Eileen McMullan Obituary, Death – Eileen Monica Grady, formerly known as McMullan. Age 98. Wife of the late William Francis Grady, Jr., whom she cherished dearly. Beloved mother of John Daniel Grady, who passed away, Katherine Mangan, who married Thomas Mangan, Eileen Marbach, who married Dr. Walter Marbach, Frances Barba, who married Steven Barba, Marie Adamo, who married Dr. James Adamo, and Patrick Vincent Grady, who also passed away. Respected Grandmother to 22 Grandchildren Bridget, Deirdre, Caitlin, Nora, Amy, Peter, John Paul, Julia, Jennifer, Katie, Steven, Melissa, Mary Eileen, Megan, Patrick, Eileen, Ryan The names Daniel, Therese, Kieran, Courtney, and Maggie are in this group, along with Billy.
Her Irish-born parents, Catherine nee Kirrane and Edward McMullan, as well as her loving siblings, Sister Mary Eileen, O.P., a Nashville Dominican Sister, Brother Kieran Daniel, F.S.C., a De La Salle Christian Brother, Katherine Gallagher, Veronica Petro, and John Aloysius McMullan, Seaman 2nd Class, recipient of the Purple Heart when he was killed on the U.S.S. Eileen was a loving and dear aunt to many nieces and nephews; she was a graduate of Mercy High School and served for many years as President of the Mercy High School Alumnae; Eileen was so proud to be a Registered Nurse and a faithful friend and colleague to many in the nursing profession; and as the Founder of the Illinois Nurses for Life, Eileen was a friend to hundreds in the Pro-Life movement, especially the hundreds of mothers who lost their babies to abortion.
E Our Mother was a very modest daughter of God who had a profound relationship with the spiritual side of her faith as a Roman Catholic. She pleaded vehemently for masses to be said for her after her passing, stating that she did not want people to assume that she had already arrived in heaven after her passing. The unexpected passing of our mother at such a young age has left our entire family in shambles; she will be sorely missed by all of us.