Funeral Services with an “Air of Dignity”, Always

“Just the way the Sheehy’s conducted themselves, there was an Air of Dignity, always” ~ Willie Winters, lifelong Southsider 

 

Children who grew up on the South and Southwest sides of Chicago went to a lot of wakes. Your parents brought you. Your grandparents brought you. Your neighbors brought you. It was something you were expected to do, just as generations of your family had done; pay respects to the family who had a loss. The communities and parishes were tight on the southside and the southwest suburbs so many of the families migrated to. Ask a southsider where they’re from and they’ll likely give you the name of a Parish, a neighborhood or the cross streets. More than likely you’ll get all three and then a full report of the families who lived on the block. If a neighborhood person did really well and got a law degree, became an MD or got a PhD; they’d still tell you where they went to high school first! 

 

Willie Winters is a neighborhood guy. Active in the community his entire life, engaged with St. Xavier, the Beverly Area Planning Committee, many political activities and a long list of community service performed over decades, he remembers generations of the Sheehy Family. He speaks about the Legacy of Service of the family, the classy way that they take care of families. While so familiar with Bob and Jim Sheehy as contemporaries and their father, he remembers that the service provided to the close-knit community was like an orchestra that hit every note perfectly. He called it “an air of dignity.” That’s something generations of families continued to experience and continued to return to in their time of need. They could focus on grieving and welcoming their friends and family, while Bob, Jim, their outstanding Directors and Staff took care of every other detail. 

 

While so many things have changed about funeral homes, like Pre-planning, Cremation, Memorial Services, etc., it remains vitally important to the Sheehy Family that the continued professional service and that “air of dignity” never change. Generations of the Sheehy Family have been assisting generations of Chicago area families in Burbank and Orland Park for over a century. They’re there when you need them, day or night, every day of the year.

 

To discuss funeral planning at time of need or for a complimentary pre-planning session with our professional Funeral Directors click here. 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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We call the Beautiful Notes of Thank You we receive “Roses”. We treasure them.

We save every note we get from families in a file we call “Roses”. Naturally they are a beautiful expression by families that make us feel good. They’re actually more than that, to us. They’re a reminder of how much it means to people when we do everything we need to do, and we’ve promised to do, to ensure that their experience is a beautiful remembrance of a person they loved so deeply.

We encourage our entire staff to revisit our Roses File often to remind them of the things that mean the very most to people under trying and difficult circumstances. It is never lost on us how much effort and strength it takes for a family to think of us at a time where they have just experienced a loss. We know that it’s our responsibility to make them feel better and make them as comfortable as we possibly can. We want to attend to every detail from the most obvious, to the most intuitive, based on continually honing our listening skills to know what we can do to provide the very best service and experience we can create. It is our privilege to be serving families for 3 generations and over 100 years.

When we receive a note letting us know we’ve done just that; it’s a rose.

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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Memorial Services offer some important flexibility

The timing of a loved ones passing is never easy. There are times when the complicating factors are even greater with extended family out of town, holidays, school schedules, or any variety of reasons that make it more difficult for people to attend services and offer families the comfort they truly want to be able to share. Robert Sheehy & Sons Funeral Director Bill Kiley explains how Memorial Services have grown in frequency to allow families more time to plan the service and maximize the ability for people to attend and honor the life of their loved ones.

Often, it’s been Saturday afternoon Memorial Services since there isn’t the added pressure of a cemetery schedule the next day to be concerned with or locked into. It fits into many more schedules and relieves pressure on families rushing to meet timelines. As Bill Kiley states, “Any way we can ease the pressure and offer comfort to families at a time of loss, it’s our responsibility to do so, and we take it very seriously. We will accommodate their wants and needs and we will absolutely make sure they know this kind of service is available to them.”

If you would like to discuss a Memorial Service with Bill Kiley or any of our professional Funeral Directors please (click here)

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

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

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From 1913 to today…we still do it the “Sheehy Way”

We continue to Serve Chicago and the Southwest Side for over a Century

The Sheehy Family has been in the Funeral Service industry since 1913. This is our 3rd Generation of Family Owned & Operated commitment to the many generations of families we’ve been privileged to serve over that long span of time. The feeling we get from families who are trusting us to serve them generation after generation is very humbling to our family. We’ve moved locations over the years without ever leaving the parishes and neighborhoods where our families and friends called home. Each year we visit nearly 70 different faith and parish communities in fulfilling the final wishes of the families we serve. The history of each and every one of these communities fill us with pride and gracious images as we continue to visit them and lay to rest members of families who built these communities and parishes and helped them continue their missions in the great neighborhoods of the Southwest Side and Southwest Suburbs. To have the “Sheehy” name associated with these places within this large geographical swath of Chicagoland is a remarkable feeling for our family.

With our chapels now in Burbank and Orland Park, Illinois, Bob and Jim Sheehy, sons of Robert J. Sheehy maintain the trust and responsibility of carrying on the premium service that has defined our father, uncles, and grandfather.  We know they’re all watching, and expecting this generation to meet and exceed the family’s commitment to the current generations of families we serve. And we’re committed to doing just that. If you need us, we’re here. And honored to continue serving your family.

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 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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“What we want more than anything is for our space to feel like your home”

 

When it came time to design and decorate Robert Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home in our Orland Park location, our theme from the outset was “home”. The themes were clear to us. Warm, inviting, soft colors, sunlight, open space, welcoming, cozy…Kathy Sheehy understood clearly which was the most important word in Funeral Home. It was a “home” part of the space that she got to work on early. She understood the need for people to get away and take a little break during the services. The lounges need to be bright and airy and splashed with sunlight. The finishes had to be durable, but cheerful. Lots of electrical outlets too!

 

When families are here, this is their home. These are their guests; their families and friends. This is the place where they can comfort one another, share stories, celebrate together, grieve together, heal together, and share whatever feelings and experiences they would share in their own homes. If we have made people feel that way, we have succeeded in starting a process to help them find comfort at a difficult time. Pretty, comfortable, cozy, and inviting are all very important words and feelings to us. When you need us, we are here to make our home, your home.

 

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.com with our locations in Orland Park and Burbank.

 

 

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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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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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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.

To discuss funeral planning options at time of need or for a complimentary pre-planning session with our professional Funeral Directors (click here).

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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”.

To discuss funeral planning options at time of need or for a complimentary pre-planning session with our professional Funeral Directors (click here).

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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”.