Our knowledgeable staff are passionate about providing families guidance and support during the funeral planning process and well after the funeral. Together, we can honor your loved one’s life while beginning your grief journey.

 

 

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Michele Ready Ambrosino Owner/Funeral Director
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John A. Ambrosino Owner/Funeral Director/Mgr. Adirondack Burlington Cremation
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Jeffrey C. Chalmers Funeral Director
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Rich O'Donnell Celebrant/Funeral Apprentice
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Cory Cootware Administrative Assistant

PART - TIME PROFESSIONALS

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Christopher Thrane Funeral Director
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John Dion Funeral Attendant
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Andrew Farrington Funeral Attendant
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Ian Kilburn Funeral Attendant
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Jacob Kilpeck Funeral Attendant
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David Varrichione Funeral Director
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Robert Palmer Funeral Director
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James Gebo Funeral Attendant

Michele Ready Ambrosino

Owner/Funeral Director
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Michele returned to Ready Funeral Home in 2002 after spending 8 years in Boston in the financial services industry. Michele is the daughter of the late Bill Ready and the granddaughter of the late George Ready. She is a 3rd generation Ready to work in the funeral service.

Michele and her husband John have three children, twins Gabriella and Jack, and Sydnee who are the light of their lives. Michele currently serves on the Vermont Funeral Directors Associations Public Relations Board, the New England Women's Business Owners Network, Vermont National Country Club and is a VNA Hospice and Adult Day Program contributor. She is also active in her community and her children's school. In her free time, Michele enjoys spending time with her family at the lake and traveling. Michele is proud to carry on the family tradition of service to the community.

John A. Ambrosino

Owner/Funeral Director/Mgr. Adirondack Burlington Cremation
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John joined Ready's in 2003. He graduated from St. Michael's College in 1993 with his Bachelor's Degree. After spending many years in the financial services industry in Boston, John decided to join Ready's serving families in the community. John has a love for the outdoors and in the summer enjoys biking and spending time at the lake with his family. He is also an avid sports fan. John is active in the community of South Burlington, a member of the Vermont National Country Club and loves being a baseball and basketball coach for his children. John has a great respect for his father-in-law Bill and will continue to serve families with the same dedication they have become accustomed to.

Jeffrey C. Chalmers

Funeral Director
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Jeff began his career with the Ready Funeral Home in 1991 as a part-time staff member while attending Johnson State College where he received his bachelor's degree in 1994. In 1996 Jeff obtained his funeral director's license and became a full-time member of the Ready staff. Jeff is the proud father of two sons, Logan born in June of 2000 and Brendan, born in September 2003. Jeff is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, fishing and most sports activities. Jeff is also a licensed teacher, and through coaching, continues his enthusiasm for teaching and encouraging today's youth. Experience, compassion and professionalism are Jeff's commitments to providing the care and guidance to the families of our community.

Rich O'Donnell

Celebrant/Funeral Apprentice
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Born and raised in the Boston area and later his family moved to southern Vermont. Rich attended Boston College, St. John Seminary receiving his B.A. and did his graduate studies at Mount St. Mary University in Maryland where he graduated with honors with an M.Div. While at the Mount Rich helped on the coaching staff for the Div. 1 Baseball team. Returning to Vermont Rich worked in the ministry field in St. Johnsbury, Enosburg Falls, Brattleboro and Burlington. While in Burlington he got to know the staff here at the Ready Funeral home, which afforded him the welcomed opportunity to work full time here. Rich lives onsite at our Essex location providing a constant presence there. He also coordinates many of our aftercare programs. Rich also serves assists families in planning meaningful life celebrations held here at our locations. When Rich is not working, he visits family and friends here and in the Boston area, enjoys going on cruises, and watching baseball. Rich is honored to provide compassion and care to the families we serve.

Cory Cootware

Administrative Assistant

Christopher Thrane

Funeral Director
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John Dion

Funeral Attendant
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Andrew Farrington

Funeral Attendant
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Ian Kilburn

Funeral Attendant
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Jacob Kilpeck

Funeral Attendant
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David Varrichione

Funeral Director
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Robert Palmer

Funeral Director
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James Gebo

Funeral Attendant
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