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List of famous people buried in Massachusetts, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Celebrities are often buried in the highest caliber cemeteries, mausoleums and tombs, which is why we've created this list of celebrities buried in Massachusetts. If you're ever visiting Massachusetts and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

John Belushi and John Adams are only the beginning of the people on this list. 

This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in Massachusetts?" and "Which celebrities are buried in Massachusetts?"

From celebrity tombs at Massachusetts to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Massachusetts. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Massachusetts, like what year and where the person was born.

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John Belushi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
John Belushi Died at 33 (1949-1982) John Adam Belushi was an American comedian, actor, and musician. He is best known for his "intense energy and raucous attitude" which he displayed as one of the original cast members ...more

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Ralph Waldo Emerson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Ralph Waldo Emerson Died at 79 (1803-1882) Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient ...more

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Jack Kerouac is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Jack Kerouac Died at 47 (1922-1969) Jack Kerouac was an American novelist and poet. He is considered a literary iconoclast and, alongside William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, a pioneer of the Beat Generation. Kerouac is ...more

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John Adams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
John Adams Died at 91 (1735-1826) John Adams was the second president of the United States, having earlier served as the first vice president of the United States. An American Founding Father, Adams was a statesman, diplomat, ...more

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Eunice Kennedy Shriver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Eunice Kennedy Shriver Died at 88 (1921-2009) Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver, DSG was a member of the Kennedy family, sister of President John F. Kennedy and Senators Robert F. Kennedy and Ted Kennedy. Eunice Kennedy Shriver was the founder in ...more

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Abigail Adams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Abigail Adams Died at 74 (1744-1818) Abigail Adams was the wife of John Adams, the first Vice President, and second President, of the United States, and the mother of John Quincy Adams, the sixth President. She is now designated ...more

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John Quincy Adams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
John Quincy Adams Died at 81 (1767-1848) John Quincy Adams was an American statesman who served as the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829. He also served as a diplomat, a Senator and member of the House of ...more

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Lizzie Borden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Lizzie Borden Died at 67 (1860-1927) Lizzie Andrew Borden was an American woman who was tried and acquitted for the 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts. The case was a cause ...more

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Louisa Adams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Louisa Adams Died at 77 (1775-1852) Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams, wife of John Quincy Adams, was First Lady of the United States from 1825 to 1829. She is the only First Lady born outside of the United States.

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Alice Stone Blackwell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Alice Stone Blackwell Died at 93 (1857-1950) Alice Stone Blackwell was an American feminist, suffragist, journalist, and human rights advocate.

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Edwin Booth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Edwin Booth Died at 60 (1833-1893) Edwin Thomas Booth was a famous 19th-century American actor who toured throughout America and the major capitals of Europe, performing Shakespearean plays. In 1869 he founded Booth's Theatre in ...more

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Min Chueh Chang is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Min Chueh Chang Died at 83 (1908-1991) Dr. Min Chueh Chang, often credited as M.C. Chang, was a Chinese-born American reproductive biologist. His specific area of study was the fertilisation process in mammalian reproduction. Though ...more

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Robert Creeley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Robert Creeley Died at 79 (1926-2005) Robert Creeley was an American poet and author of more than sixty books. He is usually associated with the Black Mountain poets, though his verse aesthetic diverged from that school's. He was ...more

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Benjamin Edes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Benjamin Edes Died at 71 (1732-1803) Benjamin Edes was a journalist and political agitator. He is best known, along with John Gill, as the publisher of the Boston Gazette, a newspaper which sparked and financed the Boston Tea Party ...more

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Ray Stannard Baker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Ray Stannard Baker Died at 76 (1870-1946) Ray Stannard Baker, also known by his pen name David Grayson, was an American journalist and author born in Lansing, Michigan. After graduating from the State Agricultural College, he attended ...more

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Benjamin Waterhouse is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Benjamin Waterhouse Died at 92 (1754-1846) Benjamin Waterhouse was a physician, co-founder and professor of Harvard Medical School. He is most well known for being the first doctor to test the smallpox vaccine in the United States, which ...more

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George Aiken is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
George Aiken Died at 46 (1830-1876) George L. Aiken was a nineteenth-century American playwright and actor who is best known for writing the most popular of the numerous stage adaptations of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's ...more

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Jessie Ralph is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Jessie Ralph Died at 80 (1864-1944) Jessie Ralph was an American stage and screen actress, best known for her matronly roles in many classic motion pictures. She was born Jessie Ralph Chambers in Gloucester, Massachusetts, in ...more

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Jeremy Belknap is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Jeremy Belknap Died at 54 (1744-1798) Jeremy Belknap was an American clergyman and historian. His great achievement was the History of New Hampshire, published in three volumes between 1784 and 1792. This work is the first modern ...more

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Albion P. Howe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Albion P. Howe Died at 79 (1818-1897) Albion Parris Howe was a Union Army general in the American Civil War. Howe's contentious relationships with superior officers in the Army of the Potomac eventually led to his being deprived of ...more

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James Henry Carleton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
James Henry Carleton Died at 59 (1814-1873) James Henry Carleton was an officer in the U. S. Army and a general in the Union army during the American Civil War. Carleton is best known as an Indian fighter in the southwestern United

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Warner Oland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Warner Oland Died at 59 (1879-1938) Warner Oland was a Swedish American actor most remembered for his screen role as the detective Charlie Chan. He moved to the United States when he was 13 and pursued a film career that would ...more

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Henry B. Carrington is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Henry B. Carrington Died at 88 (1824-1912) Henry Beebee Carrington was a lawyer, professor, prolific author, and an officer in the United States Army during the American Civil War and in the Old West during Red Cloud's War. A noted ...more

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Daniel Faunce is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Daniel Faunce Died at 82 (1829-1911) Daniel Worcester Faunce was an American clergyman and the father of William Faunce, born at Plymouth, Massachusetts. Graduating from Amherst College in 1850, he then studied at the Newton ...more

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Jacques Loeb is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Jacques Loeb Died at 65 (1859-1924) Jacques Loeb was a German-born American physiologist and biologist.

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Darius N. Couch is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Darius N. Couch Died at 75 (1822-1897) Darius Nash Couch was an American soldier, businessman, and naturalist. He served as a career U.S. Army officer during the Mexican-American War, the Second Seminole War, and as a general officer ...more

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Elisha Hunt Allen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Elisha Hunt Allen Died at 79 (1804-1883) Elisha Hunt Allen was an American congressman, lawyer and diplomat, and judge and diplomat for the Kingdom of Hawaii.

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Jared C. Monti is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Jared C. Monti Died at 31 (1975-2006) Jared Christopher Monti was a soldier in the United States Army who received the United States military's highest decoration for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in Afghanistan. Monti ...more

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Warren Delano Robbins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Warren Delano Robbins Died at 50 (1885-1935) Warren Delano Robbins was an American diplomat and first cousin of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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Forrest Spaulding is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Forrest Spaulding Died at 73 (1892-1965) Forrest Brisbin Spaulding was an American librarian. He was named in the American Libraries article, "100 of the most important leaders we had in the 20th century" for his contribution ...more

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Roger Sonnabend is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Roger Sonnabend Died at 83 (1925-2008) Roger P. Sonnabend was an American hotelier and businessman. He was the head of Sonesta International Hotels Corporation. Roger, the eldest of three brothers, graduated from MIT and took the ...more

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Edward Burgess is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Edward Burgess Died at 43 (1848-1891) Edward Burgess was an American yacht designer, born June 30, 1848 in West Sandwich, Massachusetts. Edward is fifth son of Benjamin Franklin Burgess and Cordelia Williams Ellis. The Burgess ...more

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John McFarland is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
John McFarland Died at 41 (1840-1881) John C. McFarland was a sailor in the United States Navy and a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Battle of Mobile Bay during the American Civil War.

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Lewis Golding Arnold is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Lewis Golding Arnold Died at 54 (1817-1871) Lewis Golding Arnold was a career U.S. Army officer and a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War, primarily noted for his service in Florida.

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Edward Needles Hallowell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Edward Needles Hallowell Died at 35 (1836-1871) Edward "Ned" Needles Hallowell was an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War, commanding the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry following the death of Colonel ...more

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Charles Swasey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Charles Swasey Died at 23 (1839-1862) Charles H. Swasey was an officer in the United States Navy who was killed in action during the American Civil War.

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Edward A. Gisburne is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Edward A. Gisburne Died at 63 (1892-1955) Edward Allen "Eddie" Gisburne was a United States Navy officer and a recipient of the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his role in the battle which began the ...more

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John P. Yount is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
John P. Yount Died at 22 (1850-1872) John P. Yount was a soldier in the U.S. Army who served with the 3rd U.S. Cavalry during the Apache Wars against Cochise. In 1871, he was one of five men to receive the Medal of Honor for ...more

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Robert Cowdin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Robert Cowdin Died at 69 (1805-1874) Robert Cowdin was a businessman, a field officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War and a local politician in Massachusetts. Cowdin was colonel of the 1st Massachusetts Infantry and ...more

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Thomas Dudley is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Thomas Dudley Died at 77 (1576-1653) Thomas Dudley was a colonial magistrate who served several terms as governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Dudley was the chief founder of Newtowne, later Cambridge, Massachusetts, and built ...more

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William B. Poole is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
William B. Poole Died at 71 (1833-1904) William B. Poole was an American sailor who received the Medal of Honor for valor in action during the American Civil War. Poole was born in Maine in 1833. On June 19, 1864 he was serving as a ...more

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Joseph Dudley is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Joseph Dudley Died at 73 (1647-1720) Joseph Dudley was an English colonial administrator. A native of Roxbury, Massachusetts, and the son of one of its founders, Dudley had a leading role in the administration of the Dominion of ...more

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Randall Thompson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Randall Thompson Died at 85 (1899-1984) Randall Thompson was an American composer, particularly noted for his choral works.

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Edmund Hartt is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Edmund Hartt Edmund Hartt was a master carpenter and owned the shipyard in Boston, Massachusetts where USS Constitution was constructed in 1797. He also built USS Boston, USS Argus, and USS Independence . ...more

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Howard Mather Burnham is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Howard Mather Burnham Died at 21 (1842-1863) Lt. Howard Mather Burnham, is best known for having fought and died at the Battle of Chickamauga in Georgia, during the American Civil War.

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William S. Tilton is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
William S. Tilton Died at 61 (1828-1889) William Stowell Tilton was an American businessman and soldier who led a regiment, and occasionally a brigade, in the Army of the Potomac during the American Civil War. He and his men were ...more

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Thomas Cass is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Thomas Cass Died at 41 (1821-1862) Colonel Thomas Cass founded and was commander of the 9th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry of the Union Army, which saw extensive service in the American Civil War. Cass was wounded at ...more

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Edward F. Jones is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Edward F. Jones Died at 85 (1828-1913) Edward Franc Jones was an American merchant, manufacturer, author and politician from New York.

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Emma Borden is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Emma Borden Died at 76 (1851-1927)

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Henry L. Eustis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Henry L. Eustis Died at 66 (1819-1885) Henry Lawrence Eustis was a civil engineer, college professor, and soldier who served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.