Rev. Michael J. Malone, CSV, died Feb. 13, 1951 at Alexian Brothers Hospital in Chicago, where he had been treated several times during the preceding year. He was 40.

Fr. Malone was born Sept. 14, 1910 in the village of Camlough in County Armagh, Ireland, but his family immigrated in 1915 to the West side of Chicago.

Following a parish school education, he attended Quigley Preparatory Seminary in Chicago and completed his philosophy studies at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, IL.

In 1933, Malone entered the Viatorian novitiate in Lemont, IL, and professed his first vows on Sept. 8, 1934 and his perpetual vows on Sept. 8, 1937.

Fr. Malone earned his Bachelor’s degree in 1935 from St. Viator College in Bourbonnais, before completing his theological studies at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

Fr. Malone was ordained to the priesthood on Feb. 24, 1939 at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, on the campus of Catholic University.

In 1948, he earned his Master’s degree in vocational guidance and counseling at DePaul University in Chicago, before setting out on his teaching career.

His first assignments took him to St. Philip and Mt. Carmel high schools in Chicago, while other assignments included serving as chaplain at Mount Mercy Sanitarium in Dyer, IN and as procurator at the Viatorian novitiate.

His final assignment was as teacher and counselor, at St. Gregory High School in Chicago, a role he held until his death.

A solemn funeral Mass took place Feb. 16 at St. Gregory Church, celebrated by the Rev. John F. Brown, CSV, provincial of the Viatorian Community, while the Rev. Arthur F. Terlecke, pastor of St. Gregory’s, preached the sermon.

Fr. Malone was buried in the Viatorian plot at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, IL.


Taken from 1951 Annuaire, a publication of the Viatorian General Direction, pp. 126-129 and a newspaper obituary, source and date not known