Holy Mother of the Rosary Cemetery

The Holy Mother of the Rosary Cemetery is in Chicopee Massachusetts. It was purchased from Chicopee on June 26 1897 from a portion of the land of Fairview Cemetery. It belongs to the Holy Mother of the Rosary Church which is a Polish National Church in Chicopee.

Cemeteries of Chicopee

1 -Gates and Sign

Holy Mother of the Rosary Cemetery has nice masonry gates.

2 – Bishop

Walenty Peter Gawrychowski – FINDAGRAVE

Most likely this memorial stone was above the grave of Gawrychowski but the stone was moved to a position lower down the hill and an altar shaped memorial stone was placed above the body of Gawrychowski in 1961.

3 – Memorial

altar consecrated as a token of gratitude to Fr Walenty Gawrychowski and the first founders of the parish of Our Lady of the Rosary in December 1896 - true work

4 – WW2 Death

5 – Old Stones

6 – Fairview Cemetery

The Holy Rosary Cemetery has been carved out of the older Fairview Cemetery. This cemetery is easy to view from the fence at the top of the hill. LINK

7 – Modern Stones

8 – Holy Mother of the Rosary Polish National Church


The parish was found December 23 1896. The first pastor came January 11 1897 from Buffalo New York. This was Valentine Gawrychowski. The dedication of the church was October 12 1897.

Walenty Peter Gawrychowski – FINDAGRAVE

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