Chicago Fire Dept. Lieutenant Leonard passed away in North Carolina while receiving treatment. It was necessary to bring him home to his real home; The Northwest side of Chicago. Michael Gibbons made the phone calls to coordinate with the funeral home in North Carolina to bring Lt. Leonard home, working with son, John Leonard here… Continue reading Gibbons helped bring dad home from North Carolina to Chicago. The Chicago Fire Dept. provided a motorcade to Gibbons Family Funeral Home
Eileen O’Grady Newell describes a feeling everyone has when it comes to planning funeral arrangements; “We’re all so stressed out.” The Gibbons Family understands “stressed out.” Whether they see it, hear it or sense it, they know that feeling is an overwhelming one that every family feels when they have a very short time to do something… Continue reading IT ALL STARTS WITH LISTENING
For Michael Gibbons, having families invite people to a place very much like home was natural. For the Gibbons Family, their buildings were their home. They lived upstairs, answered the phone at whatever time it rang, because it was their mission and privilege to be there for families. Michael’s father Thomas Gibbons understood clearly… Continue reading An inviting and warmhearted place. Like home.
“If it weren’t for the Gibbons Family we would not have known that such meaningful and important services were available to my dad and our family”, states Barbara Murphy, adding “my dad passed away at 74 years old and it had been 50 years since he served. Other than to say how proud he was… Continue reading We had no idea these Veteran’s Services were available to us.
Being a good listener is important in Funeral Services. Within the grief and confusion that loss creates, families bring up memories and important details of life that matter to them. It’s in listening to those phrases and thoughts where greater intuitive service is born. Eileen O’Grady Newell experienced it herself. She describes the myriad of… Continue reading The Gibbons Family Just Knew What We Wanted Without Our Having To Ask
“My father, Thomas Gibbons thought families needed a home to welcome their families and friends into when a loved one passed. They needed to feel comfortable. They needed a warm environment that lent itself completely to comforting”, states Michael Gibbons, who learned this lesson early and regularly from his father. His family lived there too.… Continue reading Home. That’s what our family thought it should feel like.
Michael Gibbons and his family have been long time volunteers of the Irish American Heritage Center. When Maureen, a senior member and founder of the IAHC passed away, it was imperative that her final resting place be in the town she was raised in Ireland. “This can really be a complicated situation, but Michael Gibbons… Continue reading The Gibbons Family helped us bring Maureen home to Ireland