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Jerry Monaghan

Jerry Monaghan

Owner, President, Licensed Director

Jerry graduated from Benedictine High School. He attended Belmont Abbey College, and then went on to John Tyler, receiving his degree in Mortuary Science. He has over 40 years of experience in the funeral industry.

Telephone: 1-804-427-2000

Email: jerry@monaghanfunerals.com


Daniel Olsen

Daniel Olsen

General Manager, Pre-Need Director, Licensed Director

Burt grew up on the North Fork of Long Island where his family had experience serving their community at their local funeral home. Burt relocated to the Richmond area with his sons: Dylan, Christopher, and Nicholas in 2007 and settled in Chester, while he pursued his funeral service degree at John Tyler Community College. While pursuing his degree, Burt also served his internship with J.T. Morriss & Son in Petersburg. Burt graduated from JTCC in May of 2011 and passed his state board exam a few months later in July, making him a licensed funeral service provider. It was also during this time that he and his children decided to move to Mechanicsville and put down some roots in Hanover County. Burt took a position with Bennett Funeral Homes in March of 2011 and spent about a year and a half with their Mechanicsville chapel until being transferred to their west end chapel, where he remained  until September of 2014. Burt began working for Monaghan's part time in November of 2014 and came on full time the following month. By July of 2015 he was promoted as the full time manager of the funeral home. While not at the funeral home, you’ll most likely find Burt spending time with his 3 boys, his wife Tammy, his dogs Yoshi and Sammy, and most importantly, his grandkids. Burt Is an avid Yankees, Giants, Knicks, and Rangers (NHL) fan but he has also adopted our Richmond Flying Squirrels and any Lee Davis High School or Stonewall Jackson Middle School teams.

Telephone: 1-804-427-2000

Email: burt@monaghanfunerals.com


Erik Kather

Erik Kather

Licensed Funeral Service Intern

Erik grew up in Seattle Washington where he attended the Culinary Arts Institute of Seattle, and was a volunteer firefighter for Pierce County. At the age of 18, he enlisted and served four years in the United States Navy. While in the Navy he completed a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration. Upon completion of his enlistment he relocated to Richmond VA where he began to become interested in the funeral industry. In 2012 Erik opened up a funeral transportation business serving local police, the medical examiner, and funeral homes. After a few years he decided to take the next step and was accepted into the Mortuary Sciences program at John Tyler Community College. While in college he began working with Monaghan Funeral Home as an intern in January 2017. Erik has since graduated from John Tyler and continues to learn and work with the Monaghan Funeral Home team, where he will serve as a licensed intern until he can obtain his full license.

Telephone: 1-804-427-2000

Email: erik@monaghanfunerals.com


John Monaghan

John Monaghan

Finance/Operations

J.P. graduated from Benedictine High School and continued his studies at Radford University, earning degrees in both Accounting and Corporate Finance. J.P. enjoys having the opportunity to follow in his father's, grandfather's and uncle's footsteps in the funeral business. As a second generation, J.P. looks forward to continuing the legacy of the Monaghan Funeral Home.

Telephone: 1-804-427-2000


Tammy Olsen

Tammy Olsen

Receptionist/Funeral Assistant

Tammy was born in Jarratt Virginia but also spent a large portion of her youth in Roanoke Rapids North Carolina and Emporia Virginia. She attended Roanoke Rapids High School and later went on to earn a degree in Phlebotomy from Halifax Community College in 1992 and a degree in Early Childhood Education in 2000 from Halifax Community College. After spending many years as a lab technician in the medical field, Tammy decided to pursue her calling, and attended John Tyler Community College and achieved her dream of earning a degree in Funeral Services in 2011. While at John Tyler she met the love of her life Daniel “Burt” Olsen. Tammy relocated to Mechanicsville in December of 2015 and now shares a home with her husband, Burt, and his three sons. She is the very proud mother to her daughter Hayley and her husband TJ of Henrico, as well as her son Tommy and his wife Jenilea of Nelson, VA, and her son Pete and his fiance' Niki of Chase City, VA. She considers her most precious role in life as a Nana to her beautiful grandsons Jullian and Jason, and her grand daughter Izzy. Tammy will be serving as our Office Manager and as a  funeral assistant.

Telephone: 1-804-427-2000

Email: tammyolsen1125@gmail.com


Addie Brugger

Estate Planning Attorney


Telephone: 1-804-427-2000

Email: abrugger@cavtel.net


'In Memory of Kim White'

"In Memory of Kim White"

Business Office Manager



'In Memory of Mary Ellen Rotella'

"In Memory of Mary Ellen Rotella"

Receptionist



'In Memory of Ernest Terry'

"In Memory of Ernest Terry"

Funeral Assistant


Telephone: 1-804-427-2000


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