“They brought the remains back to Quincy as he had requested. It was as it should be. His heart had never left it.”
Fr. Landry Genosky, O.F.M.
Because it was his desire to buried in Quincy, Father Tolton’s body was brought to Quincy by train and arrived on July 13, 1897; the requiem Mass was celebrated that same day and “St. Peter’s church was crowded with a great throng of friends who desired to pay at last tribute of respect to the dead priest, and among the audience were many colored people,” the Quincy Daily Whig said on July 14, 1897.
You can pay your respects to Father Tolton and ask for his intercession by visiting his grave at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in Quincy. He is buried in the center of the cemetery, which is located off Broadway Avenue and North 34th Street.