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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Consider Pre-Planning Funeral Expenses when Fiscal Planning in the New Year. Especially younger people.

 

 

Bob Spahn is an Elmhurst based Financial Advisor. He’s seen his industry change and adapt over the years to become more sensitive to advance planning for healthcare, housing, and any number of expected and unexpected eventualities that may come up. An area that has seen great awareness and greater growth is Pre-planning and pre-funding of funeral expenses. According to studies, Bob relays that on average, “Funeral expenses double over the course of 12 years”. So, the time to plan is not “at retirement”, but earlier than that to maximize the benefits of hedging inflation on an inevitable expense.

Aside from the financial benefits, and even more important in many cases, is that pre-planning removes a great burden from families by having choices and preferences recorded and kept on file well in advance. Loved ones are not guessing what your desires are during a very difficult time of loss for them. If the plan is pre-funded, it removes any financial strain on surviving family members. At Gibbons, the funeral home arrangements cost is honored at the time the pre-funding occurs. That policy is held independently by a separate insurance entity. If a family has moved, the pre-planning funding policy can be transferred to another funeral home.

People have always been a bit uncomfortable discussing life insurance, wills or funeral planning. “As a financial planner, I highly recommend that people address these concerns when they’re younger,” says Mr. Spahn, adding, “it’s a much easier discussion when a person is not facing any imminent health concerns”.

Whether you have pre-planned, would be interested in pre-planning or you have an at-need circumstance, 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 day a week. Whenever our family can assist yours.