Niall Patrick Cahill 70, of North Charleston passed away at MUSC on Thursday Dec 22nd after the most courageous fight against MDS. Niall passed away in the arms of his soulmate and surrounded by friends and so much love.
Niall was born 16 July 1952 in Dublin, Ireland, the son of Patrick and Theresa (Talbot) Cahill. He waspreceded in death by his parents and his only and very loved brother Brendan.
Niall is survived by his life partner, best friend, and soul mate (Mo Anam Cara) Robin Graves with whom he has resided for the past 12 years.
Niall is also survived by his son Adam Cahill and daughter Kim Gray (Rob), and their mother Mary as well as grandchildren Lucas, Lauren, and Rhys Gray all of Ireland.
Also missing Niall are Robin’s sons Adam and Shawn (Samantha) Graves who loved Niall like a father and grandchildren Brody and Sara Graves who called him Papa Niall. He was loved so much.
Niall will be missed by the many, many families and friends all over this world. Niall was the great uniter of family and friends. He always had a smile on his face and an open door for anyone anytime. Come for 5 minutes for a cuppa or come and stay a month, the door was always open, and he was always genuinely happy to see you.
Niall loved people and travel. He loved the sights, smells, tastes, sounds and personalities of this world.His heart was open to everyone. He also loved woodturning, photography, playing the dulcimer, ukulele and genealogy. Niall loved family history and gathering everyone together be it a family reunion or old school buddies or people he worked with. Covid did not stop him as he organized video chats with friends and even a family reunion type chat with family in Australia, Ireland the US, and other places.
Niall loved family and family stories and keeping in touch with everyone was so important to him.Niall was a member of the Dublin Woodturners as well as the Charleston Woodturners, The Charleston Ukulele Club, The Blythewood Dulcimer Group, and the Charleston Irish Group.
Being Irish was always important and maintaining friendships with the Irish in Charleston was a part of life in the US. Many friends were made, and many good times had in the company of the Charleston Irish.
Niall did not want a formal service. His wishes were to be cremated and just as he lived his life, he wanted part of him to be here and forever with his love where they will be buried together in Blair Memorial Park in Bellwood, PA. He also wished part of him to be forever with his family, parents and brother, buried in St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Sutton outside of Dublin, Ireland.