Raymond Butterfield II, "Ray Sr.", is the son of Raymond and Alice Butterfield, founders of The Butterfield Home and Chapel. Ray has been a Cranston resident all his life. He was a 1964 graduate of Cranston East High School. After serving in the U.S. Navy for 4 years, he continued his education at The New England Institute of Anatomy where he received his degree in Funeral Service in 1969. An avid boater and fisherman, Ray is a member of the Block Island Billfish Tournament Committee, Cranston Knights of Columbus, Auburn Library Club, and is a communicant of St. Matthews Church. An associate member of the RI Police Chiefs Association, Ray is also involved with the VFW Post 329, and American Legion Post 20. Ray is a member of the Rhode Island, and the National Funeral Directors Association. Ray is married to Eileen, also an employee at the funeral home. Together they have three children: Raymond, Michelle, & Suzanne.
Raymond Butterfield III, "Ray Jr.", is the son of Ray and Eileen Butterfield. A graduate of Bishop Hendricken High School in 1989, The University of Rhode Island, and the New England Institute in 1994, Ray is also a Cranston resident. He has enjoyed competitive swimming all his life and is a Rhode Island Interscholastic League Swimming Official. Ray is also a communicant of St. Matthews Church. He is a member of the Rhode Island Funeral Directors Association, currently serving on its Board of Governors. He is also a member of the National Funeral Directors Association. Ray is married to Laura, and together they have five children Emily, Raymond IV, Natalie, Matthew and CJ.