Overview

As a Catholic cemetery, the St. Francis Borgia Cemetery serves as a symbol of the extended community of believers, a community unbroken by death. It stands as a reminder of the need to prepare throughout our lives here on earth for that life which is to come and which will be lived with God forever. Our parish cemetery is holy ground. It is a refuge for remembrance, prayer, service and peace.

Our cemetery contains the collective history, personal recollections and communal memories of countless individuals who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith. As we stroll among the quiet pathways and listen to the songbirds and gentle breezes that accompany us, we are reminded of God’s presence, Christ’s promise and the Spirit’s power to transform our lives.

Time spent here remembering and reflecting on their lives will hopefully remind each of us of their personal legacy and our shared journey of faith.

Location

The St. Francis Borgia Parish Cemetery is located in Mequon, Wisconsin, on Pioneer Road (Hwy C), one-quarter mile west of Wauwatosa Road (N. 76th Street).

The cemetery entrance is located on Pioneer Road, approximately ¼ mile west of Wauwatosa Road at the westernmost drive into the grounds.

Burial Space

We have space available for both above-ground inurnments in our columbarium and traditional ground burials.

History

The history of our parish cemetery is very much a part of our parish’s heritage. The parish cemetery now in use commenced operation about three years after the first log cabin church began serving our congregation. Part of the present cemetery land was purchased in 1847. An additional parcel was purchased in 1868 and the final nine acres were purchased in 1955. (Source: “St. Francis Borgia, 1844-1994,” published in celebration of the parish’s 150th anniversary.)

Cemetery Photos

Photos of the St. Francis Borgia Cemetery
Graveside Ceremony for Civil War Casualty (May 31, 2008)

Administration and Information

Cemetery administration is provided from the St. Francis Borgia Parish Center, located at 1375 Covered Bridge Road. For more information, contact the Cemetery Coordinator at 262-377-1070, ext, 233, or send an email.