Meet Our Staff

Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 925-228-4700 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.


Richard Munoz

Richard Munoz

Managing Partner

Richard Munoz grew up in Santa Barbara, California. Having been in the funeral industry since 1989, Richard has a Director and Embalmer's license in both Arizona and California. He has been with the company the past five years in Northern California. Richard is a member of the Martinez Chamber of Commerce, Hospice of the East Bay, and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Contra Costa County and is also involved in several Catholic ministries at his local parish. Mr. Munoz has a great passion for life and in serving his families and is looking forward to being the primary funeral home provider in Martinez.

Cassie Lavon Fichtner

Cassie Lavon Fichtner

Administrative Assistant

Cassie Fichtner has been employed at Connolly & Taylor Funeral Chapel since October 2013. She is a lifetime resident of Vallejo, California. She graduated from Solano Community College with an Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts while playing softball for two years for the College. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her friends and family. Activities she enjoys are hiking, camping, water sports, and playing pool.

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