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Year Incorporated
As a town: 1848
As a city: 1890

Site Resources

The 25th Anniversary of St. Rose de Lima Parish, Aldenville, MA, 1934. Reproduction of the 1934 Souvenir program. It contains the Parish history and program of events for the celebration. Not only is this booklet filled with names of many parishioners, but it also contains ads of some local businesses. Many thanks to Tom & Leslie Fournier who not only transcribed this item, but also translated it from French!

The Hundredth Anniversary of the Organization of The Third Congregational Church and Society of Chicopee, Massachusetts Society Founded March 1835.   Submitted to the site by Robin Carvallo, thanks!

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City Clerk
413-594-4711 x 223
413-594-1554 fax
City Hall - 17 Springfield St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
M-Fr: 9a-5p


ADDRESS (if known)
Chicopee Cemeteries Notes: The earliest cemetery was established at the foot of Elm Street in Springfield. The "Old Burying Ground" was Chicopee's colonial cemetery on Chicopee Street (where all the Chapins are buried) -- first buried there was Miss Sarah Hitchcock in 1741. Thanks to Gail Ferris for contributing this information.
Ashley Cemetery unknown Across river from Chicopee. Riverdale St N of Ashley Ave. (West Springfield) Map
Notes on Ashley Cemetery, above: I obtained this listing with an indication it was in Chicopee, although it is clearly located in West Springfield. Also have heard it called "Ashleyville Cemetery" and due to its location, I suspect it may have some close ties to Holyoke, especially considering the name Ashley and the number of early Holyokers with the same surname. This is my personal thought only and is unverified. This listing also appears under the West Springfield cemetery listings.
Maple Grove Cemetery 1836 Front St. at Wintworth St.
Main Cemetery gate is on Auburn Street, which is off of Grape St. Grape St.extends between Springfield and Front Sts. (see map) Thanks to for the corrections and clarification!
The Maple Grove cemetery (between Elm and Auburn behind Robinson and Valentine Schools and originally called Cabotville Burying Ground, established 1836. Thanks to Gail Ferris for contributing this information.
St. Rose de Lima (Saint Rose) Cemetery
(Had also been reported as Santa Rosa)
1910 School House Rd and Olsen St.

Contact Diocese of Springfield
34 Nye St,
Springfield, MA 01104-2312
Phone: (413)736-0020

Church: St. Rose de Lima, organized 1898
Burials began ca. 1910 and for several years they buried babies in an unmarked area fronting School House Road. Today there are a clump of tombstones marking baby graves, but many more infants and toddlers are buried in that area than is obvious. The church has the records of these burials nonetheless. St. George Church (first known as St. Joachim) in Chicopee Falls, Maple Street, uses St. Rose de Lima cemetery as they both serve the French Catholic population. Thanks to Gail Ferris for contributing this information.
Sholom Cemetery unknown Pendleton Ave at Marten St.
Calvary Cemetery (Catholic) 1836 Calvary Cemetery
Hampden Street, Chicopee
(Marble Ave at Hampden St.)
Church: Holy Name of Jesus
Notes on Calvary Cemetery (above): Records at the Holy Name of Jesus Church, Chicopee, MA. Caretakers on the property. Contributed by Roberta Cyr.
Calvary Cemetery on Hampden Street was established in 1836. Contributed by Gail Ferris.
St. Patrick (Catholic) unknown Contact Diocese of Springfield
34 Nye St,
Springfield, MA 01104-2312
Phone: (413)736-0020
located Fuller Rd. at Davis St.
Church: St. Patrick
Fairview Cemetery 1870 Fairview Cemetery
Moore Street
Chicopee, MA
(Armory Dr at Abbey Memorial Dr.)
Notes: Records at the Parks & Recreation Dept. Front St. Chicopee, MA. Contributed by Roberta Cyr.
The "New Cemetery," established in 1870 with the first burial of Mrs. Hyde in 1870 -- the name was changed in 1890 to Fairview Cemetery. Thanks to Gail Ferris for contributing this information.
St Stanislaus Cemetery unknown St Stanislaus Cemetery
800 Montgomery St, Chicopee, MA 01013-3822
Phone: (413)532-8636
Church Web Site
Church: St. Stanislaus Basilica
East Street Cemetery 1878 East St at Hamilton St.
(between East and Broadway streets) Chicopee

Thanks to Gail Ferris for contributing this information.


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