Monsignor Laurence Conway
May 13, 2011


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Conway, Monsignor Laurence 77 of Davie entered eternal life May 13, 2011. He grew up and attended schools in Sebring, FL and started his studies at the seminary of St. Charles and St. Mary in Baltimore. in 1955, Archbishop Hurley of the Diocese of St. Augustine appointed him to further theological studies at the American College, University of Louvain in Belgium. He was the first priest to be ordained Bishop Coleman Carroll at the Cathedral of St. Mary's for the new Diocese of Miami on June 20, 1959. Served as assistant pastor at St. John the Apostle, St. Brendan, and St. Mary Cathedral. He served as pastor and oversaw the building of St. George Parish in Fort Lauderdale. He also served as pastor of St. Ann Parish, the Mission of Marco Island, St Anthony Church, Fort Lauderdale, and retired in 1999 from St. Mary Magdalene in Sunny Isles. For 27 years he served as moderator for the Miami Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women, and served as Diocesan consulters, Dean, and on many boards and committees for the Diocese. Pope John Paul II, conferred Father Conway as a Prelate of Honor (Monsignor) in 1999. He continued to assist at St. Maximilian Kolbe in Pembroke Pines. He is survived by his sisters Mary Vorisek, and Margaret Mercure, brother Charles (Shirley) Conway; sister in law Lillian Conway; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents John and Mary, sister Carole, brother, George, brothers in law Charles and Arthur, and his niece Pamela Watson. Visitation will be held Sunday 5 to 7 p.m. at Morris Funeral Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday 1:00 p.m. at St. Catherine Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Cemetery. In his memory family suggests donations to Society of St. Vincent de Paul PO Box 3580 Sebring, FL 33871.
Condolences or Life Stories may be expressed in his Guestbook. Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring, Fl.

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Plae Of Birth: Sebring, FL
Place Of Death: Davie, FL
Date Of Death: May 13, 2011
Occupation: Preist, Monsignor


Visitation 5pm-6pm, Sunday
Morris Funeral Chapel
A Mass of Christian Burial Monday 1pm
at St. Catherine Catholic Church
Interment will follow
at Pinecrest Cemetery

          Survived By

Mary Vorisek, Sister
Margaret Mercure, Sister
Charles (Shirley) Conway, Brother
Lillian Conway, Sister-In-Law
many nieces and nephews

Preceded In Death By

parents John and Mary
sister Carole
brother, George
brother-in-laws Charles and Arthur
niece Pamela Watson


05/28/2011 - Elizabeth Quinlan Eaton
Condolences from Elizabeth Eaton, sister of Father Eugene Quinlan, who was a life long friend of Monsignor Conway. Fr. Gene and Monsignor Conway often traveled together and kept in touch until Fr. Gene's death in 2005. Best wishes to the family and friends. Kathleen Quinlan Johnson on behalf of Elizabeth Eaton