Aubert Conlon, OFM
1903 – 1959
Fr. Aubert Conlon, OFM, was born in Dorchester, Mass., on June 21, 1903. He graduated from Boston College High School and went to St. Bonaventure College in Allegany, N.Y.
After graduation he entered Holy Name Province’s novitiate at St. Bonaventure Friary, Paterson, N.J., on Aug. 19, 1929, and professed temporary vows Aug. 20, 1930. Fr. Aubert made his profession of solemn vows on Sept. 17, 1933, and was ordained a priest in Washington, D.C., June 12, 1934.
He spent two years at St. Francis of Assisi Church in New York City, and in 1936 was assigned to Holy Cross Parish in Clason Point, N.Y. In 1938, Fr. Aubert went to his Alma Mater in Allegany, where he enjoyed ministry among the students. In June of 1942, he received permission to become an army chaplain and served on the front lines in Europe during World War II.
After his release from the service he returned to St. Bonaventure College as dean of discipline. He enjoyed working for the students and was respected for his sound judgment, his affability and his unpretentious manner. In 1954, he was appointed chaplain at St. Anthony Juniorate in Smithtown, Long Island.
He died at St. Vincent Hospital in Harrison, N.Y., on May 22, 1959. He was 55 years old, a professed friar for 28 years and a priest for 24 years.