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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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. at 65 (1859-1924)
Jacques Loeb was a German-born American physiologist and biologist.