St. John Cemetery is an official Roman Catholic burial ground located in Middle Village in Queens a borough of New York City. It is one of nine official Roman Catholic burial grounds to service the New York Metropolitan Area. St. John along with St. Charles/Resurrection Cemeteries in Farmingdale, Long Island are among the largest in New York.
Since its opening, St. John has been the resting place of various famous and infamous people in New York society, most famously being John F. Hylan (1868-1936), mayor of the city of New York from 1918-1925, and Geraldine Ferraro (1935–2011), the first female Vice Presidential candidate representing a major American political party. The most notorious being John J. Gotti (1940-2002), the head of the New York based Gambino crime family from 1985-2002.