About Us


Where does one begin? There are so many choices in color, size and quality that choosing a monument can be a daunting task. At Manchester Memorial Company we specialize in bringing ideas to life. In a sense, we really don't sell monuments at all…we give shape and form to a family's love. We've been doing this for five generations. Your loved one's story is important. With your insight guiding our hand, we help you tell that story the way it should be told. In Stone. Forever. It all starts with a phone call to us. Together we can celebrate a life well lived.

Who Is Manchester Memorial Company?

In 1920 J. Louis Boucher crossed the border from his native Canada and took up the granite trade here in the United States. In 1939 he founded Manchester Memorial Company. At that time there were fifteen other monument stores in the area. With a flair and style all his own, J. Louis quickly honed in on the elements which would make his company stand out among all the others… one of a kind, personalized monument designs. Each and every family is unique; every monument should be unique. There were no cheap, car salesman tricks. He earned trust everywhere by simply keeping his word.

Through the years the other companies have disappeared, but the Boucher family still owns and operates Manchester Memorial Company, keeping their promises just the way great grandfather used to. 

Our Portfolio


Our Portfolio
The beauty, durability and versatility of bronze, marble, slate and granite suit them well for a wide variety of uses: cemetery and civic memorials, mausoleums and shrines to be sure. But these materials are ideal for signs, benches, birdbaths, sundials, planters and garden memorials. Please visit the various galleries in our portfolio to see examples of our artistry and craftsmanship.

Traditional Upright, Slant and Flat Memorials
Any of the well-known familiar shapes and sizes can be customized to fit your particular needs. Many cemeteries have regulations dictating dimensions depending on lot size and location. Whatever your restrictions are, a beautiful work of art can be created to celebrate your loved one’s life. All of our work is perpetually warrantied for your peace of mind.

Mausoleums 
These very special kinds of monuments are not for everyone. Their stately forms of flawless granite create an architectural work of art. Families can choose a simple, single above ground crypt, or they can choose to have a fully enclosed chapel mausoleum built according to any desired design. Altars, fountains, murals, windows, and stained glass can all be included. Manchester Memorial Company has been the area’s only designer and installer of private mausoleums for the past half century.

Feature Memorials
Feature or estate monuments usually rest on larger, family lots and are available with the same range of possibilities as other types of monuments. Their larger size allows for more creativity and artistic flair limited only by your imagination. Our portfolio shows some of these types of memorials erected by our family over the last 80 years.

Cremation, Garden and Bench Memorials
We recognize that times are changing. More and more people are seeking different and unique ways to memorialize their loved ones. Cremation monuments can be as grand as a traditional memorial or be a simple sundial. Statues, birdbaths and benches can be personalized to tell the story of a life and be placed in a cemetery or garden setting. We have a large variety of these types of memorials and relish the opportunity to take on any design challenge.

Civic Memorials and Signs
From commemorating heroic deeds of the past to conveying a sense of dependability and strength in the present, stone is the natural choice. Often combined with other artistic materials, such as bronze and glass, no other material will stand the test of time.

Bronze Markers and Dedication Plaques
Some cemeteries have sections dedicated to bronze markers. While the amount of customization is more limited, life stories can still be told in beautiful ways. This same bronze, often used for cemetery markers has been used for over a century as the material of choice for plaques dedicated to the memory of those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. Available in countless sizes and shapes with customized symbolism, cast bronze will suit the needs of all looking for a long lasting and artistic medium.

Pet Markers 
If your loved one was a pet, Manchester Memorial Company has the experience to create a quality monument to celebrate its life. While we work closely with the local pet cemeteries, we can also design and install a pet memorial for your yard or private garden area. Go ahead and put our staff to the test!

Services


Monument Cleaning

For specialized granite cleaning contact Manchester Memorial Company today. We will clean your monument so it looks brand new. Click "Learn More" to see before and after photos of cleanings completed by MMC.

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Monument and Marker Restoration

The talented craftsmen at Manchester Memorial Company have over 80 years of experience in the restoration of granite, slate, and marble monuments. Click "Learn More" to see a few other restorations of older memorials.

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Cemetery & On-Site Lettering

Our cemetery letterer has the ability to match any and all types of engravings. We can add names, dates and plaques to match any memorial and have been doing so for the past 80 years.

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Bronze Refinishing

Bronze weathers naturally over time and Manchester Memorial Company has the knowledge and expertise to refinish your bronze grave marker or dedication plaque to its original luster.

Sandblasting

Custom sandblasting of metal parts, glass and mirrors is available. There are some size limitations. Call for details. Click "Learn More" for more photos of our work.

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Flower Vases

Our selection of flower vases includes granite, bronze, aluminum and cast metal.

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Vigil Lamps

Vigil lamps, sometimes referred to as eternal lights, are used in cemeteries and memorial gardens to honor and remember deceased loved ones. Our selection includes vigil lights that are powered by solar, candles, batteries and are made of an assortment of different materials.

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Photo Medallions

By adding a photo to your family memorial your loved one will be remembered for years to come.

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Cemetery Flags and Holders

Veteran Flag Holders are in remembrance of service members and veterans who have sacrificed everything protecting our freedom. It is an appropriate tribute to honor their gravesite. For those who selflessly defended our freedom, these flag holders simply state, "Thank you and we will never forget."

Testimonials


"It looks great. Thank you"

"Jeffrey Boucher & Kristen Smith: I want to thank you for your assistance and I would like to tell you that I am more than pleased at the way the engraving on our headstone turned out. Excellent work! It is Beautiful!"

"The engraving looks beautiful - Thank you"

"Thank you so much, it looks beautiful. It is such a beautiful monument."

"Thank you. I saw the stone with the added date. You did a very good job."

"Thank you! We're happy with my mother's headstone."

"Jeff, Nice job. Looks good. Thanks""

"Thank you again for your services. Mom's are important."

"Thank you for all your help in preparing the monument. Our entire family loves it."

"Hi Jeff, We (3 children and me) were all together this past week and went to see Paul's monument. (Susan was happy her date wasn't on it!) We are so pleased it is beautiful. You do great work. Many thanks"

7/18/17 "Jeff, I am very pleased with the monument! The stone cutter did a beautiful job creating Our Lady. You were so helpful & supportive to me throughout this process! Thank you & God Bless."

"Thank you for an Excellent job. It looks brand new! I will recommend you to anyone."

"Thanks so much for doing this work for "our" brother Bill!"

"Thank you so much for your prompt service. It looks wonderful."

"Kristen & Jeff, Thank you so much for your exceptional service in creating a very nice monument for my son James."

"Thank you very much! Excellent job!!!"

"Perfect! I Love them."

"Thank you - The stone does look new."

6.4.19 "Dear Jeff and Kristen, The monument is beautiful. It's perfect. I couldn't be happier about the way it turned out. I would be happy to recommend you should the need arise. Thank you!"

"Dear Jeff, It has been a pleasure to have you guide us through the design of Mom's tombstone! I've planted lots of flowers & 4 tomatoes on the site. I am hoping for a weeping cherry too. The stone is very attractive and all the family is quite pleased. Thank you so much for your gentle pressure approach to handling all this. We will definitely recommend your services to others. (Hope we don't need them too quickly though.)"

"Kristen and Jeff, Thank you so much for all of your help through this process. You have been incredibly helpful, professional and polite. I will recommend you you whenever the opportunity arises."

"Dear Jeff, Enclosed is my check for the balance for Ed's monument. I want to thank you for all your help. (Kristen too) You made a very difficult situation easier to complete. It was a real pleasure meeting you & Kristen. Take care & be well."

"Nice work! Thank you so much!"

"Dear Jeff, Thank you for doing this work so quickly. I so appreciate your kindness & consideration."

"Jeff & Kristen, I just wanted to thank you both so much for your help over the past year - selecting a stone, design and creating my Dad's beautiful memorial stone. I appreciate your kind-hearted assistance."

"Jeff, Thank you very much for making sure the VA marker was engraved, delivered and installed properly. A job well done as you promised."

"Dear Mr. Boucher and Manchester Memorial, Thank you for your valuable contribution to my Eagle Scout Service Project. With your help, I was able to raise $7,000 towards the construction of a monument displaying the Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes. Because of your generosity, I am now officially an Eagle Scout. I encourage you to visit Holy Rosary Church in Hooksett, NH so you can view this beautiful monument."

"Jeff, Everyone, including myself, are in awe of your work. I can't thank you enough."

"Hello Mr. Boucher, I am so thankful that God did lead me to you. It is never too late to learn. I am so grateful that you are a patient man. I really want to thank you for the beautiful bench and all the detail involved. You have made it exceed my expectations. I am hoping the Bible verse will help bring souls to Jesus as Savior. My wife and relatives that have seen the bench are so wowed at the beautiful job that you at Manchester Memorial have done. Thank you so much."

"Hi Jeff, thank you for great service and a job well done."

"Jeffrey.... Thank you very much for an excellent cleaning job on my grandparent's monument. I am very pleased. At 75, I'll leave the next cleaning to Reese and my niece, Jan!! We are going to Italy on Aug.10th to revisit my grandfather's great nieces and nephews there. I will be bringing photos of the spanking clean monument with me. Thanks Again, Mike"

"Dear Mr. Boucher, I want to thank you. The monument for my husband is beautiful. It turned out exactly as I had envisioned it and you made a difficult process as easy as possible. Julie"

"To whom it may concern, I spoke with a gentleman on 3/19/15 at about 4:30pm. I didn't catch his name unfortunately. I just wanted to express my gratitude for being willing to go above and beyond the call of duty. He was willing to research where my family burial plot was and offered to go Mt. Calvary in Somersworth if I was unable to find a company closer. Kind hearts do not go unnoticed. I hope this gets to him, it's just a little token for 10 minutes of kindness in a difficult time. Sincerely, Appreciative Girl From Ohio"

Contact Us


Phone (603) 622-9013

Fax     (603) 622-7696

manchestermemorialco@gmail.com

305 Calef Road
Manchester, New Hampshire 03103

Sunday           CLOSED

Monday          9am - 5pm

Tuesday          9am - 5pm

Wednesday    9am - 5pm

Thursday        9am - 5pm

Friday              9am - 5pm

Saturday         By Appointment

Evenings by appointment

In home consultations available 




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