Adjacent to “The Abbey Inn and Spa” mentioned in the previous post stands St. Mary’s Convent Cemetery.

An article titled: “Peekskill’s Historic Community of St Mary” on the New York Almanac mentions the cemetery:

In addition to the historic convent and chapel structures, the site includes a cemetery where the remains of former sisters and workers at the former school are interred. The cemetery is not maintained, and its gravestone markers are uprooted and stacked in a corner of the cemetery. Only the grave monument of CSM founders, Sister Harriet Starr Cannon and a few dozen unmarked cement crosses remain. Another developer bought the school and converted it into an apartment building.

While it may have been true in 2016 that the cemetery was in a state of disrepair, it certainly isn’t now. As you’ll see from the pictures it’s now in excellent condition. In fact, it’s one of the nicest small cemeteries I’ve come across in my area.

Taken with a Panasonic Lumix GX85 and Lumix G Vario 14-140 f3.5-5.6

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