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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Joe Greer Denham, III Funeral Director/Celebrant
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Cory Cootware Office Manager

PART - TIME PROFESSIONALS

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Patrice Thabault Funeral Attendant
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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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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 funeral service.

Michele and her husband John have three children, twins Gabriella who attends UVM and Jack who is attending the College of the Holy Cross and the youngest Sydnee who is finishing up high school.  Michele is active in her community and her children's schools. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family at the lake and traveling for leisure and to watch Jack play baseball. Michele is proud to carry on the family tradition of service to the community.

Patrice Thabault

Funeral Attendant
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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 and loved being a baseball and basketball coach for his children growing up and now enjoys traveling to watch them play in college.   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.

Joe Greer Denham, III

Funeral Director/Celebrant
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JDenham@readyfuneral.com

 

Joe Greer Denham, III, a first-generation Funeral Director, was born in California and was raised in Texas.  He graduated from Llano High School, Sul Ross State University and attended Texas Tech University.  Joe is a graduate of Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service of Houston (Class of 2017).

Joe is a licensed Funeral Director, Funeral Celebrant and a licensed preneed arranger.

Joe is active in civic organizations and most recently served as President of the Alpine Lions Club for the past two years.  Joe is a member of the Texas Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association.

Joe joined Ready’s in September 2022 and lives in Essex Junction. In his free time, he enjoys the outdoors, traveling and is an avid history buff as well as spending time with his four dogs.

Cory Cootware

Office Manager
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ccootware@readyfuneral.com

 

Cory started her career at Ready’s in 2019. She was born and raised in Colchester, graduating from Colchester High School in 2017 while also achieving her license in Cosmetology from the Center for Technology, Essex. Cory still resides in Colchester with her husband, Tyler, and their daughter Kirby, who was born in March of 2021. In her free time, you can find Cory boating on Lake Champlain, watching the Boston Bruins or Red Sox, or spending time with her family and friends. Cory prides herself on being compassionate and professional in time of need.

 

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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James Gebo

Funeral Attendant
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