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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
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Age: Died at 33 (1949-1982)

Birthplace: Humboldt Park, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Also Ranked

#52 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#86 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#32 on The Most Psychedelic People Ever

#25 on The Greatest Rock Stars Who Died Before 40

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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

Also Ranked

#52 on The Greatest Poets of All Time

#27 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#3 on History's Greatest Essayists

#13 on The Best American Poets

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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

Also Ranked

#68 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#83 on The Best Novelists of All Time

#69 on The Best American Poets

#9 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: Braintree, Massachusetts, United States of America

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#75 on The Most Important Leaders in World History

#11 on The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

#6 on The Best American Founding Fathers

#3 on The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time

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