Please Click Here to view headstones of all the veterans that are buried in our cemetery.
Courtesy of Shannon Archer
The Parish of St. Joachim - St. John the Evangelist operates the cemetery. It is a small parish cemetery with limited resources. The cemetery consists of two parts. The current cemetery is located at 325 Washington Avenue, Beacon. This cemetery was established in 1929. It covers over 20 acres and is known as the new cemetery.
The old cemetery is officially located at 60 Falconer St, but it is recognized as being at the corner of Grove Street and DePuyster Avenue, with its first burial dating back to 1866. There are no plots available for sale at the old cemetery.
The parish cemetery plays an important role in the spiritual life of our community of faith. The Catholic cemetery provides a place of refuge. It is a place of rest and hope: a source of contemplativeness and an atmosphere of solace allowing us to be secure in the knowledge that the faithful departed will find eternal joy. Christian burial is a religious act, a corporal work of mercy.
A Tomb of the Unborn was dedicated in 1996. A pavilion was built in 2011 to be used for commital services, especially in bad weather. The pavilion and the attending Memorial Wall were dedicated on Memorial Day, 2012.
Catholic cemeteries are special places, blessed by the Church to receive the mortal remains of the faithful departed and to be a place of comfort for the living. As such they require governance that preserves their Catholic nature. Conduct in the cemetery should reflect the dignity and respectfulness that a Catholic cemetery deserves and requires.
Our Parish Cemetery Brochure contains the Cost of Services and Rules and Regulations.
DISCLAIMER: Please always contact our Parish Office at 845-838-0915 for the latest Cemetery Cost of Services and Rules and Regulations to make sure that the information is current.
Photographs of headstones can be found on FindAGrave.com:
Many of the headstones in our cemetery, both old and new parts, have been photographed and the photos placed on findagrave.com. Thanks to Doug who did most of the old cemetery and is working on the new cemetery. Also to G.C. Lake who has posted a number of photographs from the new cemetery.
To access these photographs, go to findagrave.com. On the right-hand side of their page, click on "search for a cemetery." Enter either Old St. Joachim's or St. Joachim's. On the next screen, enter the state (NY) and county (Dutchess). Fill in the name of the person you are seeking.