Serving Portsmouth and the Surrounding Communities

J. Verne Wood Funeral Home - Buckminster Chapel, established in 1854, is an independently owned and locally operated family business offering a wide variety of Traditional Burial and Cremation options. As the oldest and largest funeral home in Portsmouth, NH, our firm has been blessed to serve over 25,000 families under the auspicious guidance of the Ward Family. We don’t take lightly the great responsibility entrusted onto us with the care of a loved one. Drawing upon over 100 years of combined experience of our staff and over 150 years of heritage, we pride ourselves in providing unparalleled professional and compassionate service to everyone who walks through our doors.

Our funeral home resides in the historic Benjamin F. Webster House in the heart of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. With its elegant Victorian style and charm, our home provides a comforting place for family and friends to gather, pay tribute, and celebrate a life well lived. Please call or visit us at any time for immediate or pre-need services. We are available by phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


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J. Verne Wood Funeral Home
Phone: (603) 436-1702
Fax: (603) 431-1841
84 Broad Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

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