Fr Conor noted for his warmth
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.