On 17 November 1882, the Calvary Catholic Cemetery carried out its first burial. More than 23,000 individuals have been interred in this religious cemetery in the past 125 + years. Calvary today averages about 265 burials per annum. The whole cemetery exceeds 16 acres, with more than 1 12 acres still to be created. The cemetery is expected to continue to be fully operational for the next 20 years.  Calvary Catholic Cemetery is currently owned by the Diocese of San Jose Catholic Cemeteries (which also operates the Los Altos, CA Gate of Heaven Cemetery).

Calvary Catholic Cemetery primarily serves the needs of the greater San Jose area of Catholic community. Calvary has cultivated a remarkable tradition over the past 125 years, embedded in the San Jose diversity. The cemetery is home to a few characters from the "valley of heart's delight." Calvary Catholic Cemetery provides a range of burial sites, including spaces for cremated remains, indoor and outdoor crypts, and indoor burials for individuals, couples, and families. Sixteen Union Civil War veterans and hundreds of US veterans of the Armed troops at Calvary are also interred.A lovely historic cemetery, the grounds are kept very clean and the men on the grounds are very friendly and caring. Headstones are kept clean, and look fresh.  Lush lawns, friendly workers and a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. A beautiful blend of newer memorials mixed with older vaults and stones, including many well-known names of San Jose including Tully, Berryessa and Auzerais.

The cemetery has a website where you can talk with an associate online, who will guide you in the right direction if you wish to make arrangements. They've also got a blog. Via an online or in-person visit, you can communicate with just about everyone you need to help you step off this mortal coil, or take care of someone you already have. Buying a Calvary Catholic Cemetery cremation plan or funeral plan will help to ensure your final wishes are fulfilled. Calvary Catholic Cemetery will help you make a funeral plan to ensure that your end-of-life needs are met, and that your family will not have the financial or emotional burden of making funeral choices.

Comparing the cost of cremation between different funeral homes in Santa Clara County can be a surprise to many families, as prices vary so greatly among providers. Calvary Catholic Cemetery is mandated by law to include a copy of its General Price List (GPL) to families. Costs for cremation at Calvary Catholic Cemetery can vary according to exactly what form of cremation service you want. The least costly cremation is a direct cremation service at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Direct cremation is a simple form of cremation, without a ceremony. At Calvary Catholic Cemetery, the price for a direct cremation kit usually includes anything necessary to make the disposition. The price of a typical funeral at Calvary Catholic Cemetery depends on the services you choose and the funeral merchandise. The casket price is one factor which can have a huge effect on your total funeral costs. Likewise, the cost of a San Jose burial plot would affect your final burial expenses.

Contact the cemetery for any inquiries, there's a funeral director available 24/7 to answer your questions. Operating hours are Mondays to Fridays from 9AM to 2PM. Closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

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This peaceful cemetery is located near the following cemeteries in San Jose, California:

  • Home of Peace Cemetery
  • Los Gatos Memorial Park
  • Beth-David Memorial Garden
  • Oak Hill Jewish cemetery
  • Santa Clara Mission Cemetery
  • Mission City Memorial Park
  • Hacienda Cemetery
  • Hidalgo Cemetery

And of course after you’re in need of funeral planning services don’t forget to visit us at Sacred Space Memorial on Bernal Road!


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