Lake View Cemetery

Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown

Lake View Cemetery
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2CAtravelers
Brattleboro, VT673 contributions
Sep 2021
We spent about 15 minutes visiting the grave of Lucille Ball who is buried here. It's easy to find, simply start at the intersection of Buffalo St. and Lakeview Ave. The cemetery entrance is just north of this intersection and you must make an immediate left turn into the cemetery so do look closely. On the pavement are little hearts in red so simply drive slowly and follow the hearts. She's buried not that far from the entrance and there is room for 2 or 3 cars to pull over to one side of the roadway. You'll also notice headstones from the Hunt family which are all related to Lucy.
This is one of those do it since you're already there kind of places.
Written September 9, 2021
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scouternurse
Rochester, NY35 contributions
Jul 2021
We easily found the location of the Ball family gravesite. It is in the middle essentially; but look for a white painted line with pink hearts; it leads you to a nicely stoned walk going up to the Ball tombstone; She is buried there with her parents and brother...it is a nice , well cared for location; it felt very safe there in the daytime.
Written July 16, 2021
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Bill K
Spencerport, NY1,365 contributions
Jun 2021
Taking in the Lucille Ball tour, we drove past her birth home and childhood home before stopping by her final resting place. If you manage to take the main entrance at Buffalo St and Lakeview Ave, you will see the red hearts that lead to her grave site making it very easy to find (not so much if you go in a different entrance).

I did find it odd the website for the cemetery does not mention Lucille Ball being buried there except at the end of an article stating B.F Goodrich is buried there also and where his plot is in relation to hers.

The cemetery is huge (over 45,000 graves) and has some nice grave sites if want to drive around the grounds
Written June 21, 2021
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Laurie K
West Seneca, NY471 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
We were in the area so we decided to stop to see Lucille Ball's headstone.....doesn't look anything like picture on trip advisor, they have a path into the cemetery with red hearts with a white L in the middle on the road to lead you to the site. When you arrive there is a heart carved in the stone at the beginning of the path leading to her headstone.
We got up to the stone it's all dirt with one very small hosta in front half dead what a disappointment !!!!
You would think if people from all over the place come to see this the minute spring hits you would take care of area in front of stone put flowers and flag as seen on site to keep it looking nice for visitors, it doesn't take much work to keep it nice.
Not worth the stop was upset at how the area around stone looked so sad nobody cares to maintain it.
Written May 22, 2021
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Rick H
Cambridge, Canada427 contributions
Dec 2019
My Late wife and I visited here in Sept of 2011. We were here once before but I cannot recall the dates at this time. Lucy's grave is easy to find. You'll see it from the road. The day we arrived it was pouring rain like never before. We had to wait. There is the entire family up there and further research was needed on our behalf to tell who was who. She was originally buried in LA and her kids had her sent here three years after her passing. This cemetery is big and lots of old stones. Walkers and joggers go through here like most large cemeteries. Great area for photos. Not too far from downtown Jamestown or her homes where she grew up. I hope to visit here again once the virus hits the road.
Written November 8, 2020
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Chris W
Maryland62 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Her grave was easily found. Just look for the red garbage can on the road. They also have red hearts in the road to send you to her grave.
Written October 16, 2020
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Dewayne P
Elizabethtown, KY1,518 contributions
Sep 2020
This looks like a nice cemetery for walkers as the ground is fairly flat for the most part. The cemetery has a fitting tribute to Lucille Ball, as you enter the main gate there are little hearts leading to her gravesite.
Written September 7, 2020
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Henry
United States6 contributions
Feb 2020
When visiting with my family of course we walked the cemetery. We heard the story of the lady in the glass case! quite interesting to say the least.
Written August 26, 2020
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Lou L
Long Island, NY144 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Prior to visiting the Lucy-Desi Museum on a soon to be rainy day, we made it our purpose to visit this cemetery. No matter what age you are, or if you grew up with the show, I Love Lucy is hysterical, groundbreaking, and has earned its place in history. That’s enough reason to make anyone want to visit here. Enter at the corner of Buffalo and Lakeview past the entrance sign. Park your car and follow the red hearts to her plot. We spent significant time there early on a Sunday and it was beautiful to express our thanks to this pioneer who has brought incalculable joy to us and millions of others.
Written August 2, 2020
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CATTSAR
Provincetown, MA21,127 contributions
Nov 2019
I stopped here on the way out of town after visiting the museums. It was sad but satisfying to stand at Ms Ball's grave like a closure to an old friend I had never really met. I stood there thinking of the million laughs I have gotten and continue to get from her incredible talent.I thought of all I had learned from her including watching her dance and practicing the steps til I got them right. I said some prayers and left. I still love Lucy and miss her!
Written November 20, 2019
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