The Experienced Professionals at Gibbons have earned the respect of the local Faith Community.

Gibbons Funeral Home in Elmhurst serves many faith communities nearby. The funeral rites are very important to families. Marya and Tom Gibbons have carried on the legacy of very close relationships with the bereavement ministries within the parishes and congregations in the area they serve. Pastoral Associate Patti Riggs states it beautifully as does Deacon Tony Spatafore of Visitation Parish in Elmhurst. “When the Gibbons Family is arranging the Funeral, every detail is seen to, they know exactly what to do”.  Adds Fr. Tom Paul, Pastor of Immaculate Conception, “They know how to help families who have coped with loss”. Fr. Tom goes back a couple generations with the professionalism of the Gibbons Family and appreciates the ‘complete circle of cooperation’ in ministering to families who have lost a loved one. The partnership between the funeral home, the clergy and the faith community is a vital element in providing comfort, compassion, and dignity to families.

“Our community is truly blessed with so many wonderful faith communities who care so deeply”, says Marya Gibbons.

To reach out to the Gibbons Family for at need or with Pre-Planning services, contact us anytime, day or night at 630-832-0018.

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Once we’ve served you at Gibbons, it raises the relationship forever


 
The Gibbons Family has deep roots in Elmhurst. Now serving the community with the third generation of the family providing service to Elmhurst, Oak Brook, Bensenville, Berkeley, Hillside, Villa Park and so many other surrounding communities. Tom and Marya and their 6 children are involved in every activity at schools, parks, parishes, community organizations, service organizations and many charitable events.  They are blessed to meet a lot of people around town. It’s very common that when the time of need arises, Tom and Marya are already familiar with and likely friends with the family needing their assistance.

When your acquaintances and friends in the community know you for your involvement first, and then they need the services the Gibbons family provides, there is a profound change that occurs. The change results from two families going through a very important experience together, where one has experienced loss, and the other is there to comfort them and ensure that every last detail is taken care of. Once that occurs, the relationship is even more special on both sides going forward. It’s an honor and a privilege that the Gibbons Family takes seriously to serve our communities and meet the needs of our neighbors.

At Gibbons Funeral Home, we’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We stand ready to help families with Pre-PlanningAt-Need Planning, Visitations, Funerals, Cremations, Memorial Services or any of the Funeral Services a family desires.

Call or visit us any time, day or night at 630-832-0018 or http://www.gibbonsfuneralhome.com/

To reach out to the Gibbons Family:

Website: http://www.gibbonsfuneralhome.com/

Blog: https://gibbonsfuneral.wordpress.com/

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/gibbonsfuneral

It’s Gibbons’ Cinema Season for Seniors at the York Theatre in Elmhurst

 

From May until October, on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, Seniors are invited to see a recently released movie at the York Theater in Elmhurst, sponsored by Gibbons Funeral Home. “We’ve been doing this for several years, and our seniors really seem to enjoy it. Many of them have become friends as a result of getting together for our monthly movie. It’s fun to see them have so much fun catching up and visiting with each other”, according to Marya Gibbons.

In addition to the movie, the $2.50 morning includes a continental breakfast often sponsored by one of the Senior Communities in the area. There’s no sales presentation to sit through, just a nice opportunity to do something nice for our seniors at a very nominal cost that lets them see a newly released movie and enjoy a light breakfast and some wonderful conversation. The doors open at 9am. The movie starts promptly at 10am. Hundreds of seniors have put this date on their calendars for the second Tuesday of the month, May through October. It’s a wonderful getaway and a great chance to visit and catch up on the latest buzz around town and see a newly released movie. “Just an opportunity to do something nice for nice people”, says Marya, adding “It’s a lot of fun for all of us

At Gibbons Funeral Home, we’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We stand ready to help families with Pre-PlanningAt-Need Planning, Visitations, Funerals, Cremations, Memorial Services or any of the Funeral Services a family desires.

Call or visit us any time, day or night at 630-832-0018 or http://www.gibbonsfuneralhome.com/

To reach out to the Gibbons Family:

Website: http://www.gibbonsfuneralhome.com/

Blog: https://gibbonsfuneral.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gibbonsfuneralhome

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gibbonsfuneral

His Service in the Navy was very important.

Maureen Engbretson and her husband Steve share their experience of arranging services for Steve’s father, a US Navy Veteran. Because of his service in the Navy, Mr.  Engbretson and his wife earned the right to be buried at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL. The graves and burial fees are free of charge to Veteran’s and their spouses at National Cemeteries. Every Veteran is entitled to this benefit, though many aren’t aware of this earned benefit. Thomas and Marya Gibbons make it a practice to frequently remind Veteran’s and their families that this earned benefit is available to them.

Moreover, Maureen explains how Marya Gibbons went above and beyond to see that the Engbretsons could bear witness to the entire service through to the interment. “When I asked her if we could do this and explained how important it was to us, she said she’d find out, and do everything she could to ensure we could be there”. She added, “Like everything else the Gibbons Family did on our behalf, they came through. Our family was able to be there through to the final respects at their final resting place”. Maureen and Steve are honored that his parents are honored for the service and sacrifice his dad made for his country. He rests among the American heroes he served with, before and after.

Maureen calls Marya’s extra help “The Personal Touch” Marya calls it “The Honor every Veteran deserves”.

For Veteran Death and Burial Benefits, contact us at 630-832-0018 or www.gibbonsfuneralhome.com. For at-need services, pre-planning or any questions or concern you may have, we’re ready to help.

Call or visit us any time, day or night at 630-832-0018 or http://www.gibbonsfuneralhome.com/

To reach out to the Gibbons Family:

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Nothing is quite as humbling as the Thank You notes we receive.

After a funeral service, families continue to be overwhelmed with tasks that need to be completed in a timely manner. Often this is a very important part of the grieving process. Among those important tasks is sending letters of thanks to the people who honored their loved one with their attendance at the visitation, the funeral, gifts of flowers or contributions to memorials or letters of comfort that come from a geographical distance, when no emotional or sentimental distance exists.

When we receive a unique acknowledgement that we made things a little easier at an especially difficult time, it’s a reminder to us as to how blessed we are to be involved in the lives of families at the time we are. It’s a reminder of our responsibility to lift and help carry the burden of a very difficult circumstance. It’s a reminder of what an honor it truly is to be the family that receives a call when a family has experienced a loss.

We’re here. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We stand ready to help families with Pre-Planning, At-Need Planning, Visitations, Funerals, Cremations, Memorial Services or any of the Funeral Services a family desires.

Call or visit us any time, day or night at 630-832-0018 or http://www.gibbonsfuneralhome.com/

To reach out to the Gibbons Family:

Website: http://www.gibbonsfuneralhome.com/

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Celebrating the Lives of the Loved Ones We’ve Served for Nearly 70 Years

“I am imperfect in many things, nevertheless I want my brethren and kinsfolk to know my nature so that they may be able to perceive my soul’s desire”- St. Patrick

For nearly 70 years the Gibbons Family has invited the families of the loved ones who they’ve served to a memorial mass at the historic Old St. Patrick’s Church in Chicago. Families are notified a month in advance of the mass celebrating their loved one in the month of their actual passing. If your loved one passed away in May, you’ll receive notice every April of the mass of remembrance celebrating your loved one and all of the loved ones the Gibbons Family have made arrangements for in that month. Many people receive several notifications each year of different family members and loved ones who will be celebrated in the month of their passing.

Thomas Gibbons and Anne Gibbons (affectionately known as Grandpa and Granny Gibbons) started this tradition to honor the families they had the honor to serve and to help the fledgling church community of St. Patrick’s which had fallen on hard times decades ago. Tom and Rita continued the tradition as the parish saw a remarkable resurgence over time. As Fr. Karl Langsdorf shares in this beautiful video highlighting the beauty and architecture of Old St. Pat’s Church, Tommy and Anne Gibbons are smiling down on their grandchildren Thomas “Tucker”, Marya, Colleen, Michael and Patrick for continuing this beautiful tradition that has brought people together for nearly 7 decades to remember and celebrate their families.

Contact us at 630-832-0018 or www.gibbonsfuneralhome.com for at-need services, pre-planning or any question or concern you may have. We are available any time of day or night.

To reach out to the Gibbons Family:

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Veterans Get Special Care Here

 

Robert Cadogan served his country. His brother Wally knew how important it was to Robert to have his service to his country be a part of his final arrangements. Robert expressed to Wally his preference for Cremation, and his remains were interred in a place of honor at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois beside his wife, who had passed before Robert. The tradition of a military service includes the American Flag being presented to the family with the condolences of the President of the United States and the thanks of a Grateful Nation. Wally described Gibbons Funeral Home military service as “outstanding”.

 

Wally was guided by Marya Gibbons to assist in the arrangements, see that his brother’s wishes were honored, and that all of the services Robert earned as a Veteran were secured for the family. Wally stated that the Gibbons Family walked him through the process step by step and ensured every detail was addressed. Afterwards he wrote a note to express his gratitude for “taking such good care of my brother”. Marya replied that “it’s wonderful to receive these notes, but the honor is truly ours to be able to take care of Veterans and their families. It’s a privilege for us”.

 

Contact us at 630-832-0018 or www.gibbonsfuneralhome.com for at-need services, pre-planning or any question or concern you may have. We are available any time of day or night.

 

To reach out to the Gibbons Family:

Website: http://www.gibbonsfuneralhome.com/

Blog: https://gibbonsfuneral.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gibbonsfuneralhome

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gibbonsfuneral