SHEEHY FUNERAL HOME “Where Technology Enhances Tradition”

Technology helps provide a warm welcome to families. It also makes saying “thank you” easier. 

Upon entering Sheehy Funeral Home, one of the first things you’ll see is the person you came to honor. Our directory display shows your loved one’s image on our electronic screen and also a directory to the chapel where the visitation is taking place. It will also show additional information for religious services, place of burial or other important information regarding the arrangements. So, the person you are coming to honor is usually the first image you will see upon entering. While there are certainly practical elements to the use of technology, the warmth of seeing your loved one is the greatest benefit to the use of technology. It’s the best way to say “Welcome” and “Thank you”.

We also have electronic kiosks in our chapels for guests to register their name and address in an electronic guestbook. It’s easy to use, but if there is any difficulty at all, a member of our attentive staff is standing by who can assist. This registry has taken away one of the most difficult problems for families after the services. All of the information is transferred and given to the family, along with pre-printed envelopes of your visitors. Families no longer struggle with reading hand-writing or having to look up additional information to thank their friends for coming and honoring their loved one. Hours of time are saved with this service, and so many families let us know how helpful it has been to them after the services have concluded. In a traditional service like ours, these uses of technology have been truly appreciated.

At Sheehy Funeral Home, we’re always looking for any way to make a difficult time a little easier.

For any questions about services; at need, pre-planning, cremation, or memorial services, please contact us at 708-857-7878 or http://www.sheehyfh.com/

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We designed our funeral home to be like a home for the families we serve.

 

 

“It’s tough enough for people to be at a wake. It was important to have a warm place, with soft tones, a lot of natural light, comfortable and welcoming. That went into the planning for every part of the building” according to Bob Sheehy. Kathy Sheehy shared that vision and the talent to make it a reality. “People need a place to welcome their families and friends like it was their own home. That was the mindset we needed. People need to take a little break throughout the services, so it was very important to make sure that space provided the comfort to do that. Our coffee and break area provides families a place to put out refreshments and enjoy a lovely space to get away for brief periods of time” says Kathy who helped with the design and all of the accents at Sheehy’s.

 

When people come in to go to a visitation, make pre-planning arrangements, or have the difficult responsibility of making at-need funeral arrangements, it is vital to us at Sheehy Funeral Home that we make the environment here as warm and comforting as we possibly can.

 

For pre-arrangement questions, at-need services or any questions you may have, we’re available every day around the clock to serve your family at 708.857-7878 or www.sheehyfh.comwith our locations in Orland Park and Burbank.

 

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The Sheehy Way for over 100 years

 

Three Generations and a hundred years later, the commitment of the Sheehy Family to the generations of families we’ve been privileged to serve remains as strong as ever. Serving the Southwest side of Chicago and suburbs from Burbank to Orland Park and all of our neighboring communities, parishes and congregations has been an honor for us. We understand that it’s necessary to get everything right when it comes to serving families when they say good bye to a loved one. We understand what it means to be there when you need our assistance and guidance and to allow you space and comfort when our home becomes yours. We stress to all of our professionals what it means to make every service a celebration of the life their first mission. We call it the “Sheehy Way”. We are measured by the families we serve. When things are taken care of with the greatest of care, we know we’ve been the family that our families have come to rely upon at the most difficult times in their lives. We’re honored to have been able to be that family for over a century.

 

For any questions, pre-planning, at need services, or information, contact us. 708-857-7878 or www.sheehyfh.com We’re here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

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Sheehy Funeral Services, Serving Chicagoland, Orland Park, Burbank il.

Serving Chicago and Suburban Families for over a Century

Our family has had the honor of serving generations of families on Chicago’s south side and south and southwest suburbs for over a hundred years. Three generations of the Sheehy family have been entrusted to care for families in their greatest times of need. Bob and Jim Sheehy currently maintain that trust in Orland Park and Burbank, as they continue to provide all of the services families need when they encounter the loss of a loved one. Along with the entire staff and family which includes five licensed funeral directors with combined experience of 90 years, we’ll ensure that the final moments spent with your loved one are taken care of with the compassion and professionalism we’ve honed over a century in service to you. 

When the need for our services arise, we promise to do everything possible to make sure that your primary responsibility is comforting your family and friends. We’ll take care of all of the details that need attention. Feel free to contact us at any time of day or night, any day of the year, should any question or need arise. We’re available for a consultation on at need or pre-planning of funeral services. There is no cost or no obligation with our consultations. Simply, an opportunity to help you in any way we can. 

For any questions on pre-planning or at-need services, please call 708-857-7878 or visit www.sheehyfh.com 

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The 21st Annual Mulliganeers Golf Outing

The 21st Annual Mulliganeers Golf Outing took place on September 5, 2015 at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Lemont. The Mulliganeers is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for children in need and their families. The Mulliganeers are a group of individuals who volunteer their time to raise funds for children and families in need who are faced with medical crisis. Like a mulligan in golf , they strive to give kids a second chance. The volunteer-run organization hosts fundraisers throughout the year including a St. Patrick’s Day Party, a Chicago White Sox Outing and a golf outing. The Mulliganeers have given more than $5 million dollars to children and their families since they began in 1995.

Commitment Describes the Sheehy Family.

“They understand tradition. They understand commitment. They understand accommodating people during a time of need.” Montini Catholic High School President and St. Rita Alumni Jim Segredo describes the Sheehy Family this way. They’re committed to their community and all of the communities they’ve served over the years. First class, excellent service, comfortable, those are words families use to express their experience at Sheehy. If we can be of any help to your family, answer any questions, assist with some pre-planning, simply (click here) and let us know. We will reach out to you with any of the answers you need.

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The Sheehy Reputation in Our Communities

Starting in St. Sabina and St. Leo Parishes near 76th and Halsted and now a century later to being located amid five large parishes in Orland Park, Sheehy Funeral Home has been a convenient location for families on the south and southwest side of Chicago and Suburbs for years. Our location in Burbank continues to serve communities and parishes in the near south suburbs. Something that hasn’t changed is how many families have carried their neighborhoods and the neighborhood feeling with them no matter where they’ve settled along the way. It’s still the southwest side of Chicago and as Jim Sheehy tells it “it’s truly a very unique place”. It’s also home to our families.

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THERE’S AN AIR OF DIGNITY ABOUT SHEEHY FUNERAL HOME

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Willie Winters is a long time Southsider, a neighborhood guy. He’s been attending wakes his entire life, starting with his grandfather decades ago. “With the Sheehy’s there was an air of dignity about the place; about Mr. (Robert Sr.) Sheehy and now that same air with Bob and Jim” Sheehy, relates Willie, adding “It’s personal to me”.  It’s personal to everyone who is in need of service from a funeral home. It’s personal to us. Whatever we can do to bring you comfort during and even after a loss, we’re here for you. If you have any questions about funeral services, (click here) and we will respond to you and answer any questions or concerns you might have.

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THIS IS A FAMILY… THERE IS NO OTHER PLACE WE WOULD GO

When a death occurs, where would you turn first? To family, of course. When Pat Byrne’s family experienced a loss, they knew they could count on the Sheehy’s. They’re family to us. We’ve had a relationship for a long time. “Their service and professionalism is superior”, according to Pat. So much so, that he states clearly “There is no other place we would go”.

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Memorial Services are Part of Changing Family Traditions for Many.

Anyone can choose a Memorial Service and often times it makes the timing of the service more convenient for people who wish to celebrate the life of a loved one. The time constraints of today’s society make it more difficult for people to attend services who would really like to be there to comfort family members and friends. Memorial Services often make it easier to help friends and family plan for a service. Saturday afternoons have become a time many people choose to optimize the chance of people being able to attend. Having a Saturday Memorial Service means families are not forced into a burial the next day with cemeteries not doing burials on Sundays. It can ease some pressure for families.

If you would like to discuss a Memorial Service with Bill Kiley or another Funeral Director please (click here)

Consultations are a complimentary service at Sheehy Funeral Home and there is no obligation.

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OUR GRANDFATHERS AND UNCLES WOULD BE PROUD

“How loyal people are to us is truly remarkable to us” states Jim Sheehy. Keeping the Sheehy name and reputation strong is important to Bob and Jim Sheehy. Knowing that when people need them, they are experiencing among the most difficult times of their lives and they call the Sheehy Family for help, is humbling. Over a century of service and into our third generation of our family serving families on the south and southwest sides of Chicago, we appreciate the loyalty to our service and commit to every family that we’ll do everything we can during their most difficult times.

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MORE OFTEN THAN NOT, IT COMES DOWN TO TRUST

Connecting to a Funeral Home that’s been there for generations with a family maintaining long relationships over time is important to people. With over 100 years in business the Sheehy Family has provided funeral services to as many as five generations of families who have chosen them at their time of need or for prearrangements. As Bob Sheehy says, “it really comes down to trust.” It’s a privilege to have the trust of the families who choose Robert Sheehy & Sons.

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My Friend and My Funeral Director at the Same Time

When Pat Byrne needed the services of his friend Bob Sheehy, he needed his friendship at the time of tragic loss just as much. “I don’t know how he did it” recalled Pat, adding “as a professional he left no stone unturned, while at the very same time providing me comfort at the time of a terrible loss”. He was the first guy to come to Pat’s need as a friend and professional. As Pat thinks back, he doesn’t know how Bob was able to be such a great friend and great professional at the same time. The truth may be that there is no boundary between friendship and service when the families you serve are not just “like family”. They are “family”.

 

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Inside and outside, we wanted Sheehy Funeral Home to feel more like a home.

“When we built our new funeral home in Orland Park, it gave us an opportunity to think a different way about how funeral services could be more comfortable for families and friends who visit during difficult times” says Kathy Sheehy, who created the new décor for the Orland Park funeral home. From softer colors, to large windows providing sunlight, to higher ceilings, to more comfortable furniture, to a large octagonal coffee room with a charming and cheerful patio feel, no detail was overlooked in creating a space that offered comfort. “The sitting areas outside of the visitation area itself are very important to our overall space” according to Bob Sheehy. Adding “Even when people come for Preplanning funeral arrangements, I can see how important these oases of comfort are to them. It’s important to us that people feel that while they’re here, this is their home”.

Serving families into our Second Century “The Sheehy Way”

Our grandfather Roger Sheehy sensed a change 100 years ago when he opened the first Sheehy Funeral Home in a storefront at 76th St. and Halsted. People would prefer to have services outside of their own homes. Roger Sheehy listened. So did his sons, Roger, Jack and Bob. Now, a full century later, Roger’s grandsons Bob and Jim are still listening to the families their family has served for generations at 6 different Chicago Southside locations since the first storefront opened in 1913 during the William Taft administration. Bob and Jim operate funeral homes in Orland Park and Burbank and are the standard bearers for the Sheehy Funeral Home family.

Locations have changed and the mission of the industry has expanded, but the one thing that has remained constant in the importance of listening to each and every person grieving a loved one who must take on the responsibility of making sure that the final goodbye is handled with care, compassion and professionalism. Bob and Jim Sheehy, along with their entire staff which includes five licensed funeral directors with combined experience of 85 years, promise that they will do everything down to the last detail to make this experience easier for families. Just like Roger did 100 years ago.

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We celebrate “a Century of Service” attending to Funeral Arrangements and Cremation Services

For 3 generations the Sheehy Family has been there for families on Chicago’s southside and south suburbs. With 2 locations to serve families in Burbank and Orland Park, we continue to provide services in your time of need. We call it the “Sheehy Way”. We developed a manner of service since 1913 that includes seeing to every need and concern a family has in preparing arrangements for their loved one. In celebrating the life of a loved one, families need to know we will handle every detail, big or small, so they are free to focus on meeting with family and friends who come to honor their loved one and comfort their family. There are literally hundreds of things that need to be addressed. Our mission is to address each and every concern and requirement from the beginning to the conclusion of the services a family chooses. We are here for Cremation services as well as pre-arrangement planning as well. In a hundred years you learn a lot about how to best serve a family in their greatest time of need. The Sheehy Way really means the most honorable and professional way we can possibly provide for you.

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A Rose Comes Into Bloom Only When We Do Everything Right

One of the most beautiful and rewarding things that happen to us is something we call a “Rose”. That’s what we refer to the letters and cards that come to us after we’ve completed services for a family. “It means a great deal to us when a family takes the time to tell us we exceeded their expectations. The whirlwind of emotions that occurs when a loved one passes is so overwhelming, that when a family sends us a card telling us that we helped them through this difficult experience, it just means a great deal to us”, according to Bob Sheehy. Adding, “With everything they have on their mind, it’s just very touching for them to think of thanking us. We save every one of these notes”.

They’re not just saved. Every member of the Staff is given the opportunity to read the “roses”. Often, one of our Funeral Directors or another valued staff member is being specifically thanked when Sheehy Funeral Home goes above and beyond in the area of servicing the families that have trusted them for 3 generations on Chicago’s South Side, with funeral homes in Burbank and Orland Park. “It’s just nice. They don’t have to do it, so when they do, it’s pretty special” said Jim Sheehy. A rose by any other name is a testament to a job well done.

Mourning is Personal and Has No Start or Finish Time

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There may be no more personal emotion that mourning a loved one. Everyone is a little bit different in how they mourn and how long they mourn. Part of the reason our custom includes a visitation to celebrate a life, is to promote a healthy and very necessary emotional response. While every experience really is truly unique, there are many commonalities among people going through a mourning process. Key events and anniversaries are always liable to inspire an emotional reaction. All of these “firsts” are a reminder that your loved one who celebrated with you is no longer humanly present to do so. These times can be especially difficult. Perhaps the most positive thing about these dates and events is that they are predictable and families can make the effort to be together during these times. It’s wise to plan these events and anniversaries well in advance of the actual dates. They can often be moments of sharing very positive memories of your loved one as well.

Death can be expected or sudden. During particularly long illnesses where debilitation of mind and or body has occurred, much mourning has taken place prior to the actual moment of death. It’s not unusual for people to seem to recover emotionally a bit sooner in these circumstances. It is possible that family has been “all cried out” during a long illness where their loved one has been uncommunicative or compromised significantly over the time of the illness. In cases of sudden deaths, families may be looking for answers and trying to think of ways they may have been able to help, or prevent a death from occurring. In these cases, it is important that friends remain close and help families deal with the grief of losing someone too soon. People need assurance and reassurance from family and friends that death can come randomly and is almost completely beyond anyone’s control.

The most important thing to remember is that “Listening” is the most important gift a friend can offer. Being a good listener is being a healer. The most common phrase at a visitation is “If you need anything, please don’t hesitate to ask”. What nearly everyone will need is a good listener. Be ready and be generous with your time when the call comes.

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At Sheehy We Offer Several Cremation Service Options

WE STRIVE TO OFFER PEOPLE OPTIONS; INCLUDING SEVERAL CREMATION SERVICE OPTIONS

Cremation has become a more requested service in the past several years. The increase in requests for cremation have resulted from a number of different preferences that range from cost, to a desire to have ashes spread in memorial in special places, to even environmental concerns for space. At Sheehy, we provide a full range of cremation services that include a direct cremation or more traditional services that conclude with cremation. These services include, but are not limited to, a Visitation in our chapel, a Church Memorial Service which can be personalized with family photographs, video and memorabilia or even an outdoor Memorial Garden Service. In the case of a Memorial Service, we can provide Memorial Registry Books, Memorial Service folders, Flag Cases, Personal Floral Tributes, or a number of other options that can facilitate a dignified service. Among other faiths, the Roman Catholic Church has included in its Rite of Christian Burial, and approved the burial of cremation remains in consecrated ground.

Sheehy Funeral Home offers a large selection of urns and containers for families to choose from for burial or safe keeping. We also provide suitable containers if your loved one’s wishes include placing their remains in final resting places of their choosing. Cremation is a key part of the full range of services available to honor and celebrate the life of your loved one. For more details about the protocol and procedure for cremation (click here) to contact Bill Kiley, or another of our Licensed Funeral Directors.

Where Technology Enhances Tradition

So much of what we do relies upon generations of traditions and customs in comforting families who have experienced loss. Gathering with the family is an instinctual and compassionate response for people. Our mission is to provide a comfortable environment and professional service that leaves a family with only one responsibility; greeting their guests and celebrating the life of their loved one.

Technology is now a part of our service.

When you enter Sheehy Funeral Home, among the first things you’ll see is a large screen image of the person you are there to honor and a directory to which chapel the visitation is in. It can also relate the information for religious services and place of burial. The person you are coming to honor is usually the first image you will see upon entering. Aside from the very practical benefits of this use of technology, it is viewed as a very warm welcome too.

When you enter our chapel, we have an electronic kiosk for registering visitors. It’s still new for many people, so we have an attendant nearby to help anyone use the kiosk to register their name and address in the guestbook. It’s easy to use and our families have appreciated how much easier it has made it for them to send “Thank you” cards after the services. The technology of the electronic registry has eliminated the problem of trying to decipher handwriting and more complete information is available when the services are over. We provide completely accurate pre-printed envelopes addressed to your guests who signed in at the visitation, saving families hours of time and effort when the efficiency is most appreciated.

At Sheehy Funeral Home, we’re always looking for any way to make a difficult time a little easier.