Kenneth Malone, OFM
1922 – 1974
Fr. Kenneth Malone, OFM, was born in New York City on Nov. 15, 1922. After graduating from St. Joseph’s Seraphic Seminary in Callicoon, N.Y., he entered the novitiate at St. Bonaventure Church in Paterson, N.J. Aug. 12, 1946. He professed temporary vows Aug. 13, 1947, and made his profession of solemn vows on June 28, 1951. Fr. Kenneth was ordained a priest on June 28, 1952.
After ordination, Fr. Kenneth was assigned to Bishop Timon High School, Buffalo, N.Y., where he taught for a several years. He then went to St. Bonaventure University, Allegany, N.Y., as a professor of romantic English literature and served as spiritual director for the students.
In 1968, Fr. Kenneth was transferred to St. Anthony Shrine in Boston. He was procurator for the friary and did pastoral ministry at the Shrine. He was very sensitive and caring toward the sick and troubled. Fr. Kenneth did the laundry, cooked meals and cleaned rooms for those who were ill or had suffered a death in the family.
He died at University Hospital in Boston on May 12, 1974. He was 52 years old, a professed friar for 26 years and a priest for almost 22 years.