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Jones, Rich and Barnes Funeral Home has proudly served the Portland, Maine, community for more than 170 years. Our funeral home has earned a longstanding reputation for helping all families in the greater Portland area with their funeral and cremation needs.

Our Portland funeral home

Sitting area at Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral HomeWith a focus on personal service, all of our funeral and memorial services are designed to meet the needs of our grieving families. We understand that losing a love one is a difficult experience and provide families with ways to receive comfort while honoring their loved one.

Jones, Rich and Barnes Funeral Home features tastefully decorated areas with comfortable seating, so our families have the time they need to sit with family and friends. We also have visitation rooms suitable for smaller gatherings, as well as outdoor ramps for those with alternate needs.

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We know each life is unique, and each one of us has a story to tell. That's why our dedicated team will work with you to create something that showcases your loved one's characteristics, passions and achievements. In addition to celebrating their life, our custom burial and cremation services also provide comfort to families during this difficult time.

History

Chapel at Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral HomeJones, Rich and Barnes Funeral Home has long been known for quality funeral services and welcomes all families with compassion and care.“We have a longstanding relationship with the community and are proud that, since 1838, we have served the families of Portland,” said Erik Tiner, manager of Jones, Rich and Barnes Funeral Home.

The Portland funeral home was originally founded as SS Rich and 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 funeral home was constructed on Woodford Street in 1959.

Growing to better serve Portland

At the time of the move, the new Portland funeral home became Jones and Rich Funeral Home, as Edward C. Jones became part-owner along with his father-in-law, Irving Rich. After the death of Jones in 1974, his widow, Elizabeth “Betty” Rich Jones, and her son, David Jones, took over the business.

In 1979, the company purchased Hutchins Funeral Home and became Jones, Rich and Hutchins Funeral Home. Mrs. Jones died in 1983, and David Jones and Robert Barnes assumed the responsibility to operate the firm. In 1999, the location joined the network of Dignity Memorial® providers. Today, David Jones and Robert Barnes both serve as vice presidents.

Continuing our care

Service room at Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral HomeOn January 17, 2017, Jones, Rich and Hutchins Funeral Home unveiled a new name: Jones, Rich and Barnes Funeral Home, recognizing the continued leadership of industry veteran Robert Barnes, a certified funeral service practitioner and vice president of the firm. Barnes, a licensed funeral director, has a long history with the funeral home dating back to 1975.

"We are honored to have Robert, who is well-known for his involvement in the Portland community along with his passion for serving families, on staff with a very involved role at the funeral home," said Erik Tiner. "We look forward to providing families with the quality, caring service they expect, while offering them personal funeral services." 

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Everyone at Jones, Rich and Barnes Funeral Home is committed to helping our families with compassionate, professional and personal service. Please contact us if you have an immediate need or would like to learn more about our services.

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Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"My wife (the decedent) came from a family in the funeral business so my familiarity with such arrangements was considerably above that of the average person. I found Jones, Rich and Barnes to be consummate and caring professionals in every respect. When a major problem (the inability to dig the grave due to weather induced conditions well beyond t

heir control) arose it did not cause them to fail to find a solution satisfactory to our needs."

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October 2022

"Bob helped us say goodbye to my Dad in a way that my Dad would have wanted things to go. He helped us find a bugler, he helped us navigate the church and grave site, how to deal with the paperwork etc. He was so very kind and the grandsons who were pallbearers stated how good he was to them in instructing them kindly, he was there to help with fl

owers, tissues, a word here and there, for comfort... anything. My whole family was touched by his kindness and caring ways. I can't say enough about the help given to us by Bob, he was the one who got us through it all and it meant a great deal !"

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October 2022

"This was our first experience with the loss of a parent and the compassion, care and respect that was shown to us by Brian Hahn, Marianne and staff was deeply appreciated. Our private 'last moments' with our loved one - although very emotional - was delivered with great care and dignity for our loved one. We were very thankful for Brian's recommend

ation of our chaplain, Carolyn Lambert, who was the kind and comforting counsel he knew we needed. She and Brian were very attentive to our young family, and added personal touches along the way. We are so grateful."

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September 2022

"The staff at Jones, Rich and Barnes treated us with utmost respect and kindness. They were professional and friendly. Everything was beyond our expectations. I can't say enough good about them. I highly recommend them."

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