Licensed Staff


Howard , President
Email: howard@hwfh.com

Richard P. Holmes, Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer - Treasurer
Email: richard@hfhwfh.com
Office Phone: 860-643-2441 or 860-646-5310
Fax: 860-649-8263

Lifelong Manchester resident. He graduated from Miami-Dade Junior College in Florida with a Mortuary Science degree in 1979 and became a fully licensed funeral director/embalmer in 1980. He is longtime  parishioner of St. James RC Church and a member of the Town of Manchester Permanent Memorial Day Committee for over twenty-five years. He and his wife Susan have four children and five grandchildren.

Scott B. Holmes, Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer - Vice-President/Secretary
Email: scott@hfhwfh.com
Office Phone: 860-643-2441 or 860-646-5310
Fax: 860-649-8263

Born and raised in Manchester, he has been a Coventry resident since 2010. He graduated from New England Institute in Boston Class of 1986 with a Mortuary Science degree and became a fully licensed funeral director/embalmer in 1987. He has been involved with numerous civic organizations over the years including the Masons, Elks, and Rotary. He and his wife Lisa have two daughters and two granddaughters. (Scott is not an active funeral director or manager of the funeral homes.)

Mark C. Holmes, Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer - Asst. Vice-President/Asst. Secretary
Email: Mark@hfhwfh.com
Office Phone: 860-643-2441 or 860-646-5310
Fax: 860-649-8263

Born and raised in Manchester before moving to Vernon in 1995. Graduated from New England Institute in Boston in 1988 with a Mortuary Science Degree and became fully licensed in 1989. He is a member of the Manchester Elks Club and St. Bartholomew RC Church. He and his wife Lori have two adult children.

Barton A. Piper, Licensed Embalmer/Funeral Director
Office Phone: 860-643-2441 or 860-646-5310
Fax: 860-649-8263

Bart was born and raised in the Boston area. He graduated from New England Institute in 1988 with a Mortuary Science Degree. He moved to Connecticut in 1991 and became an employee of the Holmes and Watkins Funeral Homes. He and his wife Jennifer live in Manchester and have two children.

Tiana M. Cardone, Licensed Embalmer/Funeral Director
Office Phone: 860-643-2441 or 860-646-5310
Fax: 860-649-8263

Raised in the Burlingington, CT area, Tiana graduated from Lincoln College of New England in Southington (formerly Briarwood College) in 2013. After serving her apprenticeship she has been with the Holmes and Watkins Funeral Homes since 2015. She currently lives in Berlin.

Nathan M. Holmes, Licensed Embalmer/Funeral Director
Office Phone: 860-643-2441 or 860-646-5310
Fax: 860-649-8263

Nathan is a fourth generation family member of the funeral home. He was raised in Vernon and graduated from Eastern Connecticut State College in 2014, and the Lincoln College of New England in Southington, CT (formerly Briarwood College) in 2016 with a Mortuary Science degree. He became a fully licensed embalmer/funeral director in May of  2017. He currently resides in Vernon.

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