Saint Mary’s Cemetery (Saint Mary Cemetery on their website) is a Catholic cemetery adjacent to Mountain View Cemetery and Home of Eternity Cemetery, which serves parishes in Oakland, Berkeley and Alameda. Many people associated with Oakland history are buried or interred there, including many 1 members of the Peralta family.

Saint Mary's was started in 1863, and so is slightly older than Mountain View. The first burial in St. Mary's was Mary Riley, who died December 13, 1863; her grave is currently unmarked. The second burial was Timothy Murphy.

On October 5, 2013, St. Mary's celebrated its 150th anniversary with a special mass, the unveiling of a new statue of the Virgin Mary, and the unveiling of a new marker for the last governor of Alta California, Juan Bautista Alvarado.

Oaklanders buried in Saint Mary’s Cemetery

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Photos from 150th Anniversary Celebration

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  1. Bagwell (p.138) claims “about 75” (!) family members.

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