imagen sitio

The Duggan tradition of excellence in funeral service since 1889.

Our Staff

"Our loved ones die only when we, whom they loved, forget them." ~anonymous

Our Staff In Alphabetical Order

Brian Hood

Brian Hood

Funeral Director and Embalmer, Crematory Manager

Embalmer's License #EMB8471

Funeral Director's License #FDR1799

Crematory Manager's License #CRM357


Edward Leon

Edward Leon

Owner, Funeral Director and Embalmer

Edward "Ed" Leon purchased Duggan's Mission Chapel in December 2016 after the retirement of Marilyn Duggan Caselli (who managed the family business for decades). A native of Windsor, CA, Ed is a graduate of the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science, and has served numerous years in the funeral service profession. He is a member of ICF St. James Branch 161 of Larkspur.

Embalmer's License # EMB8320

Funeral Director's License #FDR1633


Elvira Perez

Elvira Perez

Facilities Care Technician

Elvira Perez is the mother of 3 boys and a very devoted loving wife and mother. She enjoys family gatherings with her large loving extended family and is a warm and welcomed addition to our family here at Duggan’s. She is a dedicated and most appreciated employee. 


Kirk Cheda

Kirk Cheda

Funeral Director

Kirk has worked in the funeral industry for many years. Born and raised in West Marin.  He graduated from the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science in 1984. Working in the industry for many years in Mill Valley, Petaluma, Sebastopol and Santa Rosa, his commitment to educating the public in funeral options is ongoing.  Kirk looks forward to serving the Sonoma Valley area for many years to come.

Embalmer's License #EMB7460

Funeral Director's License #FDR1369

Cemetery Broker’s License #CEB1391

Email: kcheda.duggans@gmail.com


Oscar Perez

Oscar Perez

Funeral Arrangement Counselor, Crematory Operator, Funeral Concierge and Transfer Technician

Oscar joined the team at Duggan’s in April of 2013 as a part-time employee. Now a full-time staff member, he handles everything from cremations to counseling our Spanish-speaking families. A 25-year resident of Sonoma, Oscar enjoys sports, travel, and spending time with friends and family. 


Susan Duggan

Susan Duggan

Funeral Director

A seeker by nature, with adventure always in the back of my mind, I returned to Sonoma in 2004 and the family funeral business, and was reminded of the history my family has in this rewarding profession. Moving back from New England was more challenging than I expected, but in time I realized it another adventure and a great way to touch base with my roots and reunite with old friends and extended family. I love being of service to the community and am grateful to have the opportunity to walk families through a difficult time. I love walks and hiking, always quick to take a photo of the scenery, sharing with my family near and far. I love traveling, whether with my kids or to visit them in Stowe, Vermont; Melbourne, Australia, or the lovely Bay Area. I love reading and can’t resist a good movie. Yoga has always been a passion of mine, and recently I started playing bocce ball.

Funeral Director's License #FDR2925


Thomas Eyre

Thomas Eyre

Supervising Funeral Director, Embalmer and Insurance Agent representing Homesteaders Life. Co.

Thomas joined Duggan's Mission Chapel in February 2017, and feels very blessed to be among his new neighbors in Sonoma. After graduating from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in Houston, Texas, Thomas moved back to his West Coast roots in California. He enjoys living in downtown Petaluma with his husband, Roger, and cats Shadow and Phoebe. Walking and going for scenic drives occupy his time when away from the funeral home. Thomas has served in the funeral service profession for 22 years, and is licensed in the states of California and Texas.

Embalmer's License #EMB9005

Funeral Director's License #FDR2553

Crematory Manager's License #CRM529

Insurance License #0M44514

Texas Embalmer and Funeral Director Dual-License #12331

Email: info.duggans@gmail.com


© 2018 Duggan's Mission Chapel. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS