Catholic Cemeteries

“But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.”  Philippians 3:20-21

There are 37 Catholic cemeteries across Rhode Island. Nine of these cemeteries are maintained by the Diocese, others are incorporated and operated by individual parishes.  The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence maintains and operates nine Catholic cemeteries under the division known as the Office of Catholic Cemeteries. The main office, located in Cranston adjacent to St. Ann Cemetery regulates and monitors the actions, burials, and services for all nine Catholic cemeteries.  The Diocesan Cemeteries office has information and records only for Diocesan cemeteries; information regarding a parish cemetery is available through the specific parish.

Ever since the sacred body of Jesus Christ was reverently laid in a tomb, the Catholic Church has respected the profound goodness and loving mercy derived from the interment/entombment of the deceased. The Catholic Church has always taught that burial of the deceased is a Corporal Work of Mercy; seeing it necessary to dedicate solemnly, consecrated ground for this holy purpose. Catholic Cemeteries serve this purpose of burying the faithful departed, as to bear witness to Christ and to await the resurrection of the body into life everlasting. In an effort to adhere to these fundamental beliefs of the Catholic Church, the staff of Catholic Cemeteries works tirelessly to maintain the dignity and beauty of its nine properties.

The area or land that a Catholic Cemetery rests on is considered “Holy Ground.” This land has been blessed by a bishop or priest, and the deceased are interred or entombed in a holy and spiritual environment. Loved ones and family members are encouraged to come and pray for the souls of the deceased, knowing that they too will be together with them, one day, in the presence of Almighty God.

The Office of Catholic Cemeteries pledges to give their undivided care and attention when burying or paying respect to a loved one. The dedicated staff will fulfill every obligation and need that is required for providing a holy and spiritual ceremony. Once the deceased is laid to rest, one can have the reassurance and knowledge that their loved one is truly blessed from this sanctifying gift. Being buried in a Catholic Cemetery is truly a Holy Privilege.

Each cemetery is home to a chapel and a number of memorials to the saints and members of the Holy Family.  Cemeteries offer these features as yet another means for loved ones to pray, reflect, or pays one’s respect to the deceased in a dignified and respectful environment. Catholic Cemeteries is here to help during your time of need; faithfully serving past, current, and future generations of Catholics.

Diocesan Cemeteries

More at the Diocesan Cemeteries website.

Barrington 
Santa Maria del Campo
Upland Way
Barrington, RI 02806
phone: (401) 434-2579
Overseen by: Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence

Cranston 
St. Ann Cemetery
72 Church Street
Cranston, RI 02920
phone: (401) 942-3625
Lead Foreman: Richard Caldarone

Cumberland 
Resurrection Cemetery
259 West Wretham Road
Cumberland, RI 02864
phone: (401) 658-0252
Lead Foreman: Keith Rezendes

East Providence
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
550 Wampanoag Trail
East Providence, RI 02915
phone: (401) 434-2579
Superintendent: William Monigan

Middletown 
St. Columba Cemetery
465 Brown Lane
Middletown, RI 02842
phone: (401) 847-4571
Lead Foreman: Leo O’Gara

Pawtucket 
Mount St. Mary
661 Prospect St.
Pawtucket, RI 02860
phone: (401) 722-9366
Superintendent: Edward C. Monigan, III

St. Francis Cemetery
202 Smithfield Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860
phone: (401) 724-3130
Lead Foreman: Robert Degnan, Jr.

Providence 
St. Patrick
Corner of Douglas and Chad Brown
Providence, RI 02908
phone: (401) 724-3130
Overseen by: St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket

West Greenwich
St. Joseph Cemetery
Route No. 3
Nooseneck Hill Road
West Greenwich, RI 02817
phone: (401) 397-3727
Lead Foreman: David Crossen

Parish Cemeteries

Albion 
St. Ambrose Cemetery
191 School St.
PO Box 67
Albion, RI 02802
phone: (401) 331-1568
Parish: St. Ambrose

Bristol
Parish Cemetery of St. Mary Church
330 Wood St.
Bristol, RI 02809
phone: (401) 253-3713
Parish: St. Mary

Burrillville 
Parish Cemeteries of St. Patrick Church
45 Harrisville Main Street
Harrisville (Burrillville), RI 02830
phone: (401) 568-5600
Parish: St. Patrick

St.Theresa Cemetery
35 Dion Drive
Harrisville (Burriville), RI 02830
phone: (401) 568-8280
Parish: St. Theresa of the Child Jesus

Central Falls
Notre Dame Cemetery
359 Daggett Ave.
Pawtucket, RI 02861
phone: (401) 725-1333
Parish: Holy Spirit Catholic Community

Cumberland 
St. Joseph Cemetery in Berkley
900 Mendon Road
Cumberland, RI 02864
phone: (401) 333-4013
Parish: St. Joseph

St. Patrick and Mt. Calvary Cemeteries
Office: 301 Broad St.
Cumberland, RI 02864
phone: (401) 725-0344
Parish: St. Patrick

East Greenwich
St. Patrick
65 Third St.
East Greenwich, RI 02818
phone: (401) 886-5296
Parish: Our Lady of Mercy

Harrisville 
Parish Cemeteries of St. Patrick Church
45 Harrisville Main Street, Harrisville, R.I. 02830
phone: (401) 568-5600
Parish: St. Patrick

St. Theresa Cemetary
88 Ledoux Drive
Office: 35 Dion Drive, Harrisville, R.I. 02830
phone: (401) 568-8280; Fax: (401) 567-9238
Parish: St. Theresa of the Child Jesus

Jamestown
Parish Cemetery of St. Mark Church
Office: 60 Narragansett Ave.
Jamestown, RI 02835
phone: 401-423-1421
Parish: St. Mark

Lincoln 
St. Ambrose Cemetery
191 School St.
PO Box 67
Albion, RI 02802
phone: (401) 331-1568
Parish: St. Ambrose

Little Compton
Our Lady of Fatima Cemetery
74 Simmons Road
PO Box 208
Little Compton, RI 02837
phone: (401) 635-4420
Parish: St. Catherine

Manville 
Parish Cemetery of St. James
33 Division St.
PO Box 60
Manville (Lincoln), RI 02838
phone: (401) 766-1558
Parish: St. James

Newport 
St. Mary Cemetery
12 Williams St.
PO Box 547
Newport, RI 02840
phone: (401) 847-0475
Parish: St. Mary

North Smithfield
St. John Cemetery
63 Church St.
PO Box 266
Slatersville, RI 02876
phone: (401) 762-0946
Parish: St. John the Evangelist

Pawtucket 
St. Mary Cemetery
103 Pine St.
PO Box 518
Pawtucket, RI 02862
phone: (401) 722-5425
Parish: St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception

South Kingstown
St. Francis Cemetery Office (Wakefield)
114 High St.
Wakefield, RI 02879
Cemetery Manager: Laurie Friel
phone: (401) 782-2711
Parish: St. Francis of Assisi

Warren
St. Alexander Cemetery
218 Main St.
Warren, RI 02885
phone: (401) 245-6369
Parish: St. Alexander

St. Mary of the Bay Cemetery
645 Main St.
Warren, RI 02885
phone: (401) 245-7000, ext. 15
Parish: Saint Mary of the Bay

West Warwick
Notre Dame Cemetery in Lippett
60 Pleasant St.
West Warwick, RI 02893
phone: (401) 821-6428
Parish: Our Lady of Good Counsel

SS Peter and Paul Cemetery
48 Highland St.
Phenix, RI 02893
phone: (401) 821-2198
Parish: SS. Peter and Paul

St. Joseph Cemetery in Artic
20 Washington St.
West Warwick, RI 02893
phone: (401) 821-7661
Parish: SS. John & James

St. Mary Cemetery in Crompton
70 Church St.
West Warwick, RI 02893
phone: (401) 822-1006
Parish: St. Mary

Westerly 
St. Sebastian Cemetery
111 High St.
PO Box 556
Westerly, RI 02891
phone: (401) 348-1028
Parish: Immaculate Conception

Wickford 
Elmgrove Cemetery (includes a section for St. Bernard’s)
415 Tower Hill Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852
phone: (401) 295-0387
Parish: St. Bernard

Woonsocket
Parish Cemeteries of Precious Blood
94 Carrington Ave.
Woonsocket, RI 02895
phone: (508) 883-6600
Parish: Precious Blood

St. Charles Cemetery
190 North Main St.
Woonsocket, RI 02895
phone: (508) 883-6838
Parish: St. Charles Borromeo

St. John the Baptist Cemetery (Bellingham, MA)
94 Carrington Ave.
Woonsocket, RI 02895
phone: (508) 883-6600
Parish: Precious Blood

Contact Information

Arthur Lurgio, Interim Director
alurgio@dioceseofprovidence.org

80 Saint Mary’s Drive
Cranston, RI
401.944.8383