Covid-19 (Corona Virus) Update

As concern about the spread of the Corona Virus increases, and out of an abundance of caution for the families we serve, effective immediately and for the duration of this outbreak, we will be offering TribuCast, a funeral live-streaming service, to all of our patrons at no additional charge.

We realize that paying tribute to your loved ones is already a stressful experience, and no one should have to weigh the costs of attending a funeral in person, with contracting a potentially harmful disease.

If you already have a service scheduled with us, or are preparing for one in the near future, please reach out to us at or 1-860-643-2441.

The Holmes-Watkins Family.


Mark Holmes began the Holmes Funeral Home in 1925 in the north end of Manchester, and relocated to the present location in 1948. In 1977, his sons Howard, Arthur, and Norman Holmes purchased the Watkins Funeral Home from the Watkins Family, maintaining the history of family-owned businesses and community involvement in Manchester. In 2017 the four members of the third generation - Scott, Howard, Richard, and Mark Holmes - entrusted the continuation of Mark Holmes's vision to Glenn and Tiffany Blumenstein and Brian Romanowski.

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