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    (510) 654-0489 Fax

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    4529 Howe St.
    Oakland, CA 94611

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  • Hours of Operation

    Monday – Sunday

    November 3rd through March 1st: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. March 2nd through November 2nd: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Enclosed Area Mausoleums, Columbaria and Chapels Monday – Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Office Hours

    Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sunday: Closed

    Burials

    (Interments/Entombments/Inurnments) Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday: No Burials

    Holidays

    Cemeteries are open for Visiting Hours only. Cemetery offices are open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. No burials are conducted. Saturday Memorial Mass is held the first Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m. img

About CFCS

FUNERAL - Sharing The Moment

FUNERAL

Sharing The Moment

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CREMATION - Embracing New Traditions

CREMATION

Embracing New Traditions

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CEMETERY - A Sanctuary For The Living

CEMETERY

A Sanctuary For The Living

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Meet Our Staff

Kindlen Robles - Director of Cemeteries

Kindlen Robles
Director of Cemeteries

Mike Lacey - General Manager

Mike Lacey
General Manager

Maria Karger - Administrative Assistant

Maria Karger
Administrative Assistant

Paul Holland - Managing Funeral Director

Paul Holland
Managing Funeral Director

Sky Tran - Family Service Advisor

Sky Tran
Family Service Advisor

Fernando Covarrubias - Operations Manager

Fernando Covarrubias
Operations Manager

Joe Furtado - Family Environment Specialist

Joe Furtado
Family Environment Specialist

Orlando E Johnson - Family Environment Specialist

Orlando E Johnson
Family Environment Specialist

Rosario Trujilo - Administrative Assistant

Rosario Trujilo
Administrative Assistant

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Mission Programs

Our mission is to provide guidance and wisdom on end of-life services. While we do charge for our services in what has become a very commercial industry, we are committed as a charity to offer innovative programs that provide financial assistance, free options, and programs to meet the needs of our faith community.

Pastoral Care Program Pastoral Care Program
All Souls Remembrance Program All Souls Remembrance Program
Mother Teresa Program Mother Teresa Program
Family Heritage Program Family Heritage Program
Precious Lives Program Precious Lives Program

St. Mary Cemetery & Funeral Center FD 1955

History

St. Mary Cemetery & Funeral Center FD 1955 is rich with California chronicles and tradition. Historic in character, in 1863 St. Mary Cemetery & Funeral Center FD 1955 was the first cemetery established in the community of Oakland. Located in what was then the outskirts of the city, and meeting the needs of only one parish, the parishes and the cemetery grew simultaneously.

St. Mary Cemetery & Funeral Center FD 1955 is now a gorgeous lush forty-two acre property. There are more than 40 sections devoted to ground burial, several community mausoleums, and facilities for both ground and above-ground inurnment of cremated remains; there are also numerous private family mausoleums on the property. The most recent development, Saint Joseph Section, provides commanding views of the Oakland and the San Francisco skyline. This section has a substantial space for full ground burial; facilities for ground and aboveground inurnment of cremated remains are also provided.

Services and Features

Over the course of the cemetery’s nearly 145 years of service, more than 70,000 committal services have taken place. St. Mary Cemetery & Funeral Center FD 1955 currently supports the Catholic burial needs of 25 parishes of Oakland, Alameda, and Berkeley, providing options for traditional ground burial, cremation niche, mausoleum crypts, and family estates. In addition, St. Mary Cemetery & Funeral Center FD 1955 provides funeral and cremation services to the community, becoming a complete resource for your cemetery and funeral needs. Whether you are interested in advanced planning or in need of immediate assistance, our Family Service Advisors and Funeral staff are available to offer support and guidance to our families.

St. Mary Cemetery & Funeral Center FD 1955 also offers various special programs and events for our faith community throughout the year, serving the living and honoring loved ones that have gone before us.

Memorial Mass is held on the first Saturday of each month.

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