PORTLAND, Maine – Jones, Rich and Hutchins Funeral Home, a provider in the Dignity Memorial network, is now named Jones, Rich and Barnes Funeral Home, according to a prepared release.
The name change recognizes “the continued leadership of industry veteran, Robert Barnes, CFSP, vice president of the firm,” acording to the release. Barnes, a licensed funeral director, has a long history with the funeral home dating back to 1975.
“We have a longstanding relationship with the community and are proud that since 1838 we have served the families of Portland,” said Erik Tiner, Jones, Rich and Barnes Funeral Home manager. “We are honored to have Robert, 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. We look forward to continuing to provide families with the quality service they have come to expect, while providing them with the latest innovation in funeral services.”
Barnes began his career in the U.S. Army serving in the Mortuary Affairs unit of the U.S Army Mortuary in Seoul, Korea during the Vietnam War. A licensed practitioner since 1974 in the state of Maine, he has served at Jones, Rich and Hutchins Funeral Home since 1975. Barnes was appointed to the Maine State Board of Funeral Service in 1994 and served as chairman for 17 years. He was recently reappointed as a board member. He has served as past president of the Maine Funeral Directors Association and is currently a member. On the national level, Barnes serves as District 1 representative for the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards, Inc., representing Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Provence of Quebec and Nova Scotia.
“Our funeral home has an incredible history of serving greater Portland for many years, and I look forward to continuing to serve families with the same personalized service that I've been honored to provide,” Barnes said.