Famous New England gravesites
Lillian Gertrud Asplund(b. Oct. 21, 1906, d. May 6, 2006)
Claim to fame: Longest-living US Titanic survivor
Buried: All Faiths Cemetery, Worcester
Lillian Gertrud Asplund — who at the time of her death was the last US Titanic survivor and the last person to remember seeing the ship sink — lived a quiet life, first in Worcester, then in Shrewsbury. She rarely talked about the disaster and refused to give interviews about the incident or her private life. Asplund, who was 5 years old when the Titanic went down, lost her father and three of her brothers, including a fraternal twin, in the sinking. Another brother and her mother survived.