The Final Traces of St. Mary’s Cemetery

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The photo above gives a glimpse of the last traces of old St. Mary’s Cemetery which occupied land just off Washington and North Main Avenues.  Long since replaced first by the park of the same name and, later, by the present Albany High School.  A 1932 article in the Albany Evening Journal profiled Mary Conway, the widow of the cemetery caretaker, who lived in the cottage shown until just before it was demolished.

CLEARING OF ST. MARY’S PARK BRINGS TEARS TO AGED WOMAN WHO INHABITED REGION by H. Eric Liljehom

See also:  Saint Agnes Cemetery – The Altar Monument

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  1. rose ramirez

    I went to Albany in hope of finding my great gandmother’s grave. I found she had been buried at St Mary’s but the bodies removed, as you mention here. I was unable to find exactly where she was reburied. I went there about eight years ago and I was on a wild goose chase looking for her. I wonder if there is some documentation or a list of where the bodies went.

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