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Our Founder, Joseph Nazaire Boufford

No institution better reflects the ideals and hopes of the founder, than does the J. N. Boufford & Sons Funeral Home. It mirrors clearly the vision that filled the life of Joseph Nazaire Boufford. Born in the Province of Quebec in 1866, he later immigrated to Somersworth, New Hampshire with his wife Clara Talbot Boufford. In 1904 he carried his business aspirations to Manchester. Here he continued what was to be a life's study in the art of embalming and funeral direction. Following progressive associations with others he founded the establishment that today bears his name. Having laid down the policy formulated thru his years of professional service as a basis for future management, he relinquished control to his son Edmond J. Boufford.

When J. N. Boufford opened the Boufford Funeral Home at 110 Bridge Street he changed the way people thought about funeral service. At the time, most funerals were conducted in private homes. He saw an opportunity to relieve grieving families of the details of preparing their homes for so many visitors. A funeral home would answer that need. To him dedication to public service was a sacred obligation. The present staff continues this tradition today.

The chapels of the J. N. Boufford & Sons Funeral Home are spacious rooms that make one feel the dignity of their purpose.

Edmond Joseph Boufford

Born in Somersworth, NH in 1899, Edmond came to Manchester where he attended St Augustin's School, and later Hesser's Business College. In 1925 he entered into his father’s profession and in 1932 Edmond was licensed as an embalmer in this state, as it was desired by the founder that he carry on on the business. In 1934 Edmond J. Boufford became the President of the J. N. Boufford & Sons Funeral Home. It was his motto that “no effort will ever be spared to have this home measure up to the high standards set by its founder, his revered father. "
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Clyde Joseph Baker

Clyde J. Baker is President and Treasurer of the J. N. Boufford & Sons Funeral Homes. He became a licensed funeral director in 1967. For over 30 years he has offered families his experience and professionalism in the field of planning and funeral management. He has managed the funeral home since that time. He is a member of the New Hampshire Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association.

Edmond Boufford Baker

Edmond B. Baker, son of Clyde and Adele Boufford Baker is the fourth generation to be associated with the Boufford Funeral Homes. He is the great-grandson of the founder. He became a funeral director in 1996. Commitment to service is Edmond’s legacy and he offers a personal history of excellence. He is a member of the New Hampshire Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association.

 

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Edmond Boufford Baker and Clyde Baker

Adele Boufford Baker
Vice President: Granddaughter of Founder

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Trusted service for over a century

No institution better reflects the ideals and hopes of its founder than does J N Boufford & Sons Funeral Home. It mirrors clearly the vision that filled the life of Joseph Nazaire Boufford. Born in St Norbert PQ in 1866, J N Boufford first settled in Somesworth NH with his wife, Clara Talbot Boufford. In 1904 he moved to Manchester, where he established the JN Boufford & Sons Funeral Home. To him dedication to public service was a sacred obligation. The present staff continues this tradition.

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