Honolulu Catholic Cemetery

From Sajun.org
Family plot

The Honolulu Catholic Cemetery (also known as the King Street Catholic Cemetery) is a cemetery in Honolulu, Hawaii. The cemetery is for Roman Catholics and is located at 839-A South King Street. It is maintained by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu and has been the final resting place for many Roman Catholics from Honolulu since before 1930. The cemetery is open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily. The cemetery is closed to further burials by the Department of Health.

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Swinton family headstones under plumeria tree.

Several bishops of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (Gulstan Ropert, Libert H. Boeynaems, Herman Koeckemann, and Stephen Alencastre) who served as Vicars Apostolic of the Hawaiian Islands lay buried under the large iron cross in the center of the cemetery. Remains of the early members of the Congregration of the Sacred Hearts also lay buried in a common grave on site. Other notable people lay buried in this cemetery including Robert William Wilcox.

Ficus growing on gravesite
Various headstones grouped at the corner of the platform
Gravesite at the base of the mango tree near the maintenance shed
Maintenance shed and platform.
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Montgomery family crypt at the entrance to the cemetery
Grave monument
Central iron cross above the graves of the Vicars Apostolic
Mass grave of early Sacred Hearts Missionaries

The plots closest to King Street are watered and maintained better. Those plots further in (close to the Hawaiian Electric Company yard) appear to be minimally maintained, if at all. Several grave markers are sequestered at the corner of what appears to have been a chapel and tree roots from a ficus have obscured the original plots.