William Rosenberg

Birth Name:
William Rosenberg
Birth Date:
June 10, 1916
Birth Place:
Boston, Massachusetts
Death Date:
September 22, 2002
Place of Death:
Mashpee, Massachusetts
Cause of Death:
Bladder cancer
Cemetery Name:
Sharon Memorial Park
Claim to Fame:
Business and Finance
Bill Rosenberg was an American entrepreneur who founded the Dunkin' Donuts franchise in 1950 in Quincy, Massachusetts. As one of the pioneers in name-brand franchising, Dunkin' Donuts originally was named the "Open Kettle" doughnut shop when the first location was open in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1948. At the end of 2021, there were more than 13,000 outlets of the chain in 42 countries with gross revenue approaching $1.4 billion.

Fun Facts

The first Dunkin’ Donuts is located at 541 Southern Artery in Quincy. It was recently renovated with a “retro” look to mimic as closely as possible when the restaurant first opened in 1948.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Sharon Memorial Park

120 Canton Street

Sharon, Massachusetts, 02067


North America


Cemetery map of Sharon Memorial Park in Sharon, Massachusetts

Grave Location:

Gilead, Section 29, Lot E.3, Space 13

Grave Location Description

As you enter the cemetery, make your way to the left and weave around to Section 29 (Gilead). Located on one of the four corners of the section, look for the 6-foot stone wall and he is located across the road surrounded by a very low hedge and a bench with the name “Rosenberg” engraved on top. Bill can be found to the right of the bench.

Grave Location GPS

42.1475550, -71.1739630

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