Fr Conor noted for his warmth

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

GREAT sad­ness greeted the news that Fr Conor Molony of the St Pa­trick’s Mis­sion­ary had passed away in Naas Hospi­tal on Thurs­day.

His fu­neral mass was held on Sun­day at St Pa­trick’s Chapel in Kil­te­gan, fol­lowed by his burial in the So­ci­ety Ceme­tery.

Fr Conor was born in Holy­cross, County Tip­per­ary. He en­tered St Pa­trick’s Mis­sion­ary So­ci­ety in 1955 and was or­dained in April 1962.

He was ap­pointed to the Dio­cese of El­doret, Kenya, where he would spend most of his priestly life. His first mis­sion was in Lod­war. He then worked in Holy Rosary Par­ish, Nakuru, be­fore be­ing trans­ferred to Matunda Par­ish out­side El­doret.

In the mid 1970s he was ap­pointed to Lon­gonot and later he worked in Holy Cross Par­ish in Nakuru West.

From 1988 to 1993, Fr Conor was part of the So­ci­ety’s pro­mo­tion team in the United States. He re­turned to Kenya in 1993 and spent the re­main­der of his life around St Michael’s Par­ish, Kia­maina, in the Dio­cese of Nakuru.

While on home leave in late Au­gust, Conor was taken ill and ad­mit­ted to Naas Gen­eral Hospi­tal.

He was con­sid­ered a great pas­toral man and a gath­erer of peo­ple. He de­vel­oped warm and last­ing friend­ships with many peo­ple through­out his life. He was noted for his hos­pi­tal­ity, his kind­ness, his gen­eros­ity and his warmth.

The late Fr Conor Molony.

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