About

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.

Personal service options

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." 

Contact us

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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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

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 entire family was impressed with the attention to our needs and the fact that we did not want a traditional funeral, only a grave site service. Everything went just beautifully, no last minute problems."

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November 2021

"Our family felt that all details were handled with understanding and compassion. We felt like everyone cared and supported us."

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November 2021

"The staff at Jones, Rich and Barnes are so professional but first they are caring. They were available by phone or email. When I had questions or concerns they were handled quickly and efficiently. Even though I live in Orono, special care was taken to make sure all our needs and wishes were met. The staff in Portland contacted the staff at Birmingham's in Old Town to care for my aunt's body when she passed. They were caring and friendly. It was only seven months ago that I buried my mother and I experienced the special care when they handled her arrangements. I was not disappointed when I contacted them for my aunt. The whole staff is friendly, caring, concerned and professional."

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October 2021

"Going through a very difficult time, dealing with siblings coming in from afar, the experience with Jones, Rich and Barnes was nothing short of outstanding. They worked through each and every need, component and helped us plan wonderful services that celebrated the life of my mother and will be remembered by all that attended for the rest of our lives! Erik and team were engaging, helpful, proactive and a pleasure to deal with. I give Jones, Rich and Barnes Funeral Home the utmost highest recommendation!"

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