Calvary Catholic Cemetery
2650 Madden Avenue
San Jose, CA 95116
Hours of Operation:
Cemetery grounds are open every day of the year from 8:00am to 5:00pm year round.
The Cemetery Office is open by appointment only. Please call our office
at 408-258-2940 to schedule an appointment. Same day appointments may
*Note: Calvary Catholic Cemetery will no longer accept monthly payments. All
fees must be paid by check or credit card.
Monday-Friday, 9am to 2pm. The last burial must conclude by 2:30pm.
Calvary Catholic Cemetery performed its first burial on November 17, 1882.
Over the past 130+ years more than 23,000 people have been interred in
this religious cemetery. Today, Calvary Cemetery averages about 265 burials
per year. The entire cemetery is over 16 acres with some acrage left to
be developed. It is estimated that the cemetery will continue to be fully
operational for at least the next 20 years.
Since opening in 1882, Calvary Cemetery has cultivated a unique history,
rooted in the diversity of San Jose. Calvary Cemetery is home to some
rich characters from the "valley of heart's delight." Some
notable figures from San Jose's past are buried at Calvary Cemetery.
Those better-known names include Louis Pellier, members of the Alviso,
Bernal, and Berryessa families; as well as members of the Auzerais, Mirassou,
Alameda, Tully, and McLaughlin clans. Sixteen Union veterans of the Civil
War and hundreds of Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces are also interred
at Calvary Cemetery.
Calvary Cemetery offers a variety of burial options, including spaces for
cremated remains, indoor and outdoor crypts, and in-ground burials for
individuals, couples, and families.
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