A WOMAN who was one of the first set of triplets born in Bromsgrove has passed away at the age of 73.
Eileen May Mulhall, the last one of the trio, died on March 3.
Eileen and her sisters Sylvia Gwendoline Godwin and Margaret Ann Dyer were born on November 3 1943 to Winifred and Arthur Harris in Brook Cottage, Wildmoor Lane, Bromsgrove.
They were local celebrities due to being the first triplets in Bromsgrove.
They were showered with gifts in sets of threes, prams, different coloured dresses and more and had many newspaper articles written about them as they grew up.
As they got older, they helped with the family-run greengrocers and home delivery service.
Eileen, who had four children – Sharon, Glynn, Wayne and Frank, lived in Wythall for a time before she moved back to Bromsgrove for the rest of her life.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and neighbours and had a busy social life. When asked she would always say she ‘never went out’ but whenever anyone tried to telephone there was no answer.
She had seven grandchildren Nick, Michelle, Mollie, Paige, Kallum, Katie and Amy-Louise.
Her love for them shone out in many ways and she always supported them in their hobbies and their achievements.
Eileen worked very closely with Bromsgrove District Council to help the disabled community and she was the spokesperson for Worcestershire Association of Service users.
Eileen was a much-loved member of Wendron Day Centre in Bromsgrove over the last few years. She also went to Catshill Church each week.
She was extremely proud of her family and had two great grandchildren – Charley and Evie-Grace.
Her son Frank said: “As a family we have lost a much-loved mum, nan, great nan, auntie and friend to many and would like everyone who knew her to help us celebrate her life with us.”
Eileen’s funeral will be at St John’s Church in Bomsgrove at 1.30pm on Wednesday (March 23).
Anyone wishing to join the family before the funeral are welcome to at 30 Chestnut Road, Bromsgrove for light refreshments from midday onwards.
The cortage will leave from 116 King George Close, where she lived, at 1.10pm for anyone who would like to follow.
After the service, there will be a celebration of Eileen’s life at The Guild.
Family flowers only have been requested.
Anyone wanting to make a donation in memory of Eileen can do so to the Primrose Hospice.