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Famous People Buried in Massachusetts

Updated June 14, 2019 35.2k views80 items

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

    Dec. at 33 (1949-1982)

    BirthplaceHumboldt Park, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

    John Adam Belushi (January 24, 1949 – March 5, 1982) was an American comedian, actor, and... more on Wikipedia

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Dec. at 79 (1803-1882)

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American essayist, lecturer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Jack Kerouac is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts

    Jack Kerouac

    Dec. at 47 (1922-1969)

    BirthplaceLowell, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Jack Kerouac (; born Jean-Louis Kérouac (though he called himself Jean-Louis Lebris de... more on Wikipedia

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    John Adams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts

    John Adams

    Dec. at 91 (1735-1826)

    BirthplaceEastern United States, Braintree, New England, Norfolk County, United States of America

    John Adams Jr. (October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826) was an American statesman, attorney,... more on Wikipedia

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    Eunice Kennedy Shriver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts

    Eunice Kennedy Shriver

    Dec. at 88 (1921-2009)

    BirthplaceBrookline, Massachusetts

    Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver, DSG (July 10, 1921 – August 11, 2009) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Abigail Adams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts

    Abigail Adams

    Dec. at 74 (1744-1818)

    BirthplaceUnited States of America, United States, with Territories, South Carolina, Greenville

    Abigail Adams (née Smith; November 22, [O.S. November 11] 1744 – October 28, 1818) was the... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    John Quincy Adams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts

    John Quincy Adams

    Dec. at 81 (1767-1848)

    BirthplaceEastern United States, Braintree, New England, Norfolk County, United States of America

    John Quincy Adams ( (listen); July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) was an American statesman,... more on Wikipedia
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    Lizzie Borden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts

    Lizzie Borden

    Dec. at 67 (1860-1927)

    BirthplaceFall River, Massachusetts

    Lizzie Andrew Borden (July 19, 1860 – June 1, 1927) was an American woman who was the main... more on Wikipedia

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    Louisa Adams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts

    Louisa Adams

    Dec. at 77 (1775-1852)

    BirthplaceEurope, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England

    Louisa Catherine Adams (née Johnson; February 12, 1775 – May 15, 1852), wife of John Quincy... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Alice Stone Blackwell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts

    Alice Stone Blackwell

    Dec. at 93 (1857-1950)

    BirthplaceEast Orange, New Jersey

    Alice Stone Blackwell (September 14, 1857 – March 15, 1950) was an American feminist,... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Edwin Booth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts

    Edwin Booth

    Dec. at 60 (1833-1893)

    BirthplaceBel Air, Maryland

    Edwin Thomas Booth (November 13, 1833 – June 7, 1893) was an American actor who toured... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Min Chueh Chang is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts

    Min Chueh Chang

    Dec. at 83 (1908-1991)

    BirthplaceTaiyuan, China

    Min Chueh Chang (simplified Chinese: 张明觉; traditional Chinese: 張明覺; pinyin: Zhāng Míngjué,... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Robert Creeley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts

    Robert Creeley

    Dec. at 79 (1926-2005)

    BirthplaceArlington, Massachusetts

    Robert White Creeley (May 21, 1926 – March 30, 2005) was an American poet and author of more... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Benjamin Edes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts

    Benjamin Edes

    Dec. at 71 (1732-1803)

    BirthplaceCharlestown, Boston, Massachusetts

    Benjamin Edes (October 14, 1732 – December 11, 1803) was a journalist and political agitator.... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Ray Stannard Baker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts

    Ray Stannard Baker

    Dec. at 76 (1870-1946)

    BirthplaceLansing, Michigan

    Ray Stannard Baker (April 17, 1870 in Lansing, Michigan – July 12, 1946 in Amherst,... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Benjamin Waterhouse is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts

    Benjamin Waterhouse

    Dec. at 92 (1754-1846)

    BirthplaceNewport, Rhode Island

    Benjamin Waterhouse (March 4, 1754, Newport, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    George Aiken is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts

    George Aiken

    Dec. at 46 (1830-1876)

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    George L. Aiken (December 19, 1830 – April 27, 1876) was a nineteenth-century American... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Jessie Ralph is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts

    Jessie Ralph

    Dec. at 80 (1864-1944)

    BirthplaceGloucester, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Jessie Ralph Patton (born Chambers, November 5, 1864 – May 30, 1944), known as Jessie Ralph,... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Jeremy Belknap is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts

    Jeremy Belknap

    Dec. at 54 (1744-1798)

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Jeremy Belknap (June 4, 1744 – June 20, 1798) was an American clergyman and historian. His... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Albion P. Howe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts

    Albion P. Howe

    Dec. at 79 (1818-1897)

    BirthplaceStandish, Maine

    Albion Parris Howe (March 13, 1818 – January 25, 1897) was a Union Army general in the... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    James Henry Carleton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts

    James Henry Carleton

    Dec. at 59 (1814-1873)

    BirthplaceLubec, Maine

    James Henry Carleton (December 27, 1814 – January 7, 1873) was an officer in the U.S. Army and... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Warner Oland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts

    Warner Oland

    Dec. at 59 (1879-1938)

    BirthplaceSweden, Bjurholm Municipality

    Warner Oland (born Johan Verner Ölund, October 3, 1879 – August 6, 1938) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Henry B. Carrington is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts

    Henry B. Carrington

    Dec. at 88 (1824-1912)

    BirthplaceWallingford, Connecticut

    Henry Beebee Carrington (March 2, 1824 – October 26, 1912) was a lawyer, professor, prolific... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Daniel Faunce is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts

    Daniel Faunce

    Dec. at 82 (1829-1911)

    BirthplacePlymouth, Massachusetts

    Daniel Worcester Faunce (January 3, 1829 – January 3, 1911) was an American clergyman and the... more on Wikipedia
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    Jacques Loeb is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts

    Jacques Loeb

    Dec. at 65 (1859-1924)

    BirthplaceMayen, Germany

    Jacques Loeb (; German: [løːp]; April 7, 1859 – February 11, 1924) was a German-born American... more on Wikipedia
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