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About us

Ana-Maria Richardson - Funeral Director /Owner

Ana-Maria is an experienced Funeral Director having assisted many families in Hamilton and the Waikato area since 1999. 

She has strong family values and principles, with respect to all people. A genuine interest in the families she cares for and is dedicated to providing a warm and friendly service with dignity, respect and compassionate care. 

She believes bereaved families need to feel that they can place their trust in you to carry out their wishes and know that she will take good care of your loved one in a dignified and respectful manner. 

Showing compassion and caring for the needs of people have always been of utmost importance to her. She feels honoured and privileged to be entrusted with the care of a family and their loved one at a time when they are most vulnerable and in need. 

Prior to becoming a funeral director Ana-Maria worked as school secretary in a small primary school. In this role she was very much involved in the school and church community. 

Ana-Maria was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1999 and is also a Rotarian belonging to Waikato Sunrise in Hamilton. 

Peter Richardson - Funeral Director /Owner

Peter has been a great support to Ana-Maria in the funeral business over the years and was fully involved in the establishment of my own funeral home in 2019. Since that time, he has been heavily involved in all aspects of the business, and at the beginning of 2021 joined me as partner in Ana-Maria Funeral Services. 

He has a background in accounting, marketing and management. Over the years Peter has been very involved in community organisations, with the establishment of Abbyfield, the Millienium celebrations, social justice issues and helps with Rotary fundraising. 

Riki Dodunski - Funeral Director

Riki was born and raised in the King Country, Otorohanga is her hometown, and is of Polish and Ngāti Maniapoto decent.

She knew that funeral directing was her calling and was privileged to join the industry in 2021. The diversity of the funeral industry, the people, learning about different cultures are some of the many reasons Riki loves her role.

Being able to support families in a time of need, along with the ability to help create a fitting farewell for a loved one, is an honour. 


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Ana-Maria Richardson


Peter Richardson


Riki Dodunski

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