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 burial and cremation needs.
- Catered Receptions
- Funeral Celebrants
- Event Space
Our Portland funeral home
With 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.
Jones, 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
On 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."
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.
We cherish the community we serve and invite you to join us for our upcoming events.
"All my family has had arrangements through this funeral home. I didnt think twice about going anywhere else."
"Excellent service, very compassionate staff, the clery offered to me for the service was so warm, and understanding and well versed in the spirit of an individual deceased and their loved ones."
"The entire staff came through on every detail promised."
"Our overall experience was positive. The staff was helpful and compassionate. I would highly recommend this funeral home"
"My husband was very impressed with the care and compassion provided to our family at a very difficult time, so he set up appointment for prearrangement for him!"