettencourt, William, b. 22 Aug 1905, d. 22 Feb 1906, s/w Mary & Frank Bettencourt, [DC]
Brasil, Jose M., b. 28 Mar 1905, d. 3 Jun 1905, ceramic photo on gravestone, [DC]
Brotherton, Robert "Butch", b. 1942, d. 1974, Beloved father, [DC]
Campbell, Donald J., b. 20 Jun 1916, d. 30 Jul 1974, Sgt Army Air Forces, [DC]
Canadas, Amelia, b. 1855, d. 1937, [DC]
Capote, Joseph Frederick, b. 1899, d. 1931, [DC]
Cardoso, Delilah Maria, b. 10 Nov 1981, d. 29 Mar 1982, Daughter of Tony & Rosa, Ceramic photo on gravestone, [DC]
Cardoza, Antone J., b. 1885, d. 1964, [DC]
Cardoza, Antone S., b. 1844, d. 1931, s/w Maria C. Cardoza, [DC]
Cardoza, Antone S., b. 1886, d. 1968, [DC]
Cardoza, Arnold E., b. 1913, d. 1989, [DC]
Cardoza, Catherine, d. 3 Jun 1881, age: 49 y, Beloved wife of Manuel, s/w Manuel Cardoza, [DC]
Cardoza, George, no dates, s/w John S., Mary R., Mary M. Cardoza, [DC]
Cardoza, John S., no dates, s/w George, Mary R., Mary M. Cardoza, [DC]
Cardoza, Manuel V., b. 18 Mar 1901, d. 15 Nov 1988, s/w Mary P. Cardoza, [DC]
Cardoza, Manuel, d. 22 May 1923, age: 85 y, Beloved husband of Catherine, s/w Catherine Cardoza, [DC]
Cardoza, Maria C., b. 1864, d. 1940, s/w Antone S. Cardoza, [DC]
Cardoza, Mariana, b. 1891, d. 1972, [DC]
Cardoza, Mary M., no dates, s/w John S. George, Mary R.Cardoza, [DC]
Cardoza, Mary P., b. 2 Jan 1904, d. 21 Apr 1996, s/w Manuel V. Cardoza, [DC]
Cardoza, Mary R., no dates, s/w John S., George, Mary M. Cardoza, [DC]
Chipps, Balbina R., b. 1917, d. 1982, [DC]
Cima, Pellegrino, b. 1922, d. 1934, Ceramic photo on gravestone, [DC]
Coats, Eroid A., b. 1901, d. 1980, [DC]
Coelho, Virginia A., b. 15 Jan 1912, d. 15 Dec 1978, [DC]
Coleman, Leah R., b. 15 Jun 1939, d. 10 Nov 2000, s/w M. Haslett, M. McConnell, [DC]
Collins, John J., d. 27 Aug 1912, age: 33yr, [DC]
Contreras, Tommy Lee, d. 1963, Is now with Jesus, Homemade wooden marker, [DC]
Coyne, William Patrick, b. 1885, d. 1965, [DC]
Cunha, Antone F., d. 21 Mar 1923, age: 21y, s/w Manuel, Minnie & Philomena Cunha, [DC]
Cunha, Belle F., b. 1893, d. 1976, [DC]
Cunha, Fred F., b. 10 Apr 1908, d. 31 Jan 1998, Beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, [DC]
Cunha, Manuel F., b. 1846, d. 1922, s/w Minnie, Antone F., & Philomena Cunha, [DC]
Cunha, Minnie, b. 1911, d. 1915, s/w Manuel, Antone F., & Philomena Cunha, [DC]
Cunha, Philomena, b. 1865, d. 1953, s/w Manuel, Minnie, & Antone F. Cunha, [DC]
Cunha, William J., b. 1887, d. 1981, [DC]
D'Aquino, Primo, b. 1910, d. 1941, [DC]
Dana, Dolores, b. 1925, d. 1944, [DC]
Dana, Dora, b. 1882, d. 1945, [DC]
DeBaere, Harry M., b. 1881, d. 1961, [DC]
DeBaere, Rosalie, b. 1883, d. 1975, [DC]
Domenici, Antone, no dates, [DC]
Domenici, Gertrude, no dates, [DC]
Domenici, Lawrence, no dates, [DC]
Domenici, Mary, no dates, [DC]
Domenici, Mose, d. 1948, Surname is spelled "Domeici" on gravestone, correct spelling Domenici is from Cal Death Index (the word "died" is also misspelled on the gravestone as "deid")", [DC]
Donovan, Gertrude S., b. 1906, d. 1975, [DC]
Dutra, Antone P., b. 1888, d. 1979, [DC]
Dutra, Ignacia Phillips, b. 1840, d. 1932, [DC]
Dutra, Manuel Phillips, b. 1889, d. 1923, [DC]
Dutra, Margaret M., b. 1888, d. 1958, [DC]
Dutra, Marian Phillips, b. 1883, d. 1922, [DC]
Dutra, Nancy Phillips, b. 1885, d. 1920, [DC]
Dutra, Patricia, b. 1927, d. 1989, [DC]
Faustino, Joseph, b. 1887, d. 1920, [DC]
Fernandez, Candido J., b. 1843, d. 1925, s/w Frank, Mariana E., Carrie A., Mary S., Conrad H., Manuel, [DC]
Fernandez, Carrie A., b. 1886, d. 1941, s/w Frank, Candido J., Mariana E., Mary S., Conrad H., Manuel, [DC]
Fernandez, Conrad H., b. 1910, d. 1923, s/w Frank, Candido J., Mariana E., Carrie A., Mary S., Manuel, [DC]
Fernandez, Frank, b. 1885, d. 1955, s/w Candido J., Mariana E., Carrie A., Mary S., Conrad H., Manuel, [DC]
Fernandez, Manuel, b. 1878, d. 1942, s/w Frank, Candido J., Mariana E., Carrie A., Mary S., Conrad H. [DC]
Fernandez, Mariana E., b. 1843, d. 1936, s/w Frank, Candido J., Carrie A., Mary S., Conrad H., Manuel, [DC]
Fernandez, Mary S., b. 1890, d. 1976, s/w Frank, Candido J., Mariana E., Carrie A., Conrad H., Manuel, [DC]
Ferreira, Jacintho L., b. 1882, d. 1973, [DC]
Ford, Clarence, b. 2 Mar 1906, d. 10 Nov 1975, s/w J. Newsham & CL Smith, ceramic photo on gravestone, [DC]
Francesconi, Arthur, d. 13 Mar 1924, baby grave, [DC]
Francesconi, Emelio, b. 3 Oct 1888, d. 15 Nov 1966, [DC]
Francis, Charles, b. 1898, d. 1924, s/w John & Katherine, [DC]
Francis, John, b. 1864, d. 1932, s/w Charles & Katherine, [DC]
Francis, Katherine M., b. 1869, d. 1963, s/w John & Charles, [DC]
Furtado, Louis P., b. 1892, d. 1980, [DC]
Furtado, Mary P., b. 1892, d. 1962, [DC]
Gabriel, Anna, b. 1845, d. 1921, [DC]
Galvan, Agustin, d. 1950, [DC]
Garbini, Aurelio, b. 1895, d. 1967, [DC]
Giorgetti, Giuseppe, b. 1899 Italy, d. 1933, [DO]
Gleeson, Julie E., b. 20 Jul 1934, d. 11 Apr 1960, [DC]
Gleeson, Peter, b. 27 Aug 1959, d. 19 Sep 1959, [DC]
Gomes, Maria D., b. 4 Feb 1907, d. 7 Feb 1989, [DC]
Gonzales, Henry, b. 6 Jan 1856, d. 4 Dec 1926, Descendants of DeAnza expedition, ceramic photo on gravestone, [DC]
Gonzales, Jeorge, b. 1922, d. 1931, [DC]
Gonzales, Julia, b. 1896, d. 1931, [DC]
Gonzales, Ramona, b. 1919, d. 1931, [DC]
Gonzales, Theodora, b. 9 Nov 1869, d. 16 Jan 1944, Descendants of DeAnza expedition, ceramic photo on gravestone, [DC]
Gonzales, Victor, b. 1890, d. 1931, [DC]
Haslett, Mary E., b. 25 May 1920, d. 20 Jun 1975, s/w L. Coleman, M. McConnell, [DC]
Hnatt, Michael, b. 27 Jul 1920, d. 25 May 1981, SGT US Army WWII, [DC]
Hoose, Flora Belle, b. 1887, d. 1956, [DC]
Hoose, James H., b. 1884, d. 1965, [DC]
Jones, Bernard A., b. 1911, d. 1970, Father of 6, [DC]
Joseph, Victor J., b. 18 May 1921, d. 27 May 1973, T SGT US Army WWII, [DC]
Juengst, Joseph, b. 1876, d. 1941, [DC]
Lenzin, Anna, b. 1905, d. 1979, Ruhe en Frieden, s/w Emil Lenzin, [DC]
Lenzin, Emil, b. 1899, d. 1979, Ruhe en Frieden, s/w Anna Lenzin, [DC]
Lewis, John Anthony, d. June 1921 ?, PFC 1 Balloon CO AIR SVC WWI, entered the service from Virginia", Birth & death dates are mostly buried under mud, gravestone is sinking, [DC]
Lizarrago, John Q., b. 1912, d. 1960, [DC]
Louarn, John, b. 1906, d. 1934, [DC]
Machado, Eleanor, b. 18 Nov 1922, d., s/w John A., [DC]
Machado, John A., b. 31 Oct 1911, d. 9 Sep 1987, s/w Eleanor, [DC]
Madayag, Faustino D., b. 12 Feb 1906, d. 2 Dec 1967, Cpl US Army, WWII & Korea, entered the service from the Phillipines, [DC]
Madonna, Frank F., b. 1888, d. 1964, [DC]
Magri, Gino Joseph, b. 5 Feb 1918, d. 11 Apr 1997, [DC]
Magri, Gordon, b. 1949, d. 1951, [DC]
Magri, Katherine M., b. 1 Jun 1917, d. 20 Dec 1989, [DC]
Marsh, Katherine, d. 1955, baby grave, [DC]
Martin, Bernard, b. 20 May 1904, d. 30 Mar 1936, [DC]
Martin, Lesley, b. 1913, d. 1916, Homemade marker, [DC]
Martinez, Santos, b. 1894, d. 1952, [DC]
Marzan, Emilio, b. 1898, d. 1955, [DC]
Mc Dougall no dates, Stone only has family name on it, no given names, [DC]
McBride, Melody Lea, b. 20 Mar 1952, d. 27 Apr 1955, The song is ended, but the melody lingers on, [DC]
McConnell, Mark H., b. 5 Oct 1942, d. 3 Dec 1970, s/w L. Coleman, M. Haslett, [DC]
McCormick, Clare E., b. 1907, d. 1985, [DC]
McCormick, George H., b. 1904, d. 1978, [DC]
McCormick, William L., b. 1928, d. 1938, shared plot w/ Maria C. & Antone S. Cardoza, [DC]
McGovern, Fredrick, no dates, [DC]
McNally, Clarisse T., b. 12 Dec 1898 France, d. 14 May 1982, [DC]
McNally, Walter P., b. 13 Feb 1893, d. 3 Oct 1974, Cpl US Army, [DC]
Mello, Angelina Simas, b. 12 Sep 1923, d. 28 Oct 1991, [DC]
Mendes, Joseph Vierrra, b. 15 May 1912, d. 28 Jul 1989, [DC]
Mesquite, Frank S., d. 19 Jan 1920, age: 66yr, [DC]
Mesquite, Manuel, d. 7 Mar 1935, Dates unreadable, [DC]
Mesquite, Maria Joseph, b. 22 Feb 1848, d. 14 Dec 1921, [DC]
Mesquite, Rose L., b. 1884, d. 1937, [DC]
Miller, Manuel, b. 1845, d. 1919, [DC]
Miotto, Antonio, b. 1892, d. 1950, Gravestone is broken in 3 pieces and laying on the grass, [DC]
Moorehouse, John, b. 1938, d. 1954, [DC]
Moran, Francis Emmett, b. 4 Oct 1897, d. 13 Jun 1963, [DC]
Muniz, Joaquin, b. 1880, d. 1957 Damaged ceramic photo on gravestone, [DC]
Nevarez, Aaron Anthony, b. 1968, d. 1972, Beloved son of Manuel & Juanita, [DC]
Nevarez, Manuel Holgin, b. 1930, d. 1974, [DC]
Nevarez, Maria, b. 1892, d. 1958, homemade wooden marker, [DC]
Newsham, Jack, b. 10 Jan 1920, d. 26 Jan 1981, S SGT US Army WWII & Korea, Mr. Newsham has 2 markers (they are next to one another), 1 is a military marker, the other is s/w C. Ford & CL Smith, [DC]
Nunes, Lottie, d. 8 Sep 1920, Always in our hearts, baby grave, [DC]
Nunes, Mary T., b. 5 Aug 1916, d. 6 Nov 1985, Our Mother, [DC]
Olsen, Peter A., b. 11 Jun 1961, d. 12 Jun 1961, Gone to be an angel, [DC]
Ormonde, Dorothy, b. 1922, d. 1923, s/w Harold, ceramic photo on gravestone has been vandalized (shot with bb gun), [DC]
Ormonde, Harold, b. 1912, d. 1915, s/w Dorothy, ceramic photo on gravestone has been vandalized (shot with bb gun), [DC]
Pacheco, Mateo F., no dates, [DC]
Panis, Robert, b. 1944, d. 1962, [DC]
Periera, Manuel Cardoza, b. 1886, d. 1959, [DC]
Pfeifer, Maria, b. 1909, d. 1990, s/w Rudolf, [DC]
Pfeifer, Rudolf, b. 1902, d. 1972, s/w Maria, [DC]
Picchi, Annie V., b. 1889, d. 1988, [DC]
Piegaia, Gilbert William, d. 1950, s/w Gregory Paul, [DC]
Piegaia, Gregory Paul, d. 1950, s/w Gilbert William, [DC]
Piegaia, Guglielmo, b. 1878, d. 1949, [DC]
Plecarpo, Anthony T., b. 1884, d. 1968, [DC]
Pompati, Carmel, b. 1905, d. 1962, [DC]
Pompati, Ralph R., b. 1926, d. 1991, [DC]
Powell, Daniel, b. 1941, d. 1956, s/w Daniel Powell, [DC]
Powell, Daniel, b. 7 Sep 1957, d. 25 Sep 1957, s/w Daniel Powell, [DC]
Praeder, Angie, b. 1899, d. 1984, [DC]
Quigley, James W., b. 1905, d. 1975, [DC]
Quigley, Rose E., b. 1901, d. 1994, [DC]
Radabaugh, Elmer, d. 16 Sep 1929, baby grave, [DC]
Raffanti, Gino, b. 28 Oct 1912, d. 1 Nov 1912, [DC]
Rapa, Joseph, b. 27 Jan 1898, d. 26 Mar 1976, A little of him will live in all who knew him, or else they only met him. Son, Paul. Loving wife, Ruth, [DC]
Rapa, Ruth, b. 2 Feb 1897, d. 3 Feb 1981, Love always, Paul, [DC]
Reyes, Manuel J., b. 1900, d. 1989, Husband, [DC]
Reyes, Ysabel M., b. 1907, d. 1983, Wife, [DC]
Richardson, Jane G., b. 1926, d. 1975, [DC]
Rocha, Bibana, b. 1868, d. 1937, [DC]
Rocha, Henry, b. 1935, d. 1937, [DC]
Rocha, John P., b. 1863, d. 1949, [DC]
Rulloda, Cadio Dumpit, b. 10 Dec 1905, d. 26 Feb 1973, PFC 1 Filipino INF, WWII, entered the service from the Phillipines", Gravestone is sinking into the ground, [DC]
Sandoval, Anthony Jesus, b. 24 Dec 1995, d. 2 Apr 1997, Siempre te recordare, tu Mami, [DC]
Sandoval, Cleotild, b. 1913, d. 1966, [DC]
Sanford, George A., b. 30 Apr 1933, d. 27 Aug 1978, US Army Korea, [DC]
Santiago, Adelino, b. 1913, d. 1935, Son of Marie Santiago, [DC]
Santiago, Daniel, b. 1937, d. 1954, [DC]
Santiago, Demetrio, b. 1885, d. 1939, [DC]
Santiago, Marie, b. 1896, d. 1935, [DC]
Santos, Antonio, b. 1913, d. 1972, [DC]
Santos, Joseph Jr., b. 1899, d. 1935, [DC]
Santos, Joseph S., b. 1869, d. 1952, [DC]
Santos, Mary, no dates, s/w Mesquite family, [DC]
Santos, Rose B., b. 1861, d. 1939, [DC]
Schimpf, Rosalia, b. 1884, d. 1982, [DC]
Schindler, Bernard Simon, b. 1888, d. 1947, [DC]
Schindler, Beulah Crowell, b. 1892, d. 1947, [DC]
Schwerin, Anna M., b. 1895, d. 1978, [DC]
Schwerin, William J., b. 1886, d. 1971, [DC]
Scott, Frances Xavier, d. 14 Sep 1988, In God's Care, [DC]
Serpa, Peter R., b. 3 Sep 1889, d. 18 Apr 1926, Pvt 361 Infantry 91 Div. WWI, [DC]
Silva, Frank A., d. 7 Dec 1981, [DC]
Silva, Joseph, b. 1851, d. 1940, [DC]
Silva, Julia, b. 1 Nov 1887, d. 23 Sep 1977, [DC]
Silva, Lydia B., b. 19 Jan 1908, d. 25 Jan 1916, [DC]
Silva, Mary, b. 1863, d. 1931, [DC]
Silva, Will, b. 1918, d. 1919, Our darling, [DC]
Silva, William, b. 29 Aug 1880, d. 6 Aug 1963, [DC]
Smith, Cheryl Louise, b. 8 Jan 1948, d. 25 Dec 1990, s/w J. Newsham & C. Ford, ceramic photo on gravestone, [DC]
Soares, Palmira, b. 1893, d. 1975, [DC]
Sousa, Joseph F., b. 1888, d. 1968, [DC]
Sousa, Josephine M., b. 1889, d. 1960, [DC]
Sousa, Nancy F., b. 2 Oct 1913, d. 16 Nov 1998, [DC]
Tabar, Juan S., b. 3 Mar 1907, d. 21 Jan 1970, Pvt US Army, WWII, entered the service from the Phillipines, [DC]
Thompson, James A., b. 1875, d. 1946, [DC]
Thompson, Vincent, b. 20 Sep 1901, d. 11 Mar 1968, Pvt. US Army WWII, Entered the service in California, [DC]
Tomei, Evelyn, b. 16 Oct 1914, d. 29 Nov 1914, Our daughter, [DC]
Tordai, Juliann Margaret, b. 19 Nov 1965, d. 21 Nov 1965, Gone to be an angel, [DC]
Valladao, Antone, b. 1898, d. 1938, [DC]
Valladao, Genevieve, b. 1900, d. 2002, [DC]
Valladao, Jacinto C., b. 1855, d. 1935, [DC]
Valladao, Jesse, b. 1894, d. 1970, [DC]
Valladao, Mabel, b. 1894, d. 1959, [DC]
Valladao, Maria A., b. 1901, d. 1922, [DC]
Valladao, Philomina, b. 1870, d. 1927, [DC]
Valladao, Theresa Campini, b. 1904, d. 1949, [DC]
Valladao, William Patrick, b. 1931, d. 1997, [DC]
Vallejo, Fred Anthony, b. 1877, d. 1958, [DC]
Vallejo, Isabel C., b. 1885, d. 1973, [DC]
Vallejo, Vera B., b. 1880, d. 1968, [DC]
Vega, Jose Cancino, no dates, [DC]
Villegas Ruiz, Dora Luz, b. 20 Jul 1988, d. 3 Aug 1988, Daughter of J. Jesus Villegas & Dora Luz Ruiz, Ceramic photo on gravestone, [DC]
Zunino, Joseph B., b. 1889, d. 1965, [DC]

 

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