Moravian Cemetery has been located on Richmond Road in Staten Island for over 275 years. Established in 1740, formerly a farming community, it was sold to the Moravian Church by the Vanderbilt Family. It is non-sectarian for all faiths.
They are considered “One of America’s Most Beautiful Burial Parks” and are very proud of their meticulous grounds and hope its picturesque surroundings add to the beauty of finding a final resting place for your loved ones.
Their Hillview Mausoleum is a Community Mausoleum which is an 8-building structure with a view of the Bay. It is one of many burial options Moravian offers. The Bayview Mausoleum overlooking the lower Bay, The Valleyview Mausoleum set on elevated grounds, and The Garden Mausoleum set in an area filled with flowers and plants are several of their Community Mausoleums.
Moravian has a new Memorial Wall which is the first of its kind on Staten Island, where every name of those loved ones can be inscribed. Also, they have a Veterans’ Wall of Honor to honor our Military Members for their sacrifice.
Their in-ground burials are only sold at time of need for 2 or 4 persons. They allow various size stones and colors on its grounds. Perpetual care is also available. Cremations are also accepted and must be placed in a permanent urn.
There are many well-known people whose final resting place is at Moravian Cemetery such as Paul Castellano, 1915-1985, “Big Paul” head of the Gambino crime family. Alice Austen, 1866-1952, Staten Island Photographer, is also buried at Moravian.
William Henry Vanderbilt, 1821-1885, was an American businessman and philanthropist and Cornelius Vanderbilt, 1873-1942, an American military officer, inventor, engineer and yachtsman are in the Vanderbilt family mausoleum in Moravian Cemetery. And Martin Scorcese, a famous director also has a burial plot here.