The Gibbons were so reassuring.


When the Colleen Manion’s Family lost their father, it was very difficult for the family. It was the first time they had to cope with funeral planning in their immediate family. Comforting Colleen’s mom and helping her during the process was very important. “Marya helped us and let us know exactly what we needed to do” is how Colleen describes the planning process.


When the visitation was scheduled, Marya Gibbons made sure the family had some intimate time to themselves for an hour and a half beforehand. “We needed that time for my mother and for all of us. It was special time, and comforting to be able to spend these moments with my dad”.


“Every family has different needs and desires and we’re here to accommodate those in the best way we can. Whatever we can do, we will do”, is how Marya Gibbons frames it. In the case of the Manion Family, it’s precisely what they needed and precisely what happened.


Whether you have an at-need circumstance or are considering pre-planning, the Gibbons Family is here to serve your family. If you have any questions about pre-planning or any aspect of funeral arrangements, please contact us with no obligation at 630-832-0018 or http://www. gibbonsfuneralhome.com

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Gibbons Funeral, Elmhurst: Funeral Services that Fall into Place

“I was checking around. When I talked to Marya, it just clicked.” 

Very proud Veteran and Past Commander with the American Legion, Dante Laudati is a very deliberate person. Having been the care provider for his beloved wife, Dante was aware well in advance that he’d be requiring funeral services, and it was important to him that he chose the right place. He went to a number of places in the Elmhurst area, and decided to make a visit to Gibbons in Elmhurst and meeting Marya Gibbons. As Dante says, “It just clicked”. This was the place. “She was professional, kind, and helpful. She handled everything. All I had to do was show up.”

Dante also put his DD-214 Certificate on file with Gibbons so he can choose a time in the future to make pre-arrangements for himself. As a proud veteran, American Legion member and Past Commander, he proudly displays his pins on his cap. Veterans have earned and are entitled to services for their sacrifice to our nation. Marya and Tucker Gibbons ensure that every Veteran is aware of and receives all of those services and benefits. In Dante’s case, having the services recorded and documented in a Pre-planning session ensures that all of those details will be taken care of in advance. For Marya’s part, she loved working with Mr. Laudati, and listening to his stories about his wife, his family, his service to the country and to the American Legion “He is such an amazing man, matter of fact mixed in with great feeling for his family and his service. Couldn’t help but love the guy right away”, that’s her way of saying it clicked for her too!

Whether you have an at-need circumstance or are considering pre-planning, the Gibbons Family is here to serve your family. If you have any questions about pre-planning or any aspect of funeral arrangements, please contact us with no obligation at 630-832-0018 or www. gibbonsfuneralhome.com

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If you’ve been to Gibbons, you’ve likely met Cookie!

It’s hard for us to come up with a title for Cookie here at Gibbons Funeral Home. Cookie has been here so long, we really feel like we couldn’t operate without him. He handles so many of the important duties here at the funeral home from keeping our environment beautiful, our cars and equipment in tip top condition, running back and forth to get certificates and anything else we need to stay on schedule. He’s kind of our “everything person” these days.

Cookie is part of the Gibbons Family. And the Gibbons Family is part of Cookie’s family. The children have all grown up together, and Cookie is as familiar a sight around the funeral home as anyone else. He knows all of the neighbors, commuters, and people milling about in busy downtown Elmhurst, and they all know him. It’s not at all uncommon to hear people screaming hello to Cookie from down the street when he’s stopping the traffic to get the processions started or waving to every person who passes by. The families at the funeral home know him to be the wonderful man who helps them bring their personal memories or food and bakery items in. He’s there no matter what they need. Tall stool? Call Cookie, he’s got it.

Cookie calls Marya and Tucker Gibbons “the best”. They use the same term for him. Most lovable guy there is. Come and see Cookie.

Whether you have an at-need circumstance or are considering pre-planning, the Gibbons Family is here to serve your family. If you have any questions about pre-planning or any aspect of funeral arrangements, please contact us with no obligation at 630-832-0018 or www. gibbonsfuneralhome.com

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Gift of Hope; A Life Giving Gift

Gift of Hope is a not for profit organization that coordinates the donation of organ and tissue, to save lives through those loving donations. That coordination includes; physicians, nurses, transplant centers and funeral directors. The most important people in the process are the families themselves. The loving and generous donations come from the families and the people who make it known they wish to be donors.

Barbara Dolan and Anna Michiels explain the mission of Gift of Hope and how that mission saves lives and offers comfort to families dealing with loss on one side and the gift of life on the other. Barbara explains that the “heroism” of the families, especially those who have lost somebody very young, for extending this gift at a sad and vulnerable time. Anna works directly with funeral directors, who are very much part of the process in assisting in the gifts.

Important decisions are never easy, and this one may be the most difficult there is. And those families and people who choose are heroes whose legacy of life continues through the most grateful people one can imagine.

To contact Gift of Hope, go to https://www.giftofhope.org/

Whether you have an at-need circumstance or are considering pre-planning, the Gibbons Family is here to serve your family. If you have any questions about pre-planning or any aspect of funeral arrangements, please contact us with no obligation at 630-832-0018 or www. gibbonsfuneralhome.com

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Our Faith Communities are partners in our commitment to our families.

Perhaps one of the kindest and most concise things a person could say, is what Fr. Tom Paul says. “The Gibbons have a deep understanding of how they fit into the lives of the people of Elmhurst and our neighboring communities.” Tom (Tucker) Gibbons repeats his father’s words when he says, “We are blessed to be in the middle of several wonderful faith communities in Elmhurst, Bensenville, Villa Park, Berkeley, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace, and so many others.”

It’s our mission to not only make our home available to families to celebrate the lives of their loved ones, but to see it through all the way through to religious rites and funeral services at the cemeteries or memorial services. We work closely with the clergy, ministers, grief counselors, bereavement ministries in all of our faith communities to make sure we are all seamlessly and professionally taking care of every detail for our families. When Visitation Deacon Tony Spatafore says, “When Gibbons are involved, we know everything is going to be taken care of”, or Pastoral Assoicate Patti Riggs says, “They make our job much easier”, that means the world to us. Because their assistance and guidance are vital in making sure our families experience a dignified and beautiful service.

Our combined ministry is a partnership we treasure. We love our community and we love the faith communities within. We’re all in this together.

Whether you have an at-need circumstance or are considering pre-planning, the Gibbons Family is here to serve your family. If you have any questions about pre-planning or any aspect of funeral arrangements, please contact us with no obligation at 630-832-0018 or www. gibbonsfuneralhome.com

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Gibbons Funeral Home: Getting it Right

People feel stress. You can see it. You can feel it. We pride ourselves on “getting it right” every single time we serve every single family. Losing a loved one is a traumatic experience for people. What our family can do is make sure that all the details of your arrangements are seen to and taken care of. It’s not just what we want to do to help our families, it’s what we’re here to do and we’re supposed to do. And we’ll know. And you’ll know. In fact, everyone will know when service has been performed correctly, professionally, and with compassion. As Marya Gibbons says, “When you get it right, there’s a collective exhale”, and she adds, “everyone there can feel it”.

We can’t eliminate the pain of loss. But we can ensure that your arrangements go smoothly, and your final time to celebrate your loved one’s life, is completely devoted to doing that and only that, while we take care of every detail from the biggest to the smallest. We’re here for you at Gibbons Funeral Home. 24 hours a day, every single day. If you have any questions or concerns about at-need services or Pre-planning services, feel free to contact us without any obligation at 630-832-0018 or contact us at our website at gibbonsfuneralhome.com

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Being a Veteran becomes part and parcel of who they are.

Kathy Gidcumb’s dad was a veteran. His service was important to him. When it came time to arrange services for Kathy’s dad, Tom Revane,  two things were certain. His services would be held at Gibbons Funeral Home in Elmhurst, and his service in the military would be an important part of remembering who he was and how he lived his life. Tom went on to marry, raise a family, serve his community and parish. He was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus. Marya Gibbons explains that “being a veteran becomes part and parcel of who a person is”. Adding, “we ensure that every benefit a veteran earned through their service is presented to the family”.

Thomas A. Gibbons, Jr. explains that veterans are entitled to an American Flag, an honor guard from their branch of the service, and their burial expenses at a National Cemetery are free of charge for a veteran and spouse. That includes a headstone. Abraham Lincoln Cemetery in Elwood, IL is the nearest National Cemetery. Full military honors are part of every service at Lincoln Cemetery. Added Thomas A. Gibbons Jr., “That moment where you present the flag to a family and state ‘On behalf of the President of the United States and a grateful nation’, the gravity of the service and sacrifice made by the men and women who served is impossible to misunderstand”. Kathy Gidcumb says it best, “It really was done just lovely”.

For details on Veteran’s funeral information, pre-need or at-need services,  contact Tom or Marya Gibbons at 630.832.0018 or click here.

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