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10 Condolences

  • Dotty Moser Posted November 11, 2017 12:18 pm

    Dianne , praying for you and your family and hoping to see you tomorrow ! Bill was a great man and will be missed by all
    Love you

  • Henry Hribar Posted November 13, 2017 10:40 am

    Diane, Heidi and family my sincerest condolences. When I first met Bill on the day I was hired by CBA I sensed how incredibly welcoming, genuine and optimistic a person he was. I enjoyed every interaction with him through my 17 years as a colleague. He will be missed and forever fondly remembered. Wishing you peace to bring comfort.

  • Mike Walsh Posted November 13, 2017 11:28 am

    Diane, and family, I was deeply saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. I spoke to him right when I got back from Ireland last month. He wanted to hear all about the trip, and not once did I sense anything was wrong. He was as upbeat and full of energy as ever. He really was like a grandfather to me, some of my fondest early memories are of jumping off the big rock at your house in Maine. Since then I’ve had the pleasure of working with him at CBA. He’d call, just to check in from time to time. He loved to tease me about the weather, when it was minus 10 here and 75 in Florida. Those chats are what I’ll remember most. He was a great man, who left a lasting legacy in the people he mentored. We will miss him.

  • Jill Walsh Posted November 13, 2017 5:04 pm

    Bill welcomed Bob and I into the CBA family immediately, it was like we always belonged. Bill and Diane meant so much to our family. When the kids were young we enjoyed time together at the lake on the boat and learning to play the piano. The kids are both adults now, and we look back fondly at the treasured times we all spent together. Bill was a gentle, happy and patient man, and he will be greatly missed.

  • John D Coakley Posted November 15, 2017 9:20 pm

    Greetings and condolences to the Boyd Family. I am truly saddened and shocked at Bill’s passing, while Bill was no “spring chicken” and by anybodies account had led a full and exciting life there seemed to be a lot more left…..a lot more left for Bill to do. In my recent conversations, whether it be about a certain customer that he thought had significant potential, or about his new low golf score or riding out the latest hurricane there seemed to be optimism about the future. Some people say its good to leave this world quickly, so everybody remembers you vibrantly….probably true. In my case and perhaps selfishly I would have liked to say “goodbye” and say thank you for all you did for me and CBA. Truly the end of a CBA era. Continued Below.

  • John D Coakley Posted November 15, 2017 9:25 pm

    I have known Bill pretty much my whole life….Bill introduced my family to pedigree dogs delivering a beautiful Siberian Husky to my family when I was very young and that dog “Natasha” became the standard for all successive Coakley dogs….she was beautiful and “wild”. I never got to tell Bill that I now have a beautiful golden retriever—“Rudy”. Bill organized a father/son ice fishing trip when I was about 10…..I learned very little about fishing that weekend but had fun watching the guys “carry on” with interesting conversations, card games and an occasional “pop of the ice fishing flag” which could only be seen with binoculars from the safety of the warm cabin. .

  • John D Coakley Posted November 15, 2017 9:29 pm

    Bill and my Dad while not a natural social pair made a great team in the business and had a lot of fun doing it. In the rep. business where you are dealing with the supplier you are contracted to work for and the customer you are targeting for sales that produces the income well suffice to say they each recognized each others strengths and were equally responsible for the success and reputation of CBA. Often times at CBA we talk about the current New England market conditions and we baseline that discussion from the late 80’s and talk about the evolution from a 2 market territory, (Computer/Military)….well the computer part of the New England market was Wang, DEC, Data General and later EMC….these were all major engagements for Bill Boyd and led to millions of dollars of commissions to CBA. con’t below.

  • John D Coakley Posted November 15, 2017 9:29 pm

    By the time I joined CBA in the early 90’s; CBA was already one of the premier rep. firms in the market and much of that was to do with Bill’s strong professional performance and dedication to his craft. Bill immediately embraced and welcomed me into CBA and shared everything he knew…..he was absolutely the most influential and the person that I tried to emulate in my career. Bill was the original road warrior…I often chuckle to myself in the age of “distracted driving”, thinking of Bill driving down the Mass Pike in his late 80’s Chevy station wagon, with a cold coffee in one hand, a cigarette in another hand, a cell phone at his ear ……you get the point there was not always a hand available for steering wheel. I say all this to say this, We all loved Bill Boyd. RIP Bill….see you in the afterlife.

  • Marilyn Abbett Rader Posted December 17, 2017 1:34 pm

    I am the daughter of the late Frank E. Abettor of CBA and Bill Boyd’s sister in law. I am sorry to hear of his passing and know what an asset he became to CBA. I only wish he had been a better father and mentor to his own children. Some of those memories are very sad.

  • Pete Hunter Posted August 27, 2018 6:12 pm

    Bill and I go WAY back. Back to Bryant Hall at Babson in 1957. After our graduation in 1959 we both were selected to start up the Raytheon Manufacturing Management Trainee program in Waltham MA. Then Bill married one of the Abbett daughters of Cokely, Boyd, and Abbett and I lost track of him. I have an indelible memory of Bill on the Babdon campus. Bill grew up in Canadaigua NY and boy could he ride horses! A visitor to the campus arrived with her horse. Bill asked. May I ride your horse? She agreed. Bill jumped on to the horse who instinctively knew Bill was an experienced horse person. They took off at a gallop up a steep bank and around the athletic field. Best prayers and wishes to Bill’s family. He was a good man!

    Pete Hunter, Babson College Class of 1959.

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