We’ve Spent Over a Century Building Trust

 

“More often than not, it really comes down to trust”. Three generations of Sheehy’s have built that trust for more than 100 years. The Sheehy Family has been serving fourth and fifth generations of families over that time. There was a time over many of those years where families made choices almost strictly on location; the convenience to their neighborhood, church and parish. As the world has become bigger and more spread out, those factors have changed. Families want to turn to trust, professionalism and experience.

Robert J. Sheehy & Sons has never lost sight of the most important reasons people choose a final place to celebrate the life of their loved one, to receive family and friends and to bid farewell to a person who has meant so much to so many. Families trust Bob and Jim Sheehy and the entire professional staff to manage all the details, big or small, so they can focus only on the most important elements of the visitation and funeral services. As customs and traditions change and evolve, the Sheehy Family is there to provide the services the family desires. They can accommodate requests from Pre-planning, to Traditional Services, to Cremation and Memorial Services. They are there to serve families and earn that trust with every service. They’ve been doing so for a long time.

For at-need services, pre-planning services, cremation, memorials, or any questions you may have, we would be honored to speak with you any time of day or night. Our funeral homes are located in Orland Park and Burbank. Contact us at 708-857-7878 or http://www.sheehyfh.com/

 

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SHEEHY FUNERAL HOME OFFERS A VARIETY OF OPTIONS FOR CREMATION

Cremation has become a more requested service in the past several years. Requests for cremation as a final disposition has increased in recent years. At Sheehy Funeral Home, 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 among the options of services available to honor and celebrate the life of your loved one. For more details about the protocol and procedure for cremation contact Bill Kiley, or another of our Licensed Funeral Directors at 708-857-7878 or www.sheehyfh.com We’re here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Letters of Compassion, Care and Gratitude

When Sheehy Funeral Home receives “thank you” notes, we place them in a file labeled “Roses”. Because to us, that’s what they are; a beautiful reminder that a family appreciated our service to them in a very difficult time for them. When we consider that they took the time to sit down and write to us, it’s especially encouraging. Of course, it makes us feel good that we have helped comfort a family beyond their expectations. That’s something we strive for with every family we care for. We save all of these notes in our Roses file, and we refer back to them frequently. Every member of our staff sees every Rose we receive. It’s a reminder to all of us just how important it is to make sure we think of everything and see to it every detail is taken care of.

 

To the families who send these beautiful notes, the Sheehy Family thanks you. It’s a privilege to provide services to you, in many cases for several generations. The common words we see in all of these notes are compassion, care and gratitude directed toward our service. We feel the same way about the families we serve. It’s not necessary to send a note. At the same time, we’ll add one more word to those special words that we see in these special notes; Grateful. We are grateful for being the family you trust with your loved one.

 

For at-need services, pre-planning services or any questions you may have, we would be honored to speak with you any time of day or night. Our funeral homes are located in Orland Park and Burbank. Contact us at 708-857-7878 or http://www.sheehyfh.com/

 

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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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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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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”.

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.

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.

Sheehy brothers carry family tradition into a new century

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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Sheehy brothers keep the tradition

Sheehy Funeral Home Celebrates a Century of Service

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.

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