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No One Buried Alone service

The cremated remains of 83 souls were committed to God’s mercy during a No One Buried Alone compassion service Feb. 25 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery in Royal Palm Beach. Father Gabriel Ghanoum, director of palliative and spiritual care at HCA Florida JFK Hospital in Atlantis and leader of the No One Buried Alone ministry, presided at the service in the cemetery’s outdoor chapel.  Those who were buried include six babies and one married couple. In the 12 years since the No One Buried Alone ministry began, 2,602 urns containing cremains have been interred in nine crypts at the cemetery, thanks to the efforts of the Palm Beach County Department of Human Services, Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery and the Diocese of Palm Beach.

Since 2011, Father Ghanoum has claimed the remains of miscarried and stillborn babies, children and adults of all ages, races and religious affiliations, from various funeral homes, and has seen to their proper burial. For more information about the cemetery and the No One Buried Alone ministry, including how to offer financial support, visit