Welcome to Guare & Sons, Barber & Lanier Funeral Home in Montpelier, VT


A note to our community during COVID-19

We at Guare & Sons want to reassure you that that we remain here to serve you during these extraordinary times. Our responsibility is to the families in our community who have had a loved one die, and we will honor that commitment regardless of circumstances.

The Governor and CDC have issued guidelines about the number of people who can gather in one place at a time and for "social distancing" (staying at least 6 feet apart when meeting with others). We know that these guidelines will have an impact on arrangements, calling hours, funeral and memorial services, and receptions. We will work with you to explore your options for how to best honor your loved one in light of these guidelines, including holding events at a later date.

We have put together ideas for ways to navigate mourning, support someone who is grievingdesign a graveside service, and decide on a limited guest list during the COVID-19 restrictions. To view the lists check out our COVID-19 Resources Page in the menu bar. 

We are taking all recommended precautions by the CDC, Vermont Health Department, and the Governor of Vermont. These precautions help us to protect our staff and keep our community safe. We will work with you to find the best way to support you as we work together on behalf of your loved one.

*Due to the Governor's request on 4/3/20 we ask that you wear a mask when you come in for any reason. If you do not have a cotton mask we will try and have extras on hand to give to you. Please remember to wash your mask after you wear it. We will also be wearing masks.*

We recognize that our families are facing hard decisions due to COVID-19 and will do what we can to mitigate some of the impacts these hard choices have on families who are grieving.

All disposition options, including green burial, remain available to everyone, regardless of  cause of death.

Our number is (802) 223-2751 and our email is guarefh@guareandsons.com


Thank you


Our home is dedicated to the memory of those who have died and is for the comfort of their relatives and friends. We recognize that the death of a loved one may be the single most difficult time in someone's life. It is our mission that when you call, we will be ready to serve you with a compassionate approach to organizing the services you want including traditional burial, cremation, and green burial.

Jonathan A. Boucher
~ Owner



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Phone: (802) 223-2751
30 School Street, Montpelier, VT

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