Eileen Rose Walsh Bradley of Skillman, N.J. died on July 16, surrounded by loving family at Stonebridge AL Healthcare Center in Skillman. She was 91.

She was born on Oct. 25, 1930, the daughter of Margaret Brady Walsh and Edward Patrick Walsh, who were immigrants from counties Cavan and Waterford in Ireland. She grew up in Morristown, N.J., attended Bayley-Ellard High School and, in 1952, graduated with a bachelor of science in biology from St. Elizabeth’s College in Convent Station, N.J. After graduation, she was a laboratory technician at Ciba-Geigy.

A lifelong lover and performer of dance, music and song, she founded her own school for piano and dance in Morristown during college.

In 1955 she married Dr. Eugene Bradley while he was completing his internship and residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital in Jersey City, N.J. After their marriage they moved to Tacoma, Wash., where Eugene served for two years in the U.S. Army as chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Madigan Army General Hospital.

The couple subsequently moved to Bellaire, Ohio and Wyckoff and Pompton Lakes, N.J., where Eileen raised five children while Eugene began private practice. She was deeply involved with St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church and Grammar School in Pompton Lakes and taught Irish step dancing, tap and ballet, and organized dance performances for the school. She sponsored concerts, piano master classes and guitar lessons for neighborhood families in Pompton Lakes.

Her entrepreneurial spirit continued in the early 1970s when she became a certified childbirth educator through ASPO, the teaching arm of the Lamaze Method of Education for Childbirth. She operated her own childbirth education classes for the community and assisted hundreds of parents over the years with Lamaze childbirth techniques, remaining close with many of her students.

Eileen was introduced to Martha’s Vineyard during her childhood when her maternal aunt, Kathleen Brady, married Islander Gordon Shurtleff in the 1920s. She spent many childhood summers in Edgartown and developed a great love of the Island and its history. She later instilled a similar feeling in her own children and their families. After her retirement, she was a docent for the Dukes County Historical Society and Martha’s Vineyard Museum. It brought her great joy to spend time with her grandchildren on Martha’s Vineyard and in New Jersey.

She spent her later years involved with the parish and choir of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Community in Skillman.

She is survived by five children and eleven grandchildren: her son Brian, his wife Jan Bradley and their children Kayla and Elena; her daughter Eileen; her son Patrick, his wife Andrea Bradley and their children Nicholas, Connor and Nora; her son Dr. Sean Bradley, his wife Dr. Karen DeSimone and their children Kyra, Ryan, Jason and Evan; and her son Brendan, his wife Bridget Poole and their children Fiona and Anna. She was predeceased by her husband, who died in 2015.

Her funeral was held on July 19 at the Catholic Community of St. Charles Borromeo in Skillman, N.J.

Memorial contributions may be made to Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568, attn: executive director Heather Seger.