William J. McDonough, Founder
William J. McDonough, passed peacefully on July 30, 2002 at home in Leesburg with his family by his side. Born February 12, 1939, in Brooklyn, New York, to the late Joseph J. and Kathryne P. McDonough.
Bill graduated from Arlington County Public Schools, and then Roanoke College in 1961 and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Kentucky School of Mortuary Science in Louisville, Kentucky in 1968.
Bills career in funeral service began in high school by
washing cars and running errands as a summer job at a local funeral home. Murphy Funeral Home opened the door to a career in funeral service and a lasting legacy.
Shirley McDonough, President
Shirley and her late husband, William, were founders of Loudoun Funeral Chapels. She has been a life long resident of Loudoun County, being a Potterfield, Shirley is proud of her family's ancestors being one of the founders of Lovettsville. Shirley is involved in many civic activities including a lifetime member of the Rebecca's Lodge as well as a member of Leesburg United Methodist Church and Chairman of the Kathryn Eye Circle. Shirley and her family have dedicated their lives to serving the community.
Bill McDonough, Funeral Director
Bill attended Loudoun County Public Schools growing up and graduated in 1991 from Loudoun County High. He holds a mortuary science degree from Gupton Jones Collage of Mortuary Science, Atlanta, Georgia.
He has been with the funeral home since 1991 and manages many aspects of the family business.
Bill resides in Leesburg, Virginia, with his wife and children.
Kathryn McDonough Webb, Managing Director/ Funeral Director
A life long resident of Loudoun, Kathryn is a 1989 graduate of Loudoun County High.
She graduated in 1997, Magna Cum Laude from Gupton Jones College of Mortuary Science, Atlanta, Georgia.
She has been dedicated to the family business since 1994 and began managing the funeral home when her father passed in 2002.
She is a proud Mom of three amazing young adult children, that are all envolved in the family business.
Matthew who is the newest director on staff; Meghan who handles clerical duties in the business and is a college student; and Morgan who serves as a funeral attendant and is a college student.
Kathryn and her family resides in Paeonian Springs. She enjoys being active in the community.
Mark McDonough, Monument Sales /Funeral Attendant/ IT Manager
Mark, a life long resident of Leesburg, attended Loudoun Country Day School, Leesburg, VA, and graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy, in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. At Loudoun Funeral Chapels, Mark helps with many aspects of funeral service, including managing the IT department and manages our monument division.
Matthew Webb McDonough, Funeral Director
Matt is a life long resident of Leesburg.
He is a graduate of Loudoun County High School, class of 2012.
He attended Radford University, and is a graduate of the John Tyler Mortuary Science Department in Richmond, VA.
Matt has been active in funeral service since he was 16.
He is devoted to serving the community.
Matt is the third generation of funeral directors in the McDonough family.
Matt lives in Leesburg with his wife Polina and son Miles.
Lisa Perry, Funeral Director
Lisa is a 1988 graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. She has been a funeral director in the Northern Virginia area for over 33 years. Lisa resides in Lovettsville, Virginia with her two children Amanda and Ryan.
Dan Crist, Funeral Director
Dan is a graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He holds his funeral directors license in VA and PA. He is also a licensed insurance agent. Dan lives in PA with his wife Ali and daughter.
Resigning from the funeral home in late 2021; Dan continues to assist our staff as needed.
Bev Tate, Funeral Attendant
Bev is a life-long resident of Loudoun County and a graduate of Loudoun County High School.
She served in the United States Army and then returned to Loudoun County where she began a life of public safety.
Bev served 26 years in the Loudoun County Combined Fire-Rescue system and retired from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office after 28+ years of service.
Meghan Elizabeth Webb, Funeral Attendant/ Administrative Assistant
Meghan is a Leesburg native.
She is a graduate of Loudoun County High School and student at Northern Virginia Community College.
Meghan is part of the McDonough family legacy.
Alyssa Alvarado, Funeral Attendant
Alyssa is a graduate of Loudoun County High School.
Alyssa attends AVI Career Training in Vienna, Virginia, and is currently enrolled in the estetician program.
She assists the staff part time as a Funeral Attendant.
Morgan L Webb, Funeral Service Intern
Morgan began serving her internship in funeral service in 2021. She plans to continue the legacy of the McDonough family in funeral service, as the second of the three generation dedicated to the family business.
A native of Loudoun County; she attended Loudoun County Public Schools, a graduate of Loudoun County High School, where she played basketball in CLBL, travel Freedom, and with the Loudoun Lady Raiders.
She is currently a CLBL coach.