25 Seminary Road, Mahwah NJ 07430
(201) 327-7011, Fax: (201) 236-3842
Lat: 41° 04' 17"N, Lon: 74° 10' 54"W
Contributed by Richard Hrazanek, Nov 07, 2003, last edited Jul 03, 2012 [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Total records = 13,699.
To reach the cemetery, Take Rt. 17 to route 202 South also called Ramapo Valley Rd. Just past the Ramapo College, make a left onto Darlington Avenue. The road will split, stay to the right and it becomes Campgaw Rd. Your first left is Seminary Rd and you will see the cemetery. The cemetery has two entrances, one on Seminary Rd. & one on Campgaw.
The cemetery was established in 1935 after much debate from local Protestants who were afraid that Catholics from all over would be burried there. Originally it was agreed that the cemetery would only be used for local Catholics.
Maryrest Cemetery is run by the Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, NJ. It is a meticulously maintained cemetery which covers 54 acres, 14 of which have been developed. There are plans to build a mausoleum in the future.
This is a combined effort between myself and my neighbor Jim Parlagi. Jim started this project because he wanted to give the Mahwah Historical Society the list of names and said I was free to post it on the Internet.
Jim collected the names in the Spring and Summer of 2002 and I proofed the entire list in the Summer through the Winter of 2002, adding names as I came across them. I've been keeping up with the obituaries, that is why you see some 2003's. The numbers you see, are the plot numbers that are on the stones themselves.
- Richard Hrazanek
New Jersey Obituaries and Death Notices