History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our History

Since 1995 our business has been built on honest and compassionate care of the families and their loved ones we serve. Our on-site Crematorium provides peace of mind for the families we serve. Our Funeral Home takes great pride in giving personal attention and distinctive service. You can count on us to be a source of comfort during difficult times. We offer a highly professional trained staff that will assist you in the many decisions that must be made.

Our Valued Staff

  • Fred  McCauley

    Fred McCauley Past President

    Fred McCauley graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in 1979, and then went on to Worsham College of Mortuary Science and graduated in 1988 and became licensed as a Funeral Director & Embalmer. Fred is also a Certified Cremationist and is Insurance Licensed by the State of Illinois. Other professional memberships include National Funeral Directors Association, Cremation Association of North America (CANA) and is a Disaster Deputy Coroner in Will County.

  • John Sullivan

    John Sullivan Owner/Funeral Director & Embalmer

    John is a 2006 graduate of Providence Catholic High School. He completed his prerequisites at Moraine Valley Community College and graduated with an Associate of Applied Science Degree from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 2009. He became a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in 2010 and is also a Certified Crematory Operator. John is married to Shanoah, and they have 3 children: Charley, Lachlan, and Magnolia. John is a member of NFDA, IFDA, and CANA. John takes great pride in comforting family’s in their time of need and believes that fulfilling family’s wishes are most important.

  • Shanoah Sullivan

    Shanoah Sullivan Owner/ Funeral Director & Embalmer

    Shanoah was born and raised in Iowa. She completed her prerequisites at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she received an Associate of Arts Degree. Shanoah moved to Chicago to attend Worsham College of Mortuary Science, which is where she met her husband John, and graduated with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in 2009. Shanoah is a Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer and a Certified Crematory Operator. When Shanoah is not at the Funeral Home she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and 3 kids.

  • Michael Palacz

    Michael Palacz Funeral Director

    Mike is a 5th generation, licensed funeral director, embalmer, and Certified Crematory Operator in the state of Illinois. He is a graduate from Reavis High School and then attended Moraine Valley Community College where he received my Associate’s Degree. Furthermore, Mike received the Distinguished Scholar award and received a full tuition scholarship. Afterwards, Mike graduated from Illinois State University with a double major in Financial Accounting and Organizational Leadership in 2010. Later that fall, he attended and graduated from the historic Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 2012. During his apprenticeship, Mike studied and received his MBA from Concordia. "My wife, Stephanie, has been my best friend and true support throughout most of my life. I would not be where I am at without her by my side." Mike recently joined the McCauley-Sullivan Funeral Home and is ready to embark on another chapter in his profession.