Case Study
When we first opened many years ago, we had the honor of hosting a funeral luncheon for a four year old girl who had died from Leukemia.  The family estimated about 80 attendees based upon the size of their family and close friends. 

On the morning of the funeral, before leaving for Mass, the funeral director calls us with a count of


80 AT THE FUNERAL HOME


during the Closing Prayers.  We received a second phone call from the Funeral Director letting us know that the Church was packed.  They easily had


                               250 at CHURCH

So we ramped up production in the kitchen, called in additional staff and we were ready for the 250.  After all was said and done, 
only the 80 people that started with the family AT THE FUNERAL HOME had followed through to the Mass, to the Cemetery and finally for a Proper Closure for the Funeral Luncheon.  The other 170 people simply went to the Mass to say good bye to a sweet little girl and to support the family in their time of grief.

This same scenario has occurred 99% of the time over the last 20+ years.  There is only one time where the seated count at the Funeral Luncheon far exceeded the count at the Funeral Home, AND the Mass.  It seems that an inconsiderate family unit didn’t want to be bothered with the healing ritual of the Service, Mass and Cemetery.

The “Take Away” from our experiences is that the number that start with your family at the Funeral Home is almost always the number that will end with you at the funeral luncheon.

ITALIAN - CBS Comfort Menu $19.99/person
Beverages, Sales Taxes and Gratuities (Service Charges) are additional

Lemon & Herb Baked Chicken
Roast Beef Vesuvio
Fresh Italian Sausage garnished with peppers & onions
Mostaccioli Marinara
Gnocchi
Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Gravy on the Side
Lemon Garlic Broccoli     


Starter: Housemade Chicken Noodle Soup…… $2.99/person
Dessert: Our very Own Housemade Cannoli…… $2.99/person
Consumption Bar (Bar Tab – host  pays for the drinks



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This is the Brochure that you should see at the Funeral Home

Our Private Room Memorial Luncheons include…

  • Private room for two hours;
  • Linen dressed tables;
  • China, silverware, linen napkins; and
  • Dedicated serving staff

Here is what to do next…
Call (773)229-9440 to Reserve your Private Banquet Room
Let us know…

  • The date of the luncheon: _____/______/____________
  • The time that we should expect you: ____________
  • The number of guests that you are expecting:__________
  • The last name of the deceased:____________________

If you would like to add the…

  • Starter: Yes/No
  • Dessert: Yes/No
  • Consumption Bar: Yes/No

How to determine (guess at) the number

of attendees for the funeral luncheon...

  • List all immediate family members, spouses, children, and grandchildren that you are certain will be attending the service (this is usually listed in the obituary);
  • Add in extended family members that you expect will be attending the service; and
  • Finally add in very close friends of the dearly departed.


 

POLISH - CBS Comfort Menu $19.99/person
Beverages, Sales Taxes and Gratuities (Service Charges) are additional

Hand Breaded Fried Chicken
Roast Beef in our Housemade Gravy
Fresh Polish Sausage garnished with gently sautéed onions
Housemade Sauerkraut
Hand Rolled  Housemade Dumplings
Real Mashed Potatoes with Gravy on the Side
Vegetable of the Day

Starter: Housemade Chicken Noodle Soup ……$2.99/person
Dessert: Our very Own Housemade Kolaczki ……$2.99/person
Consumption Bar (Bar Tab – host pays for the drinks)



Payment can be made via check, debit card, credit card*, or cash
*If paying by credit card, a 2% convenience fee will be charged


 Prices are subject to change according to market conditions

Attention Funeral Directors:


To the Left is our Memorial Luncheon offering for you to put into your Memorial Luncheon Binder in 7 easy steps:

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Memorial Luncheons and funeral luncheons near Resurrection Cemetery in Chicago's Garfield Ridge neighborhood. Near suburbs of Berwyn, Cicero, North Riverside.

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