Marywood University’s Seventh Annual Community Leadership Virtual Celebration on Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 7 p.m., will honor The Judge Richard P. and Marion Conaboy Family with the Lead On Award. Marywood will also join the honorees in saluting Marywood students, alumni, and community members who are frontline healthcare workers, educators, social workers, and counselors.
Marywood is proud to bestow The Judge Richard P. and Marion Conaboy Family with the Lead On Award, to recognize their exemplary lifetime community leadership endeavors and the meaningful difference they have made through decades of public service, abiding faith, and dedication to the greater good of all.
During Judge Richard Conaboy’s life, he earned many distinctive professional accomplishments that spanned multiple decades. He began his career in the private practice of law. He later became a judge on the Court of Common Pleas of Lackawanna County, including service as president judge. Ultimately, he was confirmed as a federal judge for the U.S. Middle District of Pennsylvania, where he also served as a chief judge. Marion excelled on the home front as a wife and mother—no small feat for a mother of 12. In addition, she was involved in extensive community service throughout her life, including the March of Dimes, United Way, United Nations Day, Lackawanna Bar Auxiliary, United Neighborhood Center, Scranton Prep Board of Trustees, Prep Mothers’ Club, the Young Democrats, and teaching CCD, as well as supporting her husband’s judicial campaigns.
Together, the Conaboys upheld one another throughout 68 devoted years of marriage, and their lasting impact reached well beyond the bench and the family home, making a significant difference in the greater community. They generously supported and provided leadership for the cause of education, healthcare institutions, and civic organizations serving those in need. As lifelong, faithful members of the Catholic Church, they lovingly raised a dozen children into socially responsible adults who live fulfilling purpose-driven lives of their choosing. Several are Marywood graduates. Through their respective vocations as healthcare professionals, attorneys, devoted spouses, and loving parents, they all serve as community leaders, each in their own right, changing lives locally and globally, from Scranton to Haiti, as they continue their parents’ tradition of joyful, loving service.
To join Marywood in celebrating The Judge Richard P. and Marion Conaboy Family with the Lead On Award, and in saluting Marywood students, alumni, and other community members who are serving on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit marywood.edu/support/clc, or call (570) 348-6238.