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.

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Gibbons Funeral Home, Elmhurst Funeral Services Personal Care

 

Ten of us came to make final arrangements for mom and dad.

Patience. Kindness. It was personal. They made it much easier and more special to say our good byes. We all had requests and she listened to and accommodated all of them. Those are the sentiments of Maureen Engebretson about how Marya Gibbons took care of her family for both parents of her husband.

Listening is the most important skill to have when a family, large or small experiences a loss. At Gibbons Funeral Home, listening is something we do.

For at-need or pre-arrangements, feel free to contact us. We’ll listen! 630-832-0018 or 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

 

Wills are an important aid in planning funeral services.

 

 

“A testator who prepares a will can attest up front what the preferences are for end of life issues including funeral arrangements and disposition”, says Joe Robinson an attorney specializing in Family Law. A will is an excellent vehicle, in some ways better than a trust, when discerning the desires of your loved one. Since honoring the wishes of loved ones is of paramount importance to families, the Gibbons Family will work closely with families to make sure that all of the concerns are met when making arrangements.

 

For pre-planning or at-need services, feel free to call us with no obligation on your part. We’re here 24/7 to help with questions or any need for service that may arise. Contact us at 630-832-0018

or 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

 

Pre-planning takes the pressure off of making immediate decisions.

For Steve and Maureen Engebretson, losing Steve’s mom and dad was difficult. “They were married 70 years, you just don’t even think about them not being there”, was Steve’s recollection. Both parents had made pre-arrangement plans with Gibbons Funeral Home. When the time came close and Maureen spoke to Marya Gibbons, Marya said “go be with mom and dad. Everything is already taken care of here. When the time comes, we’re ready”. Steve exhaled deeply saying “what a relief”.

Pre-planning can be a great relief to your immediate family and friends. In this case, Steve’s parents decided exactly how they wanted their funeral arrangements to be taken care of. And they were.

If you are considering pre-planning or simply have some questions about pre-arranged or at need services, contact us at (630) 832-0018 or info@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