A native of Manchester, Adele is a second generation Franco-American and proud of her heritage and culture. She was educated in local schools and attended Rivier University and the University of New Hampshire She is also
a member of PI DELTA PHI, the French National Honor Society at St Anselm College. Raised in a bi-lingual family, her love for the French language continued at the Berlitz School of Languages in Boston where she would later become the Director of The Translation Services.
Returning to Manchester, she substituted in French and Spanish in local High Schools and teaching English as a Foreign Language to newly arrived French Canadians. She was a partner in Baker, Pappas & Dastin, Marketing and Public Relations. As Director of Development at Notre Dame College, she coordinated all fundraising and planned giving activities. From 1994 to 2004, Adele served as Executive Director of The Centre Franco-américain, a French cultural and heritage organization promoting the talents of Francophone artists the world over. In 1997 she was named Franco American of the Year.
In 2001, she became Honorary Consul of France and has been proud to represent the French government in New Hampshire to this day. In 2004, collaborated on the Quebec 400 (1604-2004) the founding of Quebec and served on The Champlain Committee to erect a commemorative plaque on the banks of the St Lawrence River depicting the cities and towns in New England where the French Canadians settled at the turn of the 20th Century. Manchester, NH played a prominent during that event.
She remains very active by volunteering and has served on the Boards of Directors of Catholic Medical Center, Make-a- Wish, The Manchester City Library, The Manchester Community Music School, The Gilbert French Language Foundation and The Holy Cross Family Learning Center. She is on the The Palace Theatre Advisory Board She is a Paul Harris Fellow of the Queen City Rotary Club. In 2008, President Sarkozy named her Knight of the National Order of Mérit, France’s second highest honor.
Adele owns and along with her son Edmond operates J. N. Boufford & Sons, a four generation funeral home in Manchester. Another son, Greg, is an Anesthesiologist in NYC and she has 2 grandchildren.
She’s an avid golfer and loves to travel.
”I’m honored and humbled to serve on the Board of Directors of CASA, such a worthwhile organization.”