It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Fr Conor Molony in Naas Hospital, yesterday evening, September 5th, 2019. May he rest in peace.
Fr Conor was born in Holycross, Co 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 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 where he died on the 5th of September.
Conor was 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. Our sincere sympathy to Conor’s family, to his many friends in Ireland and Kenya and to his parishioners in Kiamaina.
The funeral arrangements for Fr Conor Molony are as follows:
Reposing in the St. Patrick's, Care Unit, Kiltegan on Saturday, September 7th from 3pm to 5. Removal to St Patrick's Chapel at 5.30pm. Funeral Mass on Sunday at 12 noon followed by burial in the Society Cemetery.
May Conor rest in peace.