The script has been build to make sure the conky will restart automatically. But what if …
Any distro has an application to autostart applications. You can add the program to the list of applications to start.
Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon makes it very easy with the program Startup Applications.
All you have to do is put your configuration file of the conky in the conky’s home folder.
Aureola’s home folder is a hidden one.
Conky’s home folder is also a hidden one.
Anything with the name conky.conf will be started if in the conky’s home folder.