MULLALLY, EILEEN MURPHY (December 7, 1920 - December 22, 2014) was a nurse and educator before becoming an active civic volunteer. She was the oldest of five children born to William R. and Mary (Kenny) Murphy in St. Louis, MO. Mullally graduated from Trenton College, a high school that later became North Central Missouri College, and attended St. Louis University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. 

Mullally moved to Cleveland with her husband, Dr. Pierce H. Mullally.  She taught medical-surgical nursing at the SAINT VINCENT CHARITY HOSPITAL School of Nursing and was named “Nurse of the Year” by the CLEVELAND PRESS in 1947. However, she gave up her nursing career in order to raise her family.  Earning a Master's Degree in Guidance and Education from JOHN CARROLL UNIVERSITY, she later became a guidance counselor at BEAUMONT SCHOOL.

Passionately committed to community service, she was either a founding member, president, or committee member of the CLEVELAND COUNCIL ON WORLD AFFAIRS, CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART, WOMEN’S CITY CLUB, The Carmelite Guild, Christ Child Society, Neuman Foundation, PARMADALE HOME FOR CHILDREN, Help Home, St. Vincent Charity Hospital Women’s Guild, Cleveland Food Bank, and St. Ann Parish Guild. In 1994, she helped found the Irish American Archives Society, receiving the Society’s WALKS OF LIFE AWARD in 2009.

Mullally was married to Dr. Pierce H. Mullally from 1943 until his death in 2001. They had one daughter, Katie Murphy, and a son, Pat. Mullally passed away on December 22, 2014, and is buried in All Souls Cemetery in Chardon, OH.


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