Obituary: Rev. Edwin D. Condon Jr.

Rev. Edwin D. Condon Jr., at 82
The Rev. Edwin D. Condon Jr. of Hingham, formerly of Dorchester, died May 1. He was the much-loved weekend associate at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Hull, where he was known to parishioners as Father Ed.
Ordained a priest on Feb. 2, 1961, the Rev. Condon had assignments to St. Joseph’s Parish in East Pepperell, St. Mary’s Parish in Lynn, and St. Catherine’s Parish in Somerville. He served on active duty as a chaplain in the U.S. Navy from 1975 until 1999. After his military service, he served as pastor at St. Denis, Westwood and then as interim regional vicar for the South Region. Upon retirement, he was named vicar for pastoral care of clergy. 
Father Ed lived at Linden Ponds in Hingham and helped out at a number of South Shore parishes in addition to St. Mary in Hull. He was a great speaker and parishioners enjoyed his homilies, as Catholic sermons are known. His enthusiasm and positivity were infectious, which is part of the reason this upbeat priest was sought for chaplain duty on cruise ships once or twice a year. 
Beloved son of the late Edwin D. and Eleanor (Connelly) Condon, late of Dorchester; loving brother of Dr. Robert M. Condon and his wife, Joan, of Weymouth; he also leaves many extended family members including a beloved cousin and godchild, Patricia M. Condon of Braintree.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Church, 1057 Main St., Hingham, on Friday, May 4 from 4-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, May 7 at 11 a.m. in the Resurrection Church. Interment, at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Roxbury, will be private. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John’s Seminary, c/o Director of Giving, 127 Lake St., Brighton, MA 02135.