The Holmes Funeral Home was established in the north end of Manchester on Woodbridge Street in 1925 by Mark Holmes and has been a community service and a place for holding funerals and honoring a life ever since. Mark's sons Howard L., Arthur, and Norman operated the family business from 1946 (moving to the current location at 400 Main Steet in 1948) and acquired the Watkins Funeral Home, a long established (1876) family operated funeral home, in 1977. In 1992  Mark's grandsons, Howard M., Richard, Scott, and his namesake Mark C. acquired the funeral homes and are currently operating the business.   

             We are a 24 hour, 7 day a week, 365 day a year service. Just like ambulance, police, and fire departments, we are ready to respond to wherever the death has occured, at home, at a nursing facility, or at a hospital. We can help arrange for different types of services (funeral, memorial, celebration of life) and dispostions (burials, cremations, medical donation). No two families are the same, we strive to accomodate the needs of all. We are here to help you celebrate, remember, and be with you at a difficult time that everyone, ourselves included, have or will experience.

                       " Where Personal Consideration is a Tradition "

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Holmes-Watkins Funeral Homes | 400 Main Street | Manchester, CT 06040 | Phone: 860-643-2441
Watkins Funeral Home | 142 East Center Street | Manchester, CT 06040 | Phone: 860-646-5310