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Famous People Buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma

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List of famous people buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Celebrities are often buried in the highest caliber cemeteries, mausoleums and tombs, which is why we've created this list of celebrities buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma. If you're ever visiting Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

People here include everything from Joe DiMaggio to George Moscone.

This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma?" and "Which celebrities are buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma?"

From celebrity tombs at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, like what year and where the person was born.
  • 1

    Joe DiMaggio

    Dec. at 84 (1914-1999)

    BirthplaceMartinez, California, United States of America

    Joseph Paul DiMaggio (November 25, 1914 – March 8, 1999), nicknamed "Joltin' Joe" and "The Yankee Clipper", was an American baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year career in Major...  more

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  • 2

    George Moscone

    Dec. at 49 (1929-1978)

    BirthplaceSan Francisco Peninsula, Northern California, California, Contiguous United States, San Francisco Bay Area

    George Richard Moscone (; November 24, 1929 – November 27, 1978) was an American attorney and Democratic politician. He was the 37th mayor of San Francisco, California from January 1976 until his...  more
  • 3

    Amadeo Giannini

    Dec. at 79 (1870-1949)

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California

    Amadeo Pietro Giannini (Italian pronunciation: [amaˈdɛːo ˈpjɛːtro dʒanˈniːni]), also known as Amadeo Peter Giannini or A.P. Giannini (May 6, 1870 – June 3, 1949) was an Italian-American banker who...  more
  • 4

    James D. Phelan

    Dec. at 69 (1861-1930)

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    James Duval Phelan (April 20, 1861 – August 7, 1930) was an American politician, civic leader and banker. He served as Mayor of San Francisco from 1897 to 1902 and represented California in the...  more
  • 5

    George Kelly

    Dec. at 89 (1895-1984)


    George Lange Kelly (September 10, 1895 – October 13, 1984), nicknamed "Long George" and "High Pockets", was a Major League Baseball (MLB) first baseman. He played most of his MLB career for the New...  more
  • 6

    Abigail Folger

    Dec. at 25 (1943-1969)


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  • 7

    Vince Guaraldi

    Dec. at 47 (1928-1976)


    Vincent Anthony Guaraldi (July 17, 1928 – February 6, 1976), born Vincent Anthony Dellaglio, was an American jazz pianist noted for his innovative compositions and arrangements and for composing...  more
  • 8

    John G. Downey

    Dec. at 66 (1827-1894)

    BirthplaceCounty Roscommon, Republic of Ireland

    John Gately Downey (June 24, 1827 – March 1, 1894) was an Irish-American politician and the seventh governor of California from January 14, 1860 to January 10, 1862. Until the election of Arnold...  more
  • 9

    Eugene Schmitz

    Dec. at 64 (1864-1928)

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Eugene Edward "Handsome Gene" Schmitz (August 22, 1864 – November 20, 1928) was an American musician and politician, the 26th mayor of San Francisco (1902-7), who was in office during the 1906 San...  more
  • 10

    James A. McDougall

    Dec. at 49 (1817-1867)

    BirthplaceBethlehem, New York, United States of America

    James Alexander McDougall (November 19, 1817 – September 3, 1867) was an American attorney and politician elected to statewide office in two U.S. states, then to the United States House of...  more
  • 11

    Tirey L. Ford

    Dec. at 70 (1857-1928)

    BirthplaceMissouri, United States of America

    Tirey Lafayette Ford (December 29, 1857 – June 26, 1928) was an American lawyer and politician who served as a California State Senator and the 18th Attorney-General of California. He was known in...  more
  • 12

    Babe Pinelli

    Dec. at 89 (1895-1984)


    Ralph Arthur "Babe" Pinelli, born Rinaldo Angelo Paolinelli (October 18, 1895 – October 22, 1984), was an American third baseman and umpire in Major League Baseball. Born in San Francisco, his...  more
  • 13

    William Morris Stewart

    Dec. at 81 (1827-1909)

    BirthplaceGalen, New York, United States of America

    William Morris Stewart (August 9, 1827 – April 23, 1909) was an American lawyer and politician....  more
  • 14

    Pat Brown

    Dec. at 90 (1905-1996)

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Edmund Gerald "Pat" Brown Sr. (April 21, 1905 – February 16, 1996) was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 32nd Governor of California from 1959 to 1967. Born in San Francisco, Brown...  more
  • 15

    Ethel Teare

    Dec. at 65 (1894-1959)

    BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona, United States of America

    Ethel Teare (January 11, 1894 – March 4, 1959) was an American silent film actress from Phoenix, Arizona....  more
  • 16

    Joseph Alioto

    Dec. at 81 (1916-1998)

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Joseph Lawrence Alioto (February 12, 1916 – January 29, 1998) was the 36th mayor of San Francisco, California, from 1968 to 1976....  more
  • 17

    Hank Sauer

    Dec. at 84 (1917-2001)

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Henry John Sauer (March 17, 1917 – August 24, 2001) was a left fielder in Major League Baseball. From 1941 through 1959, Sauer played for the Cincinnati Reds (1941–42, 1945, 1948–49), Chicago Cubs...  more
  • 18

    Benny Bufano

    Dec. at 71 (1898-1970)

    BirthplaceSan Fele, Italy

    Beniamino Bufano (October 15, 1890 – August 18, 1970) was an Italian American sculptor, best known for his large-scale monuments representing peace and his modernist work often featured smoothly...  more
  • 19

    Leo T. McCarthy

    Dec. at 76 (1930-2007)

    BirthplaceAuckland, New Zealand

    Leo Tarcissus McCarthy (August 15, 1930 – February 5, 2007) was an American politician and businessman. He served as the 43rd lieutenant governor of California from 1983 to 1995....  more
  • 20

    Eugene Casserly

    Dec. at 62 (1820-1883)

    BirthplaceMullingar, Republic of Ireland

    Eugene Casserly (November 13, 1820 – June 14, 1883) was an Irish-American journalist and lawyer. The son of Patrick S. Casserly, he served in the United States Senate from California....  more
  • 21

    John Shelley

    Dec. at 68 (1905-1974)

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

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  • 22

    Frankie Crosetti

    Dec. at 91 (1910-2002)


    Frank Peter Joseph Crosetti (October 4, 1910 – February 11, 2002) was an American baseball shortstop. Nicknamed "The Crow", he spent his whole seventeen-year Major League Baseball playing career with...  more
  • 23

    Bill Lange

    Dec. at 79 (1871-1950)


    William Alexander "Bill" Lange (; June 6, 1871 – July 23, 1950), also known as "Little Eva", was an American Major League Baseball center fielder, who played his entire seven-year career for the...  more
  • 24

    M. H. de Young

    Dec. at 75 (1849-1925)
    Michael Henry de Young (September 30, 1849 – February 15, 1925) was an American journalist and businessman....  more
  • 25

    James Graham Fair

    Dec. at 63 (1831-1894)

    BirthplaceClogher, United Kingdom

    James Graham Fair (December 3, 1831 – December 28, 1894) was an Irish immigrant to the United States who became a highly successful mining engineer and businessman. His investments in silver mines in...  more