A Catholic cemetery located in the city of Wilmington, Delaware, the Cathedral Cemetery is also known as Queen of the Apostles Crypt and Chapel. In 1963, the new cemetery was created for Catholic residents of the Wilmington area, offering for the first time within the Diocese of Wilmington an above ground community mausoleum. Throughout the decades, expansions have taken place, the most recent in 1999 with the only indoor entombment options in the entire state.
There are a variety of options available to families who recently have lost a loved one, including mausoleum crypts and cremation niches within the chapel or surrounding locations. The cemetery also features a climate-controlled chapel, Queen of the Apostles, which provides monthly Saturday Masses of Remembrance. The staff at the cemetery work side by side with families to provide exceptional care and help during the planning process.
Beautifully maintained grounds offer views of sprawling lawns, majestic trees and carefully arranged shrubs and pathways that offer visitors and loved ones a great sense of order and comfort. Staff at Cathedral Cemetery have taken pride for decades for their ability to offer comfort and succor to grieving family and loved ones, and continue to do so into the 21st century.
Cathedral Cemetery is the final resting place of Bill McGowan, a major league baseball umpire during the 1910's and going through 41 seasons. Philip Andrew Traynor, a United States Congressman representing the state of Delaware during the 1940s is also buried here, as are multiple area notables and town and county founders.
Located west of downtown Wilmington, Cathedral Cemetery is located off of the I-95 in the city of Wilmington, taking Lancaster Avenue a short distance from the interstate that will take visitors directly to the front gates of this beautiful cemetery grounds.