Rev. Richard “Doc” Conway '55

Rev. Richard “Doc” Conway ’55 was ordained in 1963 and for more than 50 years has spent his life committed to serving God and his people. Rev. Conway lives his life for others and believe he was put on this earth to try to improve the lives of those less fortunate.
Rev. Richard “Doc” Conway ’55 was ordained in 1963 and for more than 50 years has spent his life committed to serving God and his people. Rev. Conway lives his life for others and believe he was put on this earth to try to improve the lives of those less fortunate.

He has always taken his priestly responsibilities seriously whether as a curate, coach, summer camp organizer, pastor, administrator or as a community activist.

Armed with little more than his cleric collar, Rev. Conway is no stranger to the tough urban life of some of the more violent neighborhoods in Massachusetts.   In the 1980’s, Doc was a priest in the St. Patrick’s Parish in Lowell during a time of increased Cambodian refugees moving into the City of Lowell.  Rev. Conway took it upon himself to help his new parishioners with their living arrangements by locating donated furniture, even if it meant he picked it up himself in a rented trailer.

It is hard to tell Rev. Conway is retired from his current Dorchester parish of St. Peter Church.  Doc can be found walking the streets of Bowdoin/Geneva several nights a week in order to help stem gang violence among youth.  Conway believes the more you get to know people, the better it becomes, the better the community.  He wants them to know he is there and that he cares.  He lives the life of a holy priest with a sense of humor, an outgoing personality and boundless energy.
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