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.