Central Chapel Funeral & Cremation Chicago IL

Welcome to our website.

Our hearts go out to the families who must deal with the death of a loved one during this unprecedented time. We are open. We are here. We are available to talk through your options and walk you through the process at your own pace.

At Central Chapel and McInerney Central Chapel, our dedication to the community dates back to 1873.
During this COVID-19 pandemic, the safety of those we serve and our staff remains our highest priority as we work within the requirements of the Center for Disease Control, the State of Illinois and City of Chicago.

• During this time, wakes and funerals need to be limited to no more than fifty people at a time.

• We are offering live-streaming of funerals so that they may be viewed online with the family’s permission.

• Most families are selecting a 2 to 3 hour private family visitation and service, then proceeding to cemetery or crematory. Our Simplicity Packages will have a cost reduction for these shortened services or the option of having a public memorial event here at a later date, at no extra charge.

WE ARE AVAILABLE BY TELEPHONE 24 HOURS A DAY. FOR EVERYONE’S SAFETY, WE ARE SEEING PEOPLE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. We also offer the option of making funeral arrangements by telephone for those who prefer.

Please contact us at any time. Make the call that gives you options.

At Central Chapels, we’re proud of our elegant, homelike facilities and our reasonable costs are among the least expensive in the city. But the real difference when dealing with Central Chapel and Thomas McInerney's Central Chapel is our compassion for those we serve and our willingness to take the extra steps.

Whether you are planning a funeral or cremation for a loved one, pre-planning for yourself, or just looking for general information, our website was designed with you in mind. Please call 773-581-9000 or e-mail, at any time, day or night for more information. We would be honored to be of service to you. WE ARE ONE OF VERY FEW FUNERAL & CREMATION FIRMS THAT PUBLISHES THEIR PRICES ON THE INTERNET.

Distinctive. Affordable. Independent.

Our mission is to lead Chicago in distinctive, affordable funeral and cremation care. Each person we serve or counsel must have their expectations exceeded because they have found competence and care. Our costs will not only be affordable but sensibly, completely packaged and easily understood. There is a difference in funeral homes--and we are making it.

Robert J. Moynihan, Funeral Director
Funeral Director/Owner
SOUTHWEST: Central Chapel – 62nd Street and Central Avenue
SOUTH: McInerney Central Chapel - 46th Place at Wallace Street
DOWNTOWN: Central Chapel/Office 444 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1200

Robert J. Moynihan is pleased to announce that on April 22, 2019, CENTRAL CHAPEL purchased THOMAS McINERNEY SONS FUNERAL HOME. Located on the south side at 46th Place and Wallace Street, McInerney's is the oldest funeral home in Chicago. The firm was established in 1873 and the community landmark "home for funerals" was built in 1893.

McInerney’s enjoys a well earned reputation for courteous service to generations of families. Bob Moynihan brings the same commitment to distinctive and affordable service to McInerney’s that is the hallmark of his Central Avenue chapel, familiar to many area families that have relocated to the southwest side. Their funeral packages are among the most affordable and inclusive, in the city.

Recently McInerney Central Chapel, Thomas McInerney's Sons,
the oldest funeral home in Chicago,
was featured on NBC's Chicago Fire.

CENTRAL CHAPELS...make the choice that gives YOU choices.
Thank you for visiting Central Chapels. Although we take pride in the fact that the origins of our firm, Thomas McInerney's Sons, dates back to 1873 and is the oldest funeral home in Chicago, we take more pride in the fact that our firm is in touch with the needs of the community we serve today. Our faces and our facilities have changed and evolved through the decades. So have the things that consumers demand and grieving families need. Central Chapel and McInerney Central Chapel is a firm to be counted on--like an old friend or a trusted neighbor.

We are not a low-cost alternative service. We are a full service provider of funerals, cremations, memorials and tributes. Our services are distinctive and attentive, our costs are transparent, and our packages are inclusive and affordable. Central Chapel is a unique funeral and cremation firm because we offer the confidence that comes from dealing with a well respected, long established firm, contemporary options and the affordability that wise consumers require. Please make yourself at home with our website. And don't hesitate to call upon us day or night. Central Chapels ...the choice that gives you choices.

Central Chapels and Robert J. Moynihan maintains an office in downtown Chicago, in addition to Central Chapels.

Central Chapel and McInerney Central Chapel remains committed to serving people whose financial resources are limited by circumstances or philosophy. In addition to our ordinary funeral, memorial, and cremation offerings which are so modestly priced, we have special arrangements in place during these most difficult economic times.

"Bring out the lace curtains and call McInerney;
I'm nearing the end of my lifes pleasant journey.
Send quick for the priest, just tell him I'm dying
my last minutes on earth so swiftly are flying.
Tell dear Father Dorney I'm meeting my maker
(He's losing his old collection up taker.)
Then pull down the shades and light up the candles
Call the O'Briens , the Casey's and Randall's.
The Murphys, the Burke's, the Brady's and all.
Tell them your darlin' has answered Gods call.
Call Schultz the fat butcher and order some meat;
Let watchers who sit through the night have a treat.
There's good Mrs. Smith who is sure to bring cake,
Please ask her advice in conducting my wake.
Bring out the lace curtains and call McInerney;
I'm nearing the end of my life's pleasant Journey."
--T. J. O'Donnell

We are pleased to provide this service to you and the families we serve. The current funerals entrusted to our firm are listed here. If you are unable to attend funeral or memorial services, you can still be with the family in thought by signing the online guest book, expressing your condolences or share your most memorable recollection about the deceased. You can also place a memorial donation, send a floral tribute or be reminded of the anniversary of a death.