Home

Providing your email address will allow us to notify you of recent obituaries.

Licensed Staff

All of our licensed directors adhere to the highest standard of ethical practices and are committed to ensuring that all of your needs are attended to. Their commitment to the community and genuine compassion toward families are but a few of the characteristics that make them outstanding in their field.  We are proud to have them on our staff.


John O'Brien, Owner / Manager
Email: wall@obrienfuneralhome.com
Website: www.obrienfuneralhome.com
Office Phone: 732-449-6900
Fax: 732-449-6905

Starting the business in 1966, Jack has molded O'Brien Funeral Home into one of the most respected Funeral Homes in the state. As a former Marine, Jack brought his attention to detail and unwavering expectations of perfection to not only the funeral home and its employees, but also to the industry as a whole. He is a leader in the community, and can often be seen at local events and fundraisers.

Kevin O'Brien, Licensed Director
Email: wall@obrienfuneralhome.com
Website: www.obrienfuneralhome.com
Office Phone: 732-449-6900
Fax: 732-449-6905

After many years in the Hospitality Industry, Kevin has brought his attention to detail and customer service expertise to O'Brien Funeral Home. Living on-site, Kevin has taken on the challenge of continuing the family business by "jumping in with both feet". A graduate of the Mercer Funeral Service Program, Kevin earned not only Valedictorian, but was also honored as one of the top Funeral Service students in the country.

Jeff Fleming, Licensed Director
Email: wall@obrienfuneralhome.com
Website: www.obrienfuneralhome.com
Office Phone: 732-449-6900
Fax: 732-449-6905

Jeff has been with the O'Brien's since his high school days. As a friend of the O'Brien children, Jeff was exposed to the honorable work and lasting impressions that IS funeral service.  After attending mortuary school, Jeff started his career and honed his skills before coming to work at O'Brien Funeral Home in 1996. He is a memorable personality, but more importantly, a trustworthy and devoted individual who always puts others first.

Jeff is a big sports fan (especially soccer), and when not at work can be found with his loving wife Cindy and beautiful daughters, Caroline and Claire.

William Moore, Licensed Director
Email: wall@obrienfuneralhome.com
Website: www.obrienfuneralhome.com
Office Phone: 732-449-6900
Fax: 732-449-6905

Although he lives in Secaucus, Bill commutes to O'Brien's to be a part of such an exemplary staff. His comforting and sincere demeanor is very attractive to families, and helps make Bill a wonderful director. By the time families leave, they feel like they have a new member.... Bill.  

A stand-out baseball player and graduate of St. Peter's College in Jersey City, Bill went on to McAllister School of Mortuary Science in NYC. His passion for his chosen career helped Bill earn a near-perfect score on his National Board Exam.

Bill and his wife Billie Jo have four children - sons Matthew & Jayson, and daughters Madison & Juliet.

Matthew Flammia, Licensed Director
Email: wall@obrienfuneralhome.com
Website: www.obrienfuneralhome.com
Office Phone: 732-449-6900
Fax: 732-449-6905

Matt brings a work ethic and attitude to O'Brien Funeral Home that is both enthusiastic and refreshing. Although he may look "young", Matt has been with O'Brien's since he was 18 and has been able to learn and appreciate all that funeral service has to offer. He has experiences that most directors can only hope for, as well as a laundry list of families who sing his praises.

Matt, along with his wife Nicole and son MJ, recently welcomed daughter Emma Rose to their wonderful family. They love to travel, especially with their extended family, and can often be found in the yard, working on their breathtaking landscaping.

James G. Coakley, Licensed Director
Email: wall@obrienfuneralhome.com
Website: www.obrienfuneralhome.com
Office Phone: (732) 449-6900
Fax: (732)449-6905

Having worked at many great funeral firms throughout the state, Jim brings with him years of experience. He has garnered much praise throughout his career, and in 1995 became a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner.
Jim has an amazing connection to his community. He served on the Manasquan Planning Board for ten years and has been a  member of the Manasquan First Aid Squad since 1996. He is the Immediate Past President of the Rotary Club (Spring Lake-Brielle) and now serves on the Board of Trustees. He is also former president of the Manasquan Chamber of Commerce and a member of Elks Lodge 2534.
He is a longtime parishioner of St. Denis Church, Manasquan where he is the Chairman of the Bishop’s Appeal and a member of the Church Renovation Committee. He was elevated to an Equestrian Knight of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem by Cardinal Edward Egan in 2001 and promoted to the rank of Knight Commander with Star in 2007.  He is the Chancellor of  Knights of Columbus, Council 3231 and former Grand Knight, District Deputy, Ocean County Chapter Chairman, and member of the Msgr. Baldwin Fourth Degree Assembly.
The Coast Star profiled Jim in the “PEOPLE” section in their June 30, 2005 edition.

Christopher Nolan, Licensed Director
Email: wall@obrienfuneralhome.com
Website: www.obrienfuneralhome.com
Office Phone: 732-449-6900
Fax: 732-449-6905

Coming to O'Brien Funeral Home after a storied career in the Hudson County Sheriff's Office, Chris brings a stellar work-ethic and attention to detail. He has a great knowledge of all things New Jersey, especially churches and cemeteries.  Graduating from the Mercer County College Funeral Service Program, Chris continues to build upon his second career, offering expertise, professionalism, and compassion for all who come to the funeral home.

Chris and his wife Julie live in Wall, and love spending time with their animals.

Proudly Serving the Community Since 1966.