Cuneo Mausoleum

Cuneo Mausoleum

Cuneo Mausoleum

Colleen Taylor Sen

There are two Cuneo Mausoleums North of the entrance to Calvary Cemetery in Evanston that belonging to the Cuneo family, who founded the Cuneo Press and later Cuneo Hospital.

The busts of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cuneo flank the door of their mausoleum on the north wall. Their son John is interred in a nearby art deco mausoleum that is the largest in Calvary. John expanded the family business by winning the printing contract for the Sears and Roebuck catalog and later moving into magazine publishing, real estate, and banking. In 1937 he bought utilities magnate Samuel Insull’s (1859-1938) famed Hawthorn-Melody Farms complete with an Italian villa that is now a tourist attraction in Vernon Hills. The Cuneo family hasĀ provided continuous support to Loyola University in Chicago, and many programs and facilities bear their name.