Michael Gibbons is a “lifer” in the funeral services business. No stranger to the neighborhood, Michael is very active in many activities and events. First and foremost, Michael was baptized at St. Pascal Church. The whole ceremony remains in his memory if you ask him about it! With a sister and two brothers also serving in the Gibbon’s Family tradition of serving families in the funeral industry, Michael learned early how important it is to be there in times of great need.
Michael attended St. Peter’s (Itasca) and Immaculate Conception (Elmhurst) grade schools and went on to graduate from Fenwick High School, before attending DePaul University. He graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 2003. He married his sweetheart (naturally a girl from the neighborhood) Kerry, who attended St. Thecla Grade School, Resurrection High School, and St Norbert’s College. Kerry is an officer with the Chicago Police Department.
Michael and Kerry have 2 sons and a very busy athletic schedule. Known as “Coach Mike” to many, Michael has coached football for the Park Ridge Falcons (3 years), Evanston Raiders (2 Years), Wildwood Seminoles (2 years). He continues to coach Track & Field at St. Thecla as he has for many years. At St. Thecla Parish, Michael is a parishioner, a school parent and a member of the Athletic Council and Technology Committee. He also served on the Board and as Vice President of the Board of the Irish American Heritage Center.
Michael’s love for dogs is well known in the neighborhood. Currently, he and Kerry have 2 dogs, one which was a street rescue. They have had as many as 4 dogs at a time and are deeply committed to rescue dogs. Michael is a regular at the Madhouse on Madison for Chicago Bulls games as well as a huge fan of the Chicago Wolves Hockey Team. His recreation and free time include reading (history buff), swimming and playing with his two sons.
Licensed Funeral Director
If you are from “the neighborhood”, you likely know, have met or have run into Judy Teubert. She’s a local and very involved in many of the communities and parishes that make up our Northwest side of Chicago area. Judy is a graduate of St. Pascal’s Grade School and Trinity High School. Having attended both Triton College and College of Lake County, she received her Associate of Arts Degree from CLC before completing her studies at Worsham College of Mortuary Science. She completed her student work and internship at Gibbons Family Funeral Home. She also attained her Insurance license for pre-need sales as a counselor in pre-need services at Gibbons Family Funeral Home. Naturally, for Judy, this led her to a career with the Gibbons Family as a full time Funeral Director. She is a familiar and comforting face and presence here for so many of our families who know Judy and her family.
Judy’s passion includes dancing, which she’s been doing since the age of 3. She still takes lessons. She taught dance for 10 years at her Aunt Kathy’s DeMaira Dance Studio in Oak Park. Her training includes jazz, tap, hip hop, ballet and lyrical dance. She’s taught ages from small children to teens to adults. Her resume includes teaching a Hip Hop Competition Team for 3 years. She is a member of the DeMaira Dancers dance troupe, performing at events all around the Chicago Metro Area.
Judys’ Fiance Mike is a member of the Chicago Police Department and an alum of St. Patrick’s. Judy and Mike will marry in October of 2018. Her dog Jackson is a rescue from the street that Mike encountered on duty at the CPD. Judy is also a member of the O’Hare Crossfit Gym.
Licensed Embalmer & Funeral Director
Bailey Butterfield is a Licensed Embalmer & Funeral Director, having finished her studies at Worsham College of Mortuary Science in March of 2017, and her apprenticeship here at Gibbons Family Funeral Home in 2018. Prior to enrolling at Worsham, Bailey studied at the University of Illinois, Chicago. She is also a Certified Crematory Operator with CANA. (Cremation Association of North America)
Originally a native of Rockford, Illinois, Bailey originally moved to Chicago to pursue a career as a Cosmetologist, working in salons in the Chicago area for 9 years. She continues to retain her cosmetology license.
Her “teams” are her beloved Chicago Cubs and Chicago Blackhawks. Bailey is married to her husband David. Bailey and David have big plans for their puppy Bobot, who is being groomed for work as a Funeral Home Therapy Dog in the future, and who you might see running laps around Portage Park’s dog park. In her spare time (when she can find some!), Bailey loves to catch up on recent movies, build expansive LEGO villages, and satisfy her voracious love of reading.