Staff

Our dedicated staff members are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

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Jonathan A. Boucher Funeral Director

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Phone: (802) 223-2751

Jon received an associate degree in Funeral Service in 1995 from New England Institute at Mount Ida College. Upon graduation, he was hired at Guare & Sons Funeral Home as an apprentice. He has become an integral member of the funeral home family and holds both a Vermont Embalmer and Funeral Director license. In 2017, Jon became the owner after implementing a well planned succession with the Guare Family. Jon currently lives in East Montpelier with his wife Jasmine.

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Michelle Acciavatti Funeral Director

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Phone: (802) 223-2751

Michelle has worked in end of life counseling since 2014 including serving as a hospice volunteer for Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice. She holds an MS in Neuroscience from Boston University, and a BA from Bennington College where she studied biology, ethics, writing, and vocal performance. She is a second year student at The American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service. She joined Guare & Sons full time in July of 2019 and earned her Vermont State Funeral Director license in December of 2019. She lives in Montpelier with her husband and is the co-founder and president of the non-profit Green Burial Vermont.

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Paul S. Guare Funeral Director

Paul was born in Montpelier and attended St. Michael's Schools and graduated in 1974 from Montpelier High School. He is a third generation funeral director, preceded by both his father and grandfather. In 1976, he graduated from New England Institute of Funeral Service and began working with his father. In 1986, Paul took over the everyday operation for 31 years before retiring as owner in 2017. Paul married Lynn Marineau and and has two step-sons, Brad and Brett, and two grandchildren, Jack and Amelia. Paul is a member of the Montpelier Elks, Knights of Columbus, East Montpelier Fire & Rescue Department. Paul is a past member and Chairman of the Vermont Funeral Board.

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T. A. Graves Funeral Associate

Jonathan A. Boucher

Funeral Director
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Click here to send an email.
Phone: (802) 223-2751

Jon received an associate degree in Funeral Service in 1995 from New England Institute at Mount Ida College. Upon graduation, he was hired at Guare & Sons Funeral Home as an apprentice. He has become an integral member of the funeral home family and holds both a Vermont Embalmer and Funeral Director license. In 2017, Jon became the owner after implementing a well planned succession with the Guare Family. Jon currently lives in East Montpelier with his wife Jasmine.

Michelle Acciavatti

Funeral Director
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Click here to send an email.
Phone: (802) 223-2751

Michelle has worked in end of life counseling since 2014 including serving as a hospice volunteer for Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice. She holds an MS in Neuroscience from Boston University, and a BA from Bennington College where she studied biology, ethics, writing, and vocal performance. She is a second year student at The American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service. She joined Guare & Sons full time in July of 2019 and earned her Vermont State Funeral Director license in December of 2019. She lives in Montpelier with her husband and is the co-founder and president of the non-profit Green Burial Vermont.

Paul S. Guare

Funeral Director
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Paul was born in Montpelier and attended St. Michael's Schools and graduated in 1974 from Montpelier High School. He is a third generation funeral director, preceded by both his father and grandfather. In 1976, he graduated from New England Institute of Funeral Service and began working with his father. In 1986, Paul took over the everyday operation for 31 years before retiring as owner in 2017. Paul married Lynn Marineau and and has two step-sons, Brad and Brett, and two grandchildren, Jack and Amelia. Paul is a member of the Montpelier Elks, Knights of Columbus, East Montpelier Fire & Rescue Department. Paul is a past member and Chairman of the Vermont Funeral Board.

T. A. Graves

Funeral Associate
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