Sheila "Eilish" Mulhern


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Eilish Mulhern, 79, of Pawleys Island, passed away Saturday, March 11 at her home surrounded by her four children.

She was born in Navan Ireland, the daughter of the late James and Bridget Egleston. She married Dr. Donal T. Mulhern on July 2, 1960. On that same day, the newlyweds bordered a plane from Ireland to the United States where they made their home in Saginaw, Mich.

Eilish was a longtime parishioner at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church in Pawleys Island. She volunteered for many years at Baskerville Ministries. She was an avid reader and did her crossword puzzles daily. She enjoyed exercising, the beach and cooking, always sharing her creations with family and friends.

Survivors include: Aileen Streng and her husband retired Marine Col. Peter Streng of Lake Ridge, Va.; David Mulhern of Concord, N.C.; Sheila Dillon and her husband Kevin Dillon of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; and Briege Mulhern of Bluffton, S.C.; seven grandchildren, Maggie and Jake Streng; Aine, Niamh and Ciara Dillon; Eilish Edwards and Aoife Hall.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 41 years Dr. Donal T. Mulhern and her granddaughter Caroline Streng.

The Mulhern family would like to extend their sincere appreciation for the compassionate care shown to their mother and to them by Tidelands Hospice.

A funeral mass will be held 12:00 PM Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church. Fr. Paul MacNeil celebrant. The family will receive friends at the church two hours prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Eilish's name to the American Cancer Society at or by mail to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123.

Condolences can be made at

Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services (843.651.1440) of Murrells Inlet is assisting the family.