Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to ALL!

-All Christmas decorations will be removed during the second week in January ( weather permitting).
-Please retrieve anything you wish to preserve before that time. In grave sections please limit your decorations, per grave, to a 2' X 2' area at the base of your monument.
-Full grave blankets are not allowed on graves.
-Please be advised that attaching wreaths or other items to your monument may cause damage.
-As space is limited in community mausoleums please limit your Christmas remembrance.
-No decorations can be attached to crypt/niche covers.

Cemetery offices close early on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Please plan your office visit early on those days.
Cemetery offices are closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day.

May the radiant smile of the baby Jesus give you peace and happiness at this special time and throughout the New Year.


Ascension Cemetery is located in Rockland County, New York, on the west side of Saddle River Road, just north of the New York/New Jersey border in Airmont. The cemetery was established in 1966 by the Trustees of St. Patrick's Cathedral in response to the increasing number of Catholic families moving from New York City to the outlying counties. Using 200 acres of woodlands acquired in 1960, an initial 35 acres were developed in time for a solemn blessing in June 1967.

In addition to ground burial facilities, a garden mausoleum complex was constructed to provide above-ground outdoor crypts for entombment and niches for cremation inurnment. The focal point of the mausoleum complex is a chapel towering over the mausoleum/office complex. It provides a quiet atmosphere for individual prayer and meditation. The chapel may also be used by families selecting ground interment during inclement weather.

Ascension Cemetery has accepted responsibility for the care of more than 4,000 Catholics and members of their families. Currently the cemetery averages 175 annual committal services in graves, mausoleum crypts or cremation niches.

The cemetery is divided into 5 developed sections for ground burial. A community chapel mausoleum with both crypts and niches, and the cemetery office was constructed in 1990.

Notable cemetery features include the entrance carving of Jesus ascending into heaven, a large natural pond over which one must cross to approach the mausoleum complex and the cemetery office. There are also various shrines throughout the cemetery sections.

One Hundred and Sixty-five acres of the cemetery remain to be developed to accommodate the burial, entombment and inurnment needs of Catholics and members of their families throughout the greater New York and New Jersey areas.

For our families in need, we now accept these major credit cards:
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The Trustees of St. Patrick’s Cathedral owns and operates Calvary, Gate of Heaven, Ascension and Resurrection cemeteries.