Our grandfather, Louis M. Kfoury, began his funeral profession in 1932 in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Louis was 21 years old and the youngest Funeral Director in the area at the time.
In 1936, having established his reputation as a dignified, compassionate care-giver, and knowing that Boston was where he could best serve his growing number of client families, Louis moved the business to Boston’s South End. At that time, most city funeral homes were merely storefronts, as the majority of funeral services took place in the family home or at a place of worship.
In 1937 Louis met Rose Haddad of West Roxbury. This meeting would be the beginning of four generations (and counting) of the Kfoury family in West Roxbury. Louis and Rose married in 1940, and had two sons, Louis Jr. and Ronald.
Louis was joined in the family funeral profession by our father, Louis M. Kfoury, Jr. in the mid 1960’s. This was an exciting time for our Dad, who had recently married his high school sweetheart, Ann O’Flanagan, and settled down in West Roxbury to raise his family. Louis Jr. and Ann married in 1966 and had two sons, Louis III and Richard.
By 1972 Louis recognized the need for a larger facility and a more central location, to best meet the needs of client families who were both growing in number and moving outside of the South End. That year Kfoury Funeral Home opened in a beautiful Victorian in Brookline, Mass., near the JFK Birthplace, and flourished in a location convenient to both the South End and to our many client families throughout Greater Boston.
Upon Louis’ death in 1979, our Dad took over the business and carried it through the 1980’s and 1990’s. He quickly earned a reputation of compassionate and caring service, which allowed him to serve more and more new client families. It was during the mid 1990’s that Dad was joined by his son, Louis III. This would prove to be the link in joining Dad’s generation of service to the reputation which we uphold today.
Louis Jr. passed away in 2000. The Kfoury Funeral Service has continued to flourish under Louis III and Richard, who have earned their own reputations as a dignified, compassionate care-givers.
In September 2003 the Keefe Funeral Home in West Roxbury, which had been established in 1946 by Francis T. Keefe, became the new home for the Kfoury family to carry on a commitment to compassionate service. In recognition of its history, the home was renamed the Kfoury Keefe Funeral Home. Our beautifully-renovated funeral home is the fulfillment of a longtime dream of both our father and grandfather, and will be our home for generations to come.