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 want to let Ginger (especially) and of course every little light that ever shined in Virginia's light. She was what I knew as a mother. We only knew Virginia many times from afar.We were sitting wth Ginger one winter day. She had brought some photos from a fun weekend with her favorite skiing pal..guess who that was..Yes, not Ginger's youngsters in the family..it was her mom.She was skiing like she had done it many times...No, here she was coming down the mountain with grace and speed. Another time I saw and heard (that showed Ginger) had been speaking to her boys...and this is a happening that still fills the air. Not more than a couple of years...Ed was in a parking garage trying to park his car. Ed was behind a young couple.As the driver exited the car, he was in the process of looking at us as to say.(sorry I took so much time). I also looked at the driver of the car. (now it was years since I had seen Mike Gaffney...the same for his wife. But, a beautiful happening. The driver of the car. looked at me (still far away). But those beautiful eyes looked at me..and this young man said. 'HI DEWSKI'...I can't tell you how those words sounded to me.
These are just two 'small' instances where a mom's teaching stayed with a child. Michael was only 2 years of age when he heard and learned our last name. A small gesture..but I still love those boys...and I love that when I see and hear Michael and Kevin....How many of you..have memories that only a mom and her children....I'm sure that their GRANDMA has so many of memories filled with love. I'm a grandma,,,but I will still try to be the mom and Grandma everyday. Thank You, Grandma of the Kevin and Michael, but most of all,I thank Ginger..I have never know a daughter like Ginger.Sacrifice,but mixed with love..Again,Thanks to Ginger.. Ed and linda