St. Mary’s Cemetery is located on Rt. 60, Bennett Rd. in the Town of Dunkirk and serves as the focal point for families who hand their deceased loved ones over to God’s Embrace.

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Early in the 1850’s the pastor and parishioners of the fledgling St. Mary’s Church decided that they needed a cemetery for their new parish. Land was purchased on Bennett Rd. and the first burial took place in August 1851. Eventually we acquired the adjacent “Potter’s Field”, originally designated for the poor and destitute. This consecrated land continues to point to our common belief in the resurrection of the body and serves as a focal point for families who hand their deceased loved ones over to God’s Embrace.

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Your donation will help to ensure that the resting places of your loved ones are well kept. Keep in mind, that your gift or perhaps even a bequest amount mentioned in your will can assist in providing present and future care of our burial grounds.

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Mr. Kenneth Drozdziel, Superintendent
Phone: 716-366-2371
Phone: 716-366-1750

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To apply: Applications available at St. Mary’s Cemetery Office, Rt 60 & Williams St., Dunkirk, NY Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or on our web site
Completed application: mail to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 328 Washington Ave, Dunkirk, NY 14048 Attention: St. Mary’s Cemetery or email to

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Crypt Internment Flyer

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Memorialize Your Loved Ones

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