Middletown State Homeopathic Hospital & Cemetery

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO They’re Buried Where? by Seth Voorhees

One of my blog followers has shared some great news about Middletown State Hospital. The Rockland Psychiatric Center has all the records for Middletown and will give the date of admission, date of death, and the marker number of your ancestor/loved one. The cemetery is located on Dorothy Dix Road, Middletown, NY. Call 845-359-1000 for more information.

Rockland Psychiatric Center
140 Old Orangeburg Road
Orangeburg, NY 10962

Middletown State Hospital served the counties of Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, and Ulster.
1916 Middletown State Homeopathic Hospital.

As far as I know, there is no group for this cemetery.

I have created a page for each state hospital and custodial institution cemetery that I know of in the hope that some group: historical societies, former patients, concerned citizens, may be interested in forming their own cemetery restoration, beautification group in order to memorialize and honor the people buried in anonymous, unmarked graves. Of course, we need the names of these people to be released in order to memorialize them properly.

What you would need to do first is to find the forgotten cemetery, take photographs (which I would be more than happy to post), and organize your own group. You can also leave comments on this page in order to get more people involved. This isn’t something that can be accomplished in a few weeks, this will take dedication, an ongoing commitment, and lots of time.

1. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO They’re Buried Where? by Seth Voorhees
2. Cemetery Information at the NYS Office of Mental Health
3. New York State Hospitals, Custodial Institutions & Cemetery Projects.
4. New York State Senate Bill S840A-2015
5. HIPAA UPDATE March 2013!


6 thoughts on “Middletown State Homeopathic Hospital & Cemetery

  1. I have been searching for my mothers uncles, Robert and Charles Smiley for many years. I have finally found Robert, who is buried in the Rome Developmental Cemetery in Rome NY, but am still trying to find where Charles is buried. I have found that he was an inmate at the Middletown State Hospital in 1940 and I am trying to locate the cemetery where he was laid to rest. We are also looking to obtain the medical files as to why both of these fellows were placed in State Hospitals at such young ages. Our Great Great Aunts were very closed mouth about them. I am so happy to see that there are others who want to see that their ancestors are remembered and honored.


  2. I am also searching for information about my grandfather Romolo Simeone i know that he was also a patient a the Middletown State Homeopathic Hospital. I wanted to find out how long he was there as my mother met him for the first time when she was 4 years old, he suffered from Bi-Polar disorder which was called Melancholy in those days, he was a furniture restorer and worked with his brothers who owned antique furniture stores in Manhattan. I know he was on the census in 1940 but i dont know if he was there till his death.

    This was a family secret and i just want some answers for my mom.


      • Good Morning,

        I have tried to order his death certificate however, the state cant find it, but he is buried with my grandmother in Saint Johns cemetery in Long Island NY, so I thought that was strange.


        Debra Paino
        Facilities Services Supervisor
        St. John’s University
        300 Howard Avenue
        Staten Island, NY 10301
        718-390-4543 (f)



    • Thank you for the link to records. I have a G grandmother who died at the facility as a patient. Suicide attempt by fire and she she died shortly thereafter. Can someone please tell me what is needed and how/if a great grandchild can get access to old records? I am also seeking to learn where my G grandmother is buried as she died at the Middletown Homeopathic Hospital in Dec 1923 or early 1924.


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