Bob Sheehy “Choosing a Funeral Home is determined mostly by Reputation & Location”

Bob Sheehy “Choosing a Funeral Home is determined mostly by Reputation & Location”

Historically,  Sheehy Funeral Homes have been in the center of close-knit parishes and strong faith communities on the south and southwest side of the city of Chicago. From our original location at 76th and Halsted in the heart of St. Sabina and St. Leo to Orland Park in 1988 and the many wonderful growing parishes and congregations. Bob and Jim Sheehy were always connected to a part of those close-knit communities. While they could choose their location as the metropolitan area kept growing and expanding, it was vital to continue to earn the remarkable reputation and legacy left to them by the generation of the Sheehy Family before them. That Legacy of Service and Reputation now extends over 100 years. 

That’s a long, proud legacy that isn’t matched by many family owned and operated entities. As Jim Segredo points out, “People all over the southside who grew up and knew the neighborhoods so well, all understood the Sheehy’s were there for them, always.” It could have been St. Sabina or St. Leo, or these days, St. Michael, St. Elizabeth Seton, St. Francis of Assisi, Our Lady of the Woods, St. Bernard, St. George, St. Julie Billiart, St. Stephens, Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church St. Albert the Great, St. Bede the Venerable, St. Damien, in addition to Parkview Christian Church, Christ Lutheran and All Saints Lutheran Church. In fact, annually we visit over 70 different worship spaces for our families’ arrangements. It’s a privilege to serve in each and every place. 

 Jim Sheehy describes the southwest side of Chicago and south suburbs as “this is truly a very unique and very special place”.  It simply can’t be stated better. 

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We refer to the kind notes we receive  as “Roses”.  In the midst of this very difficult time of the Covid Virus,  where it’s a  daily challenge to comfort and assist families in the manner that they truly deserve, we are trying our best to to do so.

And so, this Rose, from Maria Michelon, thanking us for taking care of her father Vito Mannino, means a great deal to us. We’re humbled. We’re honored. Thank you Maria, it was absolutely our privilege to serve your father and your family. 

Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home.

 Dear Staff at Sheehy Funeral Home, 

I wanted to drop you a note of enormous thanks. My Dad passed away on April 27th and was waked and memorialized at your funeral home. The unbelievable professionalism, empathy and care extended to us by your entire team (Bill, Mike, Chris, Linda, your late-night answering service and many more) was indeed second to none. It is understandably overwhelming for individuals to wrap their heads around the loss of a loved one. Making the necessary arrangements can tilt the emotional scale; however, your team handled everything from A to Z without a hitch, and, due to Covid-19, everything was done via phone and/or e-mail. Your work, collectively, is praiseworthy. Thank you for such a peaceful memorial service. 

The entire Mannino family will forever be grateful. 


Maria Michelon (Daughter of Vito Mannino)


In this difficult time, we are all going through its important for you to know that Robert J. Sheehy & Sons
F.H. is taking every precaution possible by diminishing the possibility of exposure to the coronavirus.
We have been contacted by numerous Funeral Associations, Cook County Board of Health, IDPH, CDC
and other federal agencies with guidelines regulating public gatherings.

It has always been our goal to provide the meaningful service to all our families but given the
recommendations set forth by the above-mentioned agencies/associations … that may not be possible.
From here on when a family’s love one passes away, initially we will provide the necessary preparation.
We will then set up an appointment to meet with the family to provide all options available now or in
the future.

It has been and will continue to be an honor for us to serve all our families. Robert Sheehy & Sons F.H.
will continue to do everything possible to be there for you when you need us.