Thank you for visiting the Maher Funeral Home and Legal Services website. We hope this site will be helpful to you in gathering information that you seek to pre-plan your final tribute, to prepare your estate plan (will, power of attorney, trust), at the time of a loss, or after to settle your loved one's estate.
Our mother, Marian R. Maher (pictured at right), was in the funeral business since 1980. She started as an organist and pianist to lend inspiring music to those in bereavement at funeral homes throughout the south side while raising her young family in Mount Greenwood. While playing services for Mr. James Melka at the Beverly Ridge Funeral Home on Kedzie Avenue, he asked her to stay on and help him with administration. Marian served faithfully with Mr. Melka and later with Mr. James Trolia until 2016 when she passed away.
Following her lead, her husband Norman Maher (pictured at right) retired from his career in trucking and sales and served as a livery driver for Beverly-Ridge and for the Andrew J. McGann & Son Funeral Home until a few years before his passing.
Also by Marian's example, Phillip A. Maher began a funeral career at McGann's and then in 2015, started the Maher Funeral Home with his brother, attorney and Army officer John N. Maher. The family-owned and veteran-operated business continues to serve families throughout the southland, to include hosting the Church of the Southland in the lower level of the facility, which used to be the former Tinley Park Public Library, in addition to providing a full range of funeral and legal services.
We have the flexibility to provide respectful and professional care in keeping with our communities' values and expectations. Most importantly, we take pride in honoring each family's unique traditions by taking care of their bereavement and legal needs while honoring a life well lived.
On behalf of our family to yours
Marian and Norman Maher
We lost our dad Thanksgiving week and we knew dad would want a funeral home that had integrity and demonstrated respect for Veterans. We could not have been happier with our choice of Maher funeral home. John was absolutely wonderful and the entire staff took care of every detail. My mom was so relieved as were we. We all were so impressed with how nice everything was and again how every detail was carefully considered. We were able to focus on saying our goodbyes without worrying about all the details.
Thank you John and your entire staff. As a veteran, my dad would have been so proud!