About Us

Our funeral home was founded in 1912 in Russell, NY by Raymond J. French. Then in 1946 Raymond and his son Leon J. French owned and operated French Funeral Home in Edwards, NY which is still in operation. In 1978 Leon’s son Richard became a licensed funeral director and he helped Leon run the funeral home in Edwards.

In 1988 Richard purchased Sprague Funeral Home in Gouverneur, NY and changed the name to French Funeral Home Inc. In 1998 Richard’s daughter Heather became a licensed funeral director and in 2001 his son Paul also became a licensed funeral director.

In 2009 Heather and Paul purchased Adirondack Funeral Home in Star Lake, NY and changed the name to French Family Funeral Home. Together Richard, Heather and Paul run the funeral homes in Edwards, Gouverneur and Star Lake.