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Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri

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  • Salvatore "Sam" Larocca (1912 - 2000)
  • Bette Lois Tyrrell-Larocca (1926 - 2006)
    LaRocca, Bette L. (nee Hamlett), Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006. Beloved wife of the late Salvatore “Sam” LaRocca; dear mother and mother-in-law of Holmes “Butch” (Pat) Tyrrell, Patricia Cornell of Livermore, C...
  • Kate Chopin (1850 - 1904)
    Born on February 8, 1850, in St. Louis, Katherine O'Flaherty was the daughter of an immigrant Irish father and a French Creole mother. The O'Flahertys were members of the Creole social elite and were f...
  • Tennessee Williams (1911 - 1983)
    Tennessee Williams (born Thomas Lanier Williams, March 26, 1911 – February 25, 1983) was an American playwright who received many of the top theatrical awards for his works of drama. He moved to New Or...
  • Brevet Maj. Gen. John Wesley Turner, USA (1833 - 1899)
    John Wesley Turner was a career U.S. Army officer who rose through the ranks as an artillery commander and staff officer during the American Civil War, becoming a Union Army general. Turner took a prom...

Located in St. Louis, Missouri, near Interstate 70 and the West Florissant Avenue exit. The cemetery was founded for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis, in 1857, by St. Louis Archbishop Peter Richard Kenrick, who is interred within. The Catholic Cemetery, one of the largest in the nation, contains the burials of more than 300,000 people, among them Civil War general William T. Sherman, freed slave Dred Scott (namesake of the famed pre-Civil War Supreme Court case), 1960's humanitarian physician Dr. Tom Dooley, famed American playwright Tennessee Williams, federal judge Clyde Cahill, Jr., and numerous Catholic bishops, clergy, religious, politicians, sporting and literary figures, and immigrants who were instrumental in the development of the City of St. Louis and the Roman Catholic Church there. The beautifully landscaped perpetual care cemetery features two public mausoleums, fountains, and impressive Victorian and Gilded Age monuments and mausoleums of noted area families. The cemetery is still heavily patronized, and burials and committals are generally scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visiting hours are 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m. daily Mon. thru Sun., with office hours M-F 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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