Marya & Tommy took such good care of us

Joe and Regina were going through a very difficult time. In a very short time span they were dealing with the deaths of very close family members. First Joe’s dad, then his grandmother and then Regina’s father; a very unexpected and heartbreaking loss. They went from never having planned a funeral service to planning 3 in a very short span of time. It was overwhelming to say the least. Joe and Regina were primary planners in all 3 services, and each had very unique and different desires for how they wished to be honored. “The Gibbons, Marya and Tommy, did everything to help us. They instinctively knew what to do and what we needed. They were such a blessing”, according to Regina. She added, “They instantly put us at ease on the budget issues and saved us so much time and emotional stress”. She and Joe were able to do what they needed to do; honor the lives and memories of people they loved. You don’t really know for sure when the need for funeral services will arise. What you can know is that the Gibbons Family is there to take good care of you.

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

We’re here 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Whenever our family can assist yours.

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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/

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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.

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The Gibbons Family treated us like family.

“When my dad passed away, I called Marya Gibbons at 11 at night. In less than an hour, a gentleman arrived and treated my father and us with such respect, such class, such dignity. He treated my dad like he was taking care of his own father,” said Steve Engebretson. He gently added that everything that followed was just as respectful, just as dignified and just like family. They just made everything so much easier.”

 

When you lose a loved one, the world can seem upside down and it’s hard to figure out what to do first when there’s suddenly so much to do in so short of a time. The Gibbons family is there to take care of everything that must be done so you can do what’s most important; comfort your family and friends and have your opportunity to grieve and celebrate the life of you loved one. Our family knows exactly what your family needs, and we’ll be there for you anytime, day or night, every day of the year. We promise.

 

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’re ready to help.

 

Whenever our family can assist yours.

 

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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

 

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The Benefits of Establishing a Trust

Joe Robinson, an Estate Planning Attorney provides perspective on some of the benefits of creating a trust, which is often used as a suitable substitute for a will. There are important elements of this process to ensure that survivors are benefiting from the foresight of the trust instrument and the trust is indeed offering clarity of direction from the loved one regarding their final wishes. Every situation varies, so when choosing a trust or any vehicle to instruct on your funeral arrangements, seeking the advice of a trusted adviser is always helpful.

For at-need servicespre-planning or any questions you may have, feel free to make a no obligation contact with the Gibbons Family at 630-832-0018 or visit www.gibbonsfuneralhome.com

 

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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

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