There are many cemeteries in Holyoke, Chicopee and South Hadley that are strongly connected with the history of Holyoke. I have given indoor presentations on the history of burial grounds in South Hadley and Holyoke. If you are a genealogist that might have an ancestor buried in Holyoke or South Hadley, then this Burial Grounds of Holyoke key might help you locate the burial site.
1 – Elmwood Cemetery
5 – Calvary Cemetery
9 – Forestdale West Cemetery – see Forestdale Cemetery
12 – Mont Marie Cemetery
15 – Saint Rose Cemetery
defunct cemeteries of Holyoke
Congregational Cemetery of Holyoke
see stops 1, 4, and 8 at the Forestdale Cemetery LINK – The cemetery was moved in 1888 mostly into Forestdale.
Precious Blood Churchyard
see stop 2 at this Precious Blood Cemetery LINK
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Churchyard
see stop 1 at this Calvary Cemetery LINK
There exist an excellent resource at the Springfield History Museum called “Cemeteries of Ireland Parish before 1850.” by Loomis and Fox (typescript by Canany)