In the confusing and disconcerting moments after a loss of a loved one, there is no more important virtue than Trust. Decades ago, there was little thought where a loved one would receive services and to whom the care of that loved one would be turned over to. There was a family funeral home in the neighborhood where people instinctively went to. If anything, there may have been a choice based on faith affiliation. Most funeral homes were indeed operated by long standing families within the parish, or small geographical communities people lived in.
As families expanded and moved further away from the close-knit neighborhoods they’d spent generations in, the decision on who to call when you experienced a loss changed. There was less familiarity. Some of the families that operated funeral homes weren’t the same families, some became corporate owned entities. The guarantee that there was a close relationship between generations of your family and generations of the family operating the funeral home didn’t necessarily apply anymore. But in some cases, that still held true, and the trust built over decades was still in place.
Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home has been a trustworthy choice for over a hundred years. Grandfathers, Fathers, Sons, and their entire families have dedicated their lives to providing the professional and compassionate service to families on the South and Southwest sides of Chicago their entire lives. For generations. Trust has been the virtue that has been ingrained in our family and something we consider absolutely precious to us as we continue to serve our families in our communities no matter how widespread those communities become.
We always want to be the Family that your Family Trusts. We think about that and work at it every day…and night. We’re here for you when you need us.
To discuss funeral planning options at a time of need or for a complimentary pre-planning session with our professional Funeral Directors click here or contact us at 708-857-7878.
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“My in-laws worked with the Sheehy Family. They knew what to expect, and their expectations were exceeded. They were well accommodated, and the treatment was excellent. When the services are complete, you realize it was first-class and excellent”, states Jim Segredo, a longtime resident of the Southwest Side of Chicago, St. Rita Alumni, and the President of Montini High School.
Generations of Sheehy’s have been taking care of servicing families on the south and southwest sides of Chicago and Suburbs. Community means a great deal to Bob & Jim Sheehy and to the entire Staff of the Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home family. A familiar name among all the Faith Communities they serve, the standard of Professional and Compassionate Care and Service is a hallmark of the Sheehy Family.
If we can be of any assistance to your family, answer any questions, assist with pre-planning (click here), or at-need services, let us know, contact our licensed and Professional Staff at 708-857-7878 or www.sheehyfh.com. We’re available every day, at any time of day or night. We will provide you with any of the answers you have or services you may need.
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“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”.