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List of famous people buried in Queens, 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 Queens. If you're ever visiting Queens and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, including Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie.

This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in Queens?" and "Which celebrities are buried in Queens?"

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

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Louis Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Dec. at 70 (1901-1971) Louis Armstrong, nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and an influential figure in jazz music. Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an "inventive" trumpet ...more

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Bernard Baruch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Dec. at 95 (1870-1965) Bernard Mannes Baruch was an American financier, stock investor, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant. After his success in business, he devoted his time toward advising U.S. ...more

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Dizzy Gillespie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Dec. at 76 (1917-1993) John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer. AllMusic's Scott Yanow wrote, "Dizzy Gillespie's contributions to jazz ...more

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Patsy Kelly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Dec. at 71 (1910-1981) Patsy Kelly was an American stage, radio, film and television actress. She is known for her role as the brash, wisecracking sidekick to Thelma Todd in a series of short comedy films produced by ...more

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Gregory Ratoff is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Dec. at 63 (1897-1960) Gregory Ratoff was a Russian-born American film director, actor and producer. His most famous role as an actor was as producer Max Fabian in All About Eve.

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Joseph Colombo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Dec. at 64 (1914-1978) Joseph Anthony "Joe" Colombo, Sr. was the boss of the Colombo crime family, one of the "Five Families" of the Cosa Nostra in New York.

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Sri Chinmoy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Dec. at 76 (1931-2007) Chinmoy Kumar Ghose, better known as Sri Chinmoy, was an Indian spiritual master who taught meditation in the West after moving to New York City in 1964. Chinmoy established his first meditation ...more

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Menachem Mendel Schneerson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Dec. at 92 (1902-1994) Menachem Mendel Schneerson, known to many as the Rebbe, was a Russian-born American Orthodox Jewish rabbi, and the last Lubavitcher Rebbe. He is considered one of the most influential Jewish ...more

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Carmine Galante is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Dec. at 69 (1910-1979) Carmine Galante, also known as "Lilo" and "Cigar" was a mobster and acting boss of the Bonanno crime family. Galante was rarely seen without a cigar, leading to the nickname

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Joseph Isaac Schneersohn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Dec. at 70 (1880-1950) Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn was an Orthodox rabbi and the sixth Rebbe of the Chabad Lubavitch chasidic movement. He is also known as the Frierdiker Rebbe, the Rebbe RaYYaTz, or the Rebbe Rayatz. ...more

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Joe Profaci is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Dec. at 65 (1897-1962) Giuseppe "Joe" Profaci was a New York La Cosa Nostra boss who was the founder of what is today known as the Colombo crime family. Established in 1928, this was the last of the Five ...more

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May Robson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Dec. at 84 (1858-1942) Mary Jeanette Robison known professionally as May Robson, was an Australian-born American-based actress, whose career spanned 58 years, starting in 1883 when she was 25 years of age. A major ...more

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Joe Spinell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Died at 53 (1936-1989) Joe Spinell was an American character actor, who appeared in numerous films in the 1970s and 1980s, as well as various stage productions on and off Broadway. His notable roles included ...more

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Leo Frank is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Dec. at 31 (1884-1915) Leo Max Frank was a Jewish-American factory superintendent whose widely publicized trial in 1913, appeals and extrajudicial hanging in 1915 by a lynch mob planned and led by prominent citizens ...more

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Francis J. Herron is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Dec. at 65 (1837-1902) Francis Jay Herron, was a Union general during the American Civil War.

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Ellis Parker Butler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Ellis Parker Butler Dec. at 68 (1869-1937) Ellis Parker Butler was an American author. He was the author of more than 30 books and more than 2,000 stories and essays and is most famous for his short story "Pigs Is Pigs", in ...more

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Robert Harron is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Dec. at 27 (1893-1920) Robert Emmett "Bobby" Harron was an American motion picture actor of the early silent film era. Although he acted in over 200 films, he is known for his roles in the D.W. Griffith ...more

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Hermann Grab is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Dec. at 46 (1903-1949) Hermann Grab was a Bohemian German-language writer.

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Eliakim P. Scammon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Dec. at 78 (1816-1894) Eliakim Scammon was a career officer in the United States Army, serving as a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

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Eugene Bullard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Dec. at 66 (1895-1961) Eugene Jacques Bullard, the first African-American military pilot, was born Eugene James Bullard. His life has been surrounded by many legends. Bullard was one of only the few black combat ...more

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Adam Clayton Powell, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Dec. at 88 (1865-1953) Adam Clayton Powell, Sr. was an American pastor who developed the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York as the largest Protestant congregation in the country, with 10,000 members. He was ...more

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Antonietta Pasqualicchio is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Dec. at 16 (1895-1911)

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George W. McClusky is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
George W. McClusky Dec. at 51 (1861-1912) George W. McClusky or McCluskey was an American law enforcement officer and police inspector in the New York City Police Department. He was popularly known as "Gentleman" or ...more

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Annina Ardito is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Annina Ardito Dec. at 25 (1886-1911)

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Charles Devlin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Dec. at 76 (1805-1881) Charles Devlin was an American contractor, bondsman and civil servant. He was the largest and one of the most successful city works contractors in New York City during the mid-to late 19th ...more

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Thomas E. Corcoran is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Dec. at 65 (1839-1904) Thomas E. Corcoran was a Union Navy sailor in the American Civil War and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the Siege of ...more

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Rosie Grasso is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Rosie Grasso Dec. at 16 (1895-1911)

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Nathan Kaplan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Nathan Kaplan Dec. at 32 (1891-1923) "Kid Dropper" Nathan Caplin or Kaplan, also known as Jack the Dropper, was an American gangster controlling labor racketeering and extortion in New York City during the post-World War ...more

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Frank Fellows Gray is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Frank Fellows Gray Dec. at 72 (1863-1935) Frank Fellows Gray, also known as Uncle, was a pioneer of Scouting in America, teacher and musician. He was a personal friend of Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell founder of the Scout ...more

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Dan Kerrigan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Dan Kerrigan Dec. at 37 (1843-1880) Daniel Kerrigan was an American pugilist, sportsman and politician. He was part owner of the Star and Garter, a popular Sixth Avenue saloon, and was a longtime political organizer and ...more

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Henry A. Thompson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Henry A. Thompson Dec. at 48 (1841-1889) Henry A. Thompson was a U.S. Marine stationed aboard the USS Minnesota during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Second Battle of Fort Fisher on ...more

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Hermann Ziegner is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Hermann Ziegner Dec. at 34 (1864-1898) Herman or Hermann Ziegner was a German-American soldier who served in the U.S. Army during the Indian Wars and the Spanish–American War. In 1891, he was one of 18 men to receive the Medal of ...more

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Frederic Storm is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Frederic Storm Dec. at 91 (1844-1935) Frederic Storm was a United States Representative from New York. Born in Alsace, France, he immigrated to the United States in 1846 with his parents, who settled in New York City. He attended ...more

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Catherine Uzzo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Catherine Uzzo Dec. at 22 (1889-1911)

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Antonina Colletti is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Antonina Colletti Dec. at 30 (1881-1911)

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Albina Caruso is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Albina Caruso Dec. at 20 (1891-1911)

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Morris Kessler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Morris Kessler Dec. at 23 (1912-1935) Morris L. Kessler was an American mobster and member of Joseph Amberg's gang in Brooklyn during the early 1930s. As Amberg's personal chauffeur and bodyguard, Kessler was a close associate in ...more

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Kit Burns is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Kit Burns Dec. at 39 (1831-1870) Christopher Keyburn, commonly known by his alias Kit Burns, was an American sportsman, saloon keeper and underworld figure in New York City during the mid-to late 19th century, he and Tommy ...more

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Lemuel E. Quigg is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Lemuel E. Quigg Dec. at 56 (1863-1919) Lemuel Ely Quigg was a United States Representative from New York.

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John Francis O'Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
John Francis O'Sullivan Dec. at 57 (1850-1907) John Francis O'Sullivan was an Irish-born soldier who emigrated to New York City, where he joined the United States Army who served with the 4th U.S. Cavalry during the Texas–Indian Wars. He ...more

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Richard Byrnes is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Richard Byrnes Dec. at 32 (1832-1864) Richard Byrnes was an Irish-American officer in the United States Army, who rose to command the Union Army's Irish Brigade during the American Civil War.

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Rose Bassino is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Rose Bassino Dec. at 31 (1880-1911)

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Mary Floresta is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Mary Floresta Dec. at 26 (1885-1911)

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Vincenza Benanti is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Vincenza Benanti Dec. at 22 (1889-1911)

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Jennie Franco is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Jennie Franco Dec. at 17 (1894-1911)

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Rosina Carrito is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Rosina Carrito Dec. at 19 (1892-1911)

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Francesca Caputo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Francesca Caputo Dec. at 17 (1894-1911)

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Josephina Carlisi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Josephina Carlisi Dec. at 31 (1880-1911)

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Josie Del Castillo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Josie Del Castillo Dec. at 22 (1889-1911)

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Franz Kramer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Buried in Queens
Franz Kramer Dec. at 59 (1865-1924) Franz Kramer was a seaman serving in the United States Navy during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.