The Strange Tale of The Italian Bride, Whose Final Resting Place Is Mount Carmel Cemetery In Illinois

Sep 07, 2023 301

One of the most well-known residents of Mount Carmel Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois, is the notorious Chicago mobster Al Capone. While the cemetery is mostly populated with dead gangsters, there is another significant figure buried at the cemetery who did not become famous for organized crime.

And that individual is none other than Julia Buccola Petta, otherwise known as the “Italian bride.” Her resting place is easy to find as it’s marked by a detailed life-sized statue built in her likeness. The statue is of Julia wearing a wedding dress, resembling the photo attached to her gravestone depicting her on her wedding day.

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