Queen of Heaven Funeral Home & Cemetery
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Queen of Heaven Cemetery was dedicated in 1963 by the first bishop in the Diocese of Oakland, Most Reverend Floyd Begin. It is the most recent addition to the diocesan cemeteries, established to meet the needs of Catholics and their families in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. Once a Haviside family walnut orchard, the property preserves the original family home, barns and small cottages still maintained and inhabited by Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Extending across nearly two hundred acres, the beautifully maintained cemetery grounds provide the community with a peaceful, reverent place to honor the deceased.
In 1982, the first mausoleum was completed under the patronage of the four Evangelists; Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. This sacred space was designed by Aaron Green, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright, and has a capacity for 1,000 entombments, and 792 inurnment spaces for cremated remains. A second mausoleum, Mausoleum of the Angels, was blessed and dedicated on November 2, 2003.