Saint Francis deSales Cemetery, Bensalem

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Also known as:
Saint Francis

Located in:

Street address:
3436 Bristol Pike (Rt. 13), Bensalem, PA 19020

GPS location:
Latitude: 40.090483
Longitude: -74.926758

Archdiocese of Phila.

Burial summary
Number of burials: 55
First burial: 1890
Last burial: 1980
Year closed: 1980

Contact information:
St. Francis-St. Joseph Homes for Children
3436 Bristol Pike
Bensalem, PA 19020
Phone: 215-244-9030

Web address:

Original burial records:
Location unknown

Other references:
A list of gravestone inscriptions is in the BCGS database.

The Bensalem Historical Society has tombstone inscriptions.

The Mercer Museum Library has the following: Bucks County tombstone inscriptions Bensalem Township / transcriptions by Sally Sondesky, Hazel Lamon. Doylestown, PA : Bucks County Historical Society, 1997. Various pagings : maps ; 28 cm. Call No. 974.821 Cem Bens. Book 6

Entries in our database were taken from "A Compilation of Bensalem Cemeteries" by Sally VanSant Sondesky, donated to BCGS by the author. Click here to view the entire document.

Click here to view or download a map showing the location of all of the Bensalem cemeteries.

St. Francis de Sales was the patron saint of Francis Drexel, father of Elizabeth, St. Katharine Drexel and Louise, the co-foundresses of the original St. Francis Industrial School founded in 1888. This cemetery is for the boys who died while staying at St. Francis deSales. St. Francis was merged with St. Joseph in 2002. On the same property is the Gibbs/Rodman Burying Ground. This property was originally the Gibbs farm.

Thanks to volunteer Peg Felter for gathering information on this cemetery

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