Father William G. Condon, C.S.C.

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Father William G. Condon, C.S.C., 82, died at Our Lady of Fatima House, Notre Dame, Ind. on July 3.

He was born on June 30, 1934, to William and Helen (Murphy) Condon in Boston. He was received into the Congregation of Holy Cross on Aug. 15, 1954. Father Condon professed his First Vows on Aug. 16, 1955. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Stonehill College in Easton in 1952, a master’s from Holy Cross College, Washington, D.C., in 1961, and was ordained to the priesthood on June 1, 1961.

Father Condon served as Tiroc Pastorale at Notre Dame High School in Bridgeport, Conn. from 1961 to 1962 and then as instructor at the same from 1962 to 1965, while also completing a master’s degree in political science at Catholic University in 1965. From 1965 to 1969, Father Condon served as an instructor at St. Peter High School, Gloucester, and also served on the provincial council from 1966 to 1969. From 1969 to 1970, Father Condon was assistant dean at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Penn. In 1970 he was principal of Notre Dame High School in Bridgeport, Conn., until 1973. From the fall of 1974 to 1984, Father Condon served as a military chaplain, while also obtaining a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Humanistic Studies in San Diego, Calif., in 1984. From August 1984 to the spring of 1985, Father Condon served at St. Mary Parish in Tampa, Fla., before again serving as a chaplain in the military, U.S. Navy branch, from the summer of 1985 to the summer of 1990, after which he served as vice president of Student Affairs at King’s College. In 1995, Father Condon shifted from the east to west coast, serving as national director of Family Theater in Hollywood, Calif., until 1996, when he returned east to head up the renewal program at St. Luke Institute in Silver Springs, Md. In 1997, he returned to Connecticut, this time as a psychotherapist in Brooklyn, Conn., for their prison release program. In late 1997, Father Condon became chaplain at Rose Hawthorne Home, where he remained until 2002. From late 2002 to August 2004, he assisted at St. Joseph Hall, North Dartmouth, then served as chaplain at Nativity Prep School in New Bedford until 2006. From 2006 to 2010, Father Condon was assistant superior in North Dartmouth and also an auxiliary priest in the Fall River Diocese from 2003 to 2016.

Preceding him in death are his parents, William and Helen Condon.

Surviving are brothers James Condon and Richard (Linda) Condon.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated at the Chapel of Mary, Stonehill College, on July 12. Burial followed at the Holy Cross Community Cemetery at Stonehill College. 

Gifts can be made in support of the mission and ministries of the Congregation of Holy Cross via: United States Province of Priests and Brothers, Office of Development, 500 Washington Street, North Easton, Mass., 02356-1299 or online at donate.holycrossusa.org.

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