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Mount Carmel Cemetery (Hillside) facts for kids

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Mount Carmel Cemetery is a Roman Catholic cemetery in the Chicago suburb of Hillside, Illinois. The cemetery is near the Eisenhower Expressway (Interstate 290) at Wolf and Roosevelt Roads. It is close to three other cemeteries. They are Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Catholic Cemetery, and Oakridge Glen Oaks Cemetery.

The cemetery is 214 acres (0.87 km2) in size. There are over 226,275 people buried at Mount Carmel.

The Bishop's Mausoleum is in Mount Carmel Cemetery. It was designed by William J. Brinkmann. It is the burial place of the Bishops and Archbishops of Chicago. Cardinal Joseph Bernardin was buried there after his 1996 death. Also on the cemetery grounds are the burial places of some organized crime figures. There are over 400 family mausoleums on the cemetery grounds.

People Buried At Mt. Carmel

Below is a short list of people buried at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

  • Julia Buccola Petta - also known as "The Italian Bride"

Religious people

  • Samuel Stritch
  • John Cody
  • Joseph Bernardin
  • James Edward Quigley
  • William Quarter
  • Patrick Feehan
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