Thank you for visiting the Maher Funeral Home and Legal Services website.
We offer what no other funeral provider does - notary, funeral, pre-planning funerals, and legal services under one roof.
That's right - we offer notary services on site during normal business hours and by appointment, can help you get peace of mind with a will, power of attorney, trust, and related planning documents, and assist you with making the decisions about your own funeral, as you should.
Our family's involvement in the funeral business dates back to the 1980s. 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
I don't even know where to begin to convey how much I appreciate all the care and concern I (and my son and daughter) received while planning the funeral for my husband. Facing the most difficult time in my life, both Eric and John showed so much compassion and caring, they helped me get through this process, not to mention taking care of all the details needing to be done. They were patient, respectful, and responsive to all my questions while I navigated this unknown territory. When John did our estate planning five years ago, we were impressed with his knowledge and expertise, as well as his personal stories. After touring the funeral home, my husband and I decided this was the place we wanted for our services when the time came. Sadly the time came too soon. But we were proven correct in our decision, it was the perfect place for family and friends to gather together to celebrate my dearest husband's life. The chapel, the lobby, and the refreshment area were beautiful and so comfortable. We received so many compliments on this beautiful facility, even down to the fact that the coffee was delicious (again, attention to detail)! Without hesitation, I would most highly recommend Maher Funeral Home for your loved ones' services. Trust me, you will not be disappointed.