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List of famous people who died in Massachusetts, with photos when available. These notable Massachusetts deaths are loosely ordered by how famous each person was, meaning the most well-known people are at the top of the list. Some of the people mentioned below were celebrities who died in Massachusetts, while others were just renowned in their line of work. Either way everyone on this list has Massachusetts listed as their official place of death in any public records. Each prominent person who passed away in Massachusetts has information about them next to their names, including the year they were born and their place of birth.

You can rank all of these people, from Leon Eisenberg to William J. Granfield.

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This list of historic deaths in Massachusetts includes athletes, musicians, celebrities and notable local figures.

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Judy Garland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 47 (1922-1969)

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Ted Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 77 (1932-2009)

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Ralph Waldo Emerson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 79 (1803-1882)

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John Bardeen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 83 (1908-1991)

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Calvin Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 61 (1872-1933)

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Henry David Thoreau is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 45 (1817-1862)

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Eugene O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 65 (1888-1953)

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Robert Frost is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 89 (1874-1963)

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Patricia Neal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 84 (1926-2010)

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Andrew Carnegie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 84 (1835-1919)

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Lucy Stone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 75 (1818-1893)

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John Hancock is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 56 (1737-1793)

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Minor White is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 68 (1908-1976)

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John Updike is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 77 (1932-2009)

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Charles Joseph Van Depoele is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 46 (1846-1892)

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Charles Stark Draper is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 86 (1901-1987)

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Charles Evans Hughes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 86 (1862-1948)

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Louisa May Alcott is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 56 (1832-1888)

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Walter Leighton Clark is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 76 (1859-1935)

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Anthony Quinn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 86 (1915-2001)

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Elihu Thomson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 84 (1853-1937)

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Robert B. Parker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 78 (1932-2010)

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Daniel Webster is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 70 (1782-1852)

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Abigail Adams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 74 (1744-1818)

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Alfred Carlton Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 77 (1884-1961)

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Paul Tsongas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 56 (1941-1997)

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David Brudnoy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 64 (1940-2004)

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Har Gobind Khorana is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 89 (1922-2011)

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Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 64 (1887-1951)

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Elisha Gray is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 66 (1835-1901)

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Eunice Kennedy Shriver is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 88 (1921-2009)

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John Kenneth Galbraith is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 98 (1908-2006)

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Emily Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 56 (1830-1886)

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 75 (1807-1882)

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Albert Henry Munsell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 60 (1858-1918)

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Arthur Claude Ruge is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 95 (1905-2000)

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John Adams is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 91 (1735-1826)

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Edwin H. Land is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 82 (1909-1991)

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Henry Hobson Richardson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 48 (1838-1886)

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Thomas Blanchard is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 76 (1788-1864)

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James Russell Lowell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 72 (1819-1891)

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William James Sidis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 46 (1898-1944)

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Erastus Brigham Bigelow is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 65 (1814-1879)

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Frank Cooke is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 92 (1913-2005)

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Donald Roebling is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 51 (1908-1959)

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Greenleaf Whittier Pickard is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 79 (1877-1956)

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Gridley Bryant is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 78 (1789-1867)

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Tip O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 82 (1912-1994)

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Rich Cronin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 36 (1974-2010)

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Belden Bly is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 92 (1914-2006)