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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.
John Belushi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Photo:  Sunset Boulevard/Getty Images

Age: Died at 33 (1949-1982)

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Humboldt Park, Illinois

Profession: Comedian, Musician, Screenwriter, Actor

Credits: The Blues Brothers, Saturday Night Live, Animal House, 1941

Also Ranked

#12 on The Funniest People of All Time

#32 on Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?

#3 on The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time

#55 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

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Ralph Waldo Emerson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
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Age: Died at 79 (1803-1882)

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Poet, Author, Essayist, Writer, Philosopher

Also Ranked

#29 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#43 on The Greatest Poets of All Time

#66 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

#4 on History's Greatest Essayists

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Jack Kerouac is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
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Age: Died at 47 (1922-1969)

Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Painter, Poet, Novelist, Screenwriter

Credits: On the Road, Big Sur, Pull My Daisy, Kerouac, the Movie

Also Ranked

#68 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#79 on The Best Novelists of All Time

#86 on The Best American Poets

#6 on The Most Unbearably Pretentious Authors In Literary History

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John Adams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Massachusetts
Photo: Asher Brown Durand/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

Age: Died at 91 (1735-1826)

Birthplace: Eastern United States, Braintree, New England, Norfolk County, United States of America, + more

Profession: Politician, Lawyer

Also Ranked

#6 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#11 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

#6 on The Best American Founding Fathers

#11 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

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