The most important virtue when serving a family is “Trust”

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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It’s important that people know that the Sheehy Family are committed to their families.

 

“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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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SheehyFuneralHome
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SheehyFH
Blog: https://sheehyfh.wordpress.com/
Website: http://www.sheehyfh.com

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.