History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our History

As the proud new owners of Menlo Park Funeral Home and Cremation Services, we uphold the legacy of this licensed California Funeral Establishment while bringing a fresh, modern, and solutions-oriented approach to serving families.

The loss of a loved one can be an overwhelming experience, and we understand the importance of planning a proper goodbye. With our genuine care and extensive expertise, we strive to honor your loved one's wishes in a dignified and respectful manner while keeping costs affordable. Our deep knowledge in this field grants us access to valuable resources that you may not have considered, ensuring a comprehensive and meaningful end of life experience. Our ultimate goal is to help you find solace through a celebration of life, a tribute to the legacy left behind, and a sense of closure.

At Menlo Park Funeral Home and Cremation Services, we have embraced a unique operating model that combines timeless traditions with simplified yet transformative gatherings. We have streamlined outdated and expensive business practices that offer no real value to families. As a result, we can provide immediate cremation or burial services, making the process more efficient and hassle-free.

We are committed to serving you with compassion, integrity, and innovation. Menlo Park Funeral Home and Cremation Services is here to guide you through this difficult time, offering personalized and meaningful solutions that reflect your loved one's life. Trust us to provide the support and care you need during this important journey.

Our Valued Staff

  • Barry Bamford

    Barry Bamford President

    The president of Menlo Park Funeral and Cremation Services, Barry Bamford, has over 35 years of in the industry. After massive consolidation of the cemetery and funeral industry, Barry acquired Menlo Park Funeral and Cremation Services to provide end of life solutions that are more family focused, than share-holder focused.

  • John O'Connor

    John O'Connor Funeral Director

    John has been a licensed funeral director for over 50 years, following in the family footsteps of two generations before him.He was awarded the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce Golden Acorn Award 1994.He is a Commercial aircraft pilot and a life-long sailor, having sailed his boat, Windsong over 30,000 miles to 5 continents.He has served as an expert witness in three class action cases, one of them awarding $33,000,000.He is the father of Sean and Robyn, M-A High School classes of '85 and '86.