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Born on April 10, 1961 in San Francisco, CA, she was the daughter of Mary Nolan O’Connell of Glen Burnie, MD and the late William O’Connell. Eileen’s father was in the airline industry and after she was born, the family returned to Maryland’s Western Shore.
Eileen’s family would spend weekends visiting friends who lived in Cambridge’s Neck District area and later decided to move there permanently in 1985.
Eileen was attended Chesapeake High School, Anne Arundel County, MD and had also attended Delaware Tech College.
On December 13, 1991 Eileen married David Edward Fitzhugh of Cambridge, MD.
Eileen had been the assistant manager at Wawa in Ocean City, MD. She had also been a master barber and hairdresser.
Eileen’s greatest joys were being with her family and friends.
Eileen was a communicant of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Bethany Beach, DE where she had also volunteered in teaching the CCD classes.
Surviving besides her mother and husband are two children William John Fitzhugh and Caitlin Marie Fitzhugh, both of Frankford, DE; two step-children D.J. Fitzhugh of Cambridge, MD and Brandon Fitzhugh of Church Creek, MD: four siblings Sheila Smith and her husband Robert of Pennsylvania, Margaret Mullinix and her husband Steve of Millersville, MD, William “Billy” O’Connell and his wife Amanda of Cambridge, MD, Kathleen Sanchez and her husband Ariel of Glen Burnie, MD; a granddaughter Emily Rose Fitzhugh; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 5th at St. Mary, Refuge of Sinners Catholic Church, Glasgow and Hambrooks Blvd., Cambridge, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at the Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery, Hurlock, MD.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Fitzhugh, Robert Smith, Ariel Sanchez, Steve Mullinix, Christopher Smith, John Smith, William Fitzhugh and Frank Hurley.
In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made in Eileen’s memory to the Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19947.
Death: March 29, 2010
Place of Death: Milford, DE USA
Kirk Turner Sorry to hear about the lost of your wife. Praying that friends and family will very supportive to you during this time of lost. Kirk Turner Class of 1975 04/19/2010 Mary & Tom Loren Mary and All Eileen's Family, Our hearts go out to you at this time over the loss of your beloved Eileen. We can't imagine the depth of your sorrow. Please accept our sincere sympathy. 04/04/2010 Tracy Holcomb and family We send our thoughts and prayers. I can't imagine your sadness. I always treasure the memories of the years I spent growing up with your family, with Eileen always looking after us. 04/04/2010 Theresa and Patrick Sofsky We offer our heartfelt sympathy to Mary O'Connell and David Fitzhugh and children and all your family on your great loss. She will be sorely missed by all. You are all in our prayers. Sincerely Theresa and Patrick, 04/02/2010 michael b sims Hello Dave, My heart goes to your family. I am deeply sorry that you loss your wife. My God bless you and your family. Dave if you ever need me call me at 410-860-2431 04/01/2010 Doris Brooks Brashier Our thoughts and prayers are with you.....it's never easy losing a loved one but she is in a better place and not suffering....Be strong and keep your faith. 04/01/2010 Mary McCusker Eileen,you will be missed. I will remember your good sense of humor and always willing to help in anyway you could. May the Road Rise to Meet You and until we meet again May God Hold you in the Hollow of His Hand. 03/31/2010 Amye Foxwell, sister-in-law 03/31/2010 Aileen &Johnny Nolan Eileen, You were special to us, and we will miss you a lot. You were a brave soul, and fought a great battle. You were a great mother, daughter, wife, and sister. You will be remembered as a wonderful and kind person, and one whom we will truly miss. Rest in peace until we are all united again. Love you lots..... 03/30/2010
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