Offices will be open in September at limited capacity. Appointments for planning burial arrangements or purchasing markers or accessories should still be made by phone as Family Service Counselors are not yet in the office on a regularly scheduled basis. You can reach our staff between 9am and 1:30pm Monday through Friday at 716.282.5084

We are able to take payments by mail or telephone. We will also be able to better handle your location information requests if you call ahead to the office with names, dates of passing, section and/or other pertinent info. The information can then be prepared ahead of time for you to pick up.

We will, unfortunately, still be unable to allow gathering at the office prior to services.

Gate of Heaven

History

Gate of Heaven Cemetery dates back to 1897 when Riverdale Cemetery, a non-sectarian cemetery on Riverdale Road in the Town of Lewiston, sold a portion of its land to St. Mary and Sacred Heart parishes in Niagara Falls. The cemetery was consecrated later that year by Bishop James E. Quigley.

In 1925, Riverdale Cemetery officials claimed that the conveying of the land in 1897 was void. Seventeen years later, a settlement was finally reached. In 1942, Gate of Heaven Cemetery was officially established. The cemetery lies near Niagara University and the Niagara Power Project, just East of Route 104 (Lewiston Road).

Three beautiful chapel mausoleums, Gate of Heaven, Holy Angels and All Saints, adorn the back part of the cemetery. The stained glass window depicting St. Peter at the entrance to Heaven welcomes visitors to Gate of Heaven Chapel Mausoleum. A mosaic of St. Michael the Archangel and stained glass windows depicting several angels make up Holy Angels Chapel Mausoleum. All Saints, with its beautiful stained glass window of the Blessed Mother and the Holy Spirit being venerated by the saints, highlights the chapel of this most recent addition.

Gate of Heaven Cemetery has a total of 32 acres in the town of Lewiston. There are over 16,000 interments in the cemetery. There are approximately 9 acres of undeveloped land for future cemetery use.

Location

The cemetery lies near Niagara University and the Niagara Power Project, just East of Route 104 (Lewiston Road).

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm
Saturday - By appointment only

All cemetery grounds are open from 7:30am until dusk

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