Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home

199 Woodford Street, Portland, ME 04103 | 207-775-3763 | MAP


History of Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home

Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home was originally founded as SS Rich & Son Funeral Home in 1838 by Samual Snow Rich. The business operated at facilities on Pearl Street, Exchange Street and Mellen Street before a new facility was constructed for the funeral home on Woodford Street in 1959.

At the time of the move, the new funeral home became Jones & Rich Funeral Home, as Edward C. Jones became part owner of the funeral home along with his father-in-law, Irving Rich. After the death of Mr. Jones in 1974, his widow, Elizabeth “Betty” Rich Jones, assumed responsibility of the funeral home. Her son, David, entered the family business a few years later.

In 1979, the business purchased the Hutchins Funeral Home and assumed its current name of Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home. Mrs. Jones died in 1983, leaving the firm to her son and Robert Barnes, a funeral director who was serving as treasurer of the firm. In 1996, Mr. Jones and Mr. Barnes sold the business, and it was then acquired by an affiliate of Service Corporation International in 1999.

Today, we are proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. Mr. Barnes and Mr. Jones are still very active in the firm today as they continue to serve families. We take pride in the long heritage of the funeral home and will continue to uphold the standard of service that families from Greater Portland have come to expect from us in their hour of need.

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