- Mount Carmel Cemetery (Hillside, Illinois)
Mount Carmel Cemetery
The Bishops' Mausoleum at Mount Carmel Cemetery.
Details Year established 1901 Country United States Location Hillside, Illinois Coordinates 41°51′51″N 87°54′27″W / 41.86417°N 87.9075°WCoordinates: 41°51′51″N 87°54′27″W / 41.86417°N 87.9075°W Type Roman Catholic Owned by Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago Size 214 acres (0.87 km2) Number of graves 226,275 Website Mount Carmel
Mount Carmel Cemetery is a Roman Catholic cemetery located in the Chicago suburb of Hillside, Illinois. Mount Carmel is an active cemetery, located within the jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago. The cemetery is located near the Eisenhower Expressway (Interstate 290) at Wolf and Roosevelt Roads. It is adjacent to one other cemetery, being Queen of Heaven Cemetery, another Catholic Cemetery.
In 1901 Mount Carmel Cemetery was consecrated. The cemetery maintained its own office until 1965, when it combined operations with Queen of Heaven Cemetery. The cemetery is currently 214 acres (0.87 km2) in size. There are over 226,275 people buried at Mount Carmel, and about 800 people are interred annually at Mount Carmel.
The Bishops' Mausoleum is located at Mount Carmel Cemetery, designed by William J. Brinkmann is the final resting places of the Bishops and Archbishops of Chicago. Most recently, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin was buried here after his 1996 death. Also on the cemetery grounds are the final resting places of a number of local organized crime figures, most notably Al Capone. There are over 400 family mausoleums located on the cemetery grounds.
The majority of burials at this cemetery are people of Italian ancestry. The cemetery contains hundreds of headstones and monuments adorned with statues and elaborate engravings of religious figures such as Jesus, The Blessed Mother and many saints as well as angels. Many of the graves contain photographs of the inhabitants which reflects a custom brought here from Italy.
People Buried At Mt. Carmel
Below is a partial listing of people buried at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
- Julia Buccola Petta - also known as "The Italian Bride"
- Al Capone
- Vincent Drucci
- Sam Giancana
- Genna Brothers - Sam, Vincenzo, Pete, "Bloody" Angelo, Antonio, and Mike "The Devil".
- Antonio Lombardo
- "Machine Gun" Jack McGurn
- Frank Nitti
- Dean O'Banion
- Frank Rio
- Roger Touhy
- Earl "Hymie" Weiss
- Cemeteries in Illinois
- Roman Catholic cemeteries in the United States
- Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago
- Cemeteries in Cook County, Illinois
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