Holyhood Cemetery is a cemetery located in Brookline, Massachusetts. Laid out in 1857, the cemetery was designed to reflect the mid-19th century influence of romantic landscape cemetery planning begun at Cambridge's Mount Auburn Cemetery. It was the first such cemetery in Brookline. The cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
It is best known for holding the final resting places of Joseph and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, and the Kennedys' daughter, Rosemary Kennedy. (The Kennedys were the parents of U.S. President John, U.S. Attorney General and U.S. Senator from New York Robert, and U.S. Senator from Massachusetts Edward.) The last child born to President Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, was also buried here until his father was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in 1963. Holyhood is also the final resting place of golfer Francis Ouimet and baseball player George Wright.
Commonwealth War Grave
The cemetery contains one Commonwealth war burial, of an American-born Royal Air Force Cadet of World War I William Becker Hagan.