“It’s truly remarkable to us how loyal families have been to our family”, is how Jim Sheehy describes the feeling. Along with his brother Bob, they are the “sons” in Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home, with locations in Orland Park and Burbank. The Sheehy name and services is measured not in years or decades, but a century. For 3 generations, the family has been providing funeral services on the south, and southwest side and suburbs of Chicago. So many of the families are families that have been served by Jim and Bob’s grandfather, father and uncles, and now it’s their honor to serve.
“Our name and reputation is important to us because of the generations who served our community before us. To know that when people are experiencing their most difficult and trying times in life, they are choosing us to help them is a very humbling feeling and a great honor for us”, states Jim Sheehy. He adds, “the southwest side of Chicago is among the most unique places there is. The closeness of families and the loyalty among them is incredibly special”.
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In the past, the determining factor in choosing a funeral home had more to do with location and being close to the neighborhood. What has transcended that now that families are more spread out, is a sense of trust. Knowing that a family is managing the care of your loved one and will be with you every step of the way is important to families. What hasn’t changed and never will, is that these services are the last time a family will have an opportunity to honor the life of their loved one and offer extended family and friends the opportunity to offer comfort, share precious experiences and say farewell as a community to a very loved member of their family.
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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Robert and James Sheehy are carrying on the tradition of their grandfather, Roger, their uncle Roger and father, Robert that started in a storefront at 76th St. and Halsted Ave. in 1913. This year marks the hundredth anniversary of the Sheehy family providing service to Chicago’s south side families. Continuing their tradition with funeral homes in Burbank, IL and Orland Park, IL, Bob and Jim Sheehy are the standard bearers of the Sheehy Family Funeral Homes in Chicago. Jeff Vorva of The Regional News and The Reporter newspaper sat down to interview the Sheehy Brothers recently and filed this story documenting the Sheehy Family history in the funeral industry.
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The Southwest Suburban publication The Reporter published a very nice article about our family’s commitment to serving our communities. Most important to us is the article highlighting that our commitment today is the same as it has been for 3 generations of the Sheehy Family and a hundred years of continuous service to the families we have been privileged to serve. We thank every family who has entrusted us with caring for them and their loved ones during their time of need. We’re truly honored to be chosen to assist them. With 84 years of combined experience with our current staff of directors, we’ll continue to be there for families when they need us.