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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William D. Persons Funeral Director

Will has been a life-long resident of the Central Vermont Community. In 2013, Will received his LNA, and began working at Menig Extended Care Unit with Gifford Medical Center. In 2016, Will graduated from Vermont Technical College, receiving his LPN from the nursing program. In the fall of 2016, Will started working in the operating room at Gifford Medical Center as a scrub nurse. Will was accepted into the Funeral Director's Program offered by the Community College of Vermont in 2020, after many years of interest in this profession. He joined the family at Guare & Sons Funeral Home in July of 2020 where he will service the needs of the Central Vermont community. Will finished his schooling/apprenticeship in February of 2021, and he passed his board exam for his funeral director's license in March of 2021.

 

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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.

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.

William D. Persons

Funeral Director
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Will has been a life-long resident of the Central Vermont Community. In 2013, Will received his LNA, and began working at Menig Extended Care Unit with Gifford Medical Center. In 2016, Will graduated from Vermont Technical College, receiving his LPN from the nursing program. In the fall of 2016, Will started working in the operating room at Gifford Medical Center as a scrub nurse. Will was accepted into the Funeral Director's Program offered by the Community College of Vermont in 2020, after many years of interest in this profession. He joined the family at Guare & Sons Funeral Home in July of 2020 where he will service the needs of the Central Vermont community. Will finished his schooling/apprenticeship in February of 2021, and he passed his board exam for his funeral director's license in March of 2021.

 

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.