110 Bridge Street, Manchester, NH 03103
110 Bridge Street
Manchester, NH 03103
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.
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."
Clyde J. Baker served President and Treasurer of the J. N. Boufford & Sons Funeral Homes until his death in 2015. He became a licensed funeral director in 1967. For over 48 years he offered families his experience and professionalism in the field of planning and funeral management. He managed the funeral home for over 46 years. He was a member of the New Hampshire Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association.
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.
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.