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William  A. Miller
  • In lieu of flowers donations may be made to:
  • Boys and girls Club of MetroWest
    169 Pleasant St.
    Marlborough, MA 01752
  • American Cancer Society
    30 Speen St.
    Framingahm, MA 01701

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“I meant to say that Bill was a major influence and mentor when I first began refereeing basketball for Board 175 in Marlboro, MA. ”
1 of 34 | Posted by: James Anthony - High Point, NC

“I want to take this opportunity to express my deepest sympathies to Bills family! Bill had a major impact in my life when looking bing in...Read More »
2 of 34 | Posted by: James Anthony - High Point, NC

“Dear Janet,Joni and I were so saddened hearing about Bill's passing.I sensed when I last saw him that the future was not good for a cure and I see...Read More »
3 of 34 | Posted by: melvyn kramer - Boca Raton, FL

“Dear Janet and FamilyJoyce and I extend our most sincere condolences on the passing of a wonderful individual and great friend. Although we were...Read More »
4 of 34 | Posted by: A friend

“Janet and family-Bill was the best of the best. We worked many, many games over the last 20+ years and I looked forward to every one of them. We had...Read More »
5 of 34 | Posted by: Jim Girolamo - Medford, MA

“Dear Millers, So sorry to hear of Mr. Millers passing. I remember him from the old neighborhood... Life is short but memories are forever keep them...Read More »
6 of 34 | Posted by: Joan Collins-Maher - NORTHBOROUGH, MA


7 of 34 | Posted by: terence mccarthy - virginia beach, VA

“Bill was my closest friend from first grade through high schoo0l. I have many wonderful memories of those days. A wonderful person, he will be sorely...Read More »
8 of 34 | Posted by: Peter Forbush - Marlborough, MA

“I'm so very sorry to hear the news. Bill was so nice to me when I was going up through the ranks at Raytheon. May he rest in peace. Sincerely,Jim...Read More »
9 of 34 | Posted by: A friend

“To the Miller family, Sincere condolences to you on Billy's passing. He was an outstanding man who's dedication to basketball was unmatched in this...Read More »
10 of 34 | Posted by: Tom Bresciani - Hopedale, MA

“To Bill's Family: My deepest sympathy and prayers to you all. I worked with Bill many years on SPS-49 at Raytheon. He was such a nice person. I...Read More »
11 of 34 | Posted by: Kathie Griffin - Hudson, MA

“Bill To one great guy,who has done a lot for everyone he ever knew. Always thinking of others before himself. You wil be missed. We will keep you in...Read More »
12 of 34 | Posted by: Moe, Pat & Conrad Boudreau - MA

“BillWas the best friend anyone could ever have.I have known Max since way back in RaytheonSudbury in 1962. He was always the same great guy, after...Read More »
13 of 34 | Posted by: A friend

“Mike and family,I had the honor of officiating with Bill. He has left you with a wonderful legacy. My condolences to you and your extended family. ...Read More »
14 of 34 | Posted by: Dan Doyle - Paxton, MA

“Thoughts and prayers are with the Miller family. Bill was a great mentor and role model for me. ”
15 of 34 | Posted by: Todd Tinkham - Framingham, MA

“Mike & Family,Bill was one of a kind on and off the court, a true gentleman. He touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed by all that knew...Read More »
16 of 34 | Posted by: Tom Ruggiero - Stow, MA - Friend

“My deepest sympathy to you on the passing of Bill.Bill Miller was a Fine Gentleman, Outstaning Official, and Good Friend. I enjoyed Many Good Times...Read More »
17 of 34 | Posted by: John Gibbons Jr. - Clinton, MA

“Mike and familyPlease accept my sincere sympathy on the passing of your dad. I was fortunate to officiate games with Bill over the years. He not only...Read More »
18 of 34 | Posted by: Jack Riordan - Worcester, MA

“I send my deepest sympathies to the entire family. Bill was one of my favorite people at Raytheon and have so many good memories of working with him...Read More »
19 of 34 | Posted by: Diana Perini - Venice, FL

“You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
20 of 34 | Posted by: Regina Tarkiainen - Clinton, MA

“Bill you will be missed by many. I am definitely one of them! ”
21 of 34 | Posted by: Troy Farrell - Marlborough, MA

“Dear Janet & Family, On behalf of President Tom Reese and the more than 16000 men & women of IAABO, I offer our deepest sympathy on the passing of...Read More »
22 of 34 | Posted by: Tony Haley - Manchester, NH

“Janet and family so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Bill was the best of the best and will be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him. ”
23 of 34 | Posted by: Kay Libby - Monroe, ME

“Mike & FamilyA Truly Great Guy, that's all I can say.He will be missed by many.Joe Bollus - IABBO OFFICIAL ”
24 of 34 | Posted by: Joseph Bollus - Friend

“Bill was truly one of the "good" guys to work with. He made us laugh and enjoy our jobs. He will be missed as a friend as well as a coworker. My...Read More »
25 of 34 | Posted by: Chickie Barry - Hudson, MA

“Janet and FamilyCarolyn and I were deeply saddened when we heard of Bill's passing. Please extend our condolences to the entire family. His smile at...Read More »
26 of 34 | Posted by: Dennis & Carolyn Millevoi - NJ

“Janet and family, My deepest condolences on Bill's passing. I considered him a great friend and he will be dearly missed by us all, on and off the...Read More »
27 of 34 | Posted by: Michael Churchill - MA

“I'll never forget the weekends in Hampton Beach (1958-62 +/-) & how you and I helped the Hampton Fire Dep't. fight that big fire that destroyed a...Read More »
28 of 34 | Posted by: Bob Kane - Worcester, MA - Friend

“May I offer my deepest condolences to the Miller family. I was lucky enough to get to know Bill as a referee and we quickly developed a good...Read More »
29 of 34 | Posted by: Dave Engelson - Reading, MA

“Officiating basketball with Bill was one of the best experiences a brother official could have in the sport. A true gentleman and professional man...Read More »
30 of 34 | Posted by: David DeCarolis - Dennis, MA

“Dear Mike and family All I can say is that your Dad was an outstanding official but a BETTER man. I officiated many games with him and had some GREAT...Read More »
31 of 34 | Posted by: Joe Bollus - Friend

“Max, you were a great friend to players, referees, and coaches. ”
32 of 34 | Posted by: Ron Dunham, former coach and A.D. At Millbury H.S.

“Bill will be remember by many for his everlasting smile and his dedication to family and friends. This place is a better place because of his...Read More »
33 of 34 | Posted by: Paul & KAY - Monroe, ME - Friend

“Our loss of Bill is overwhelming. We shared many good times at the lake over our 24 years being lucy enough to have Bill and Janet as neighbors and...Read More »
34 of 34 | Posted by: Matt & AnnMarie Slomcheck - NH


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William A. Miller, 76, of Marlborough, MA, died March 17, 2016 surrounded by friends and family after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born March 16, 1940 in Boston, MA, he was predeceased by his parents Max and Eva (Cohen) Miller. Bill was a lifelong resident of Marlborough, MA. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 46 years, Janet, his daughter Deena of Ferrisburgh, VT and her husband David Croke, his son Michael and his wife Karla of Northboro, MA, and his grandchildren Leah, Allie, Ethan, and Max. He also leaves his brother Harold and his wife Myrna of Sacramento, CA and nieces Ellen and Beth.One of Bill and Janet's greatest pleasures was spending time at their summer home on Lake Winnipesaukee, NH where they enjoyed countless good times with family and friends.
Bill had a passion for basketball and, after years of playing, eventually became one of the top officials in Central Massachusetts. He held several positions on his local Board and trained new officials right up until his death. He received the highest honor in his basketball organization (IAABO) in 2008 when he was honored as a Life Member.
In the 1970s, Bill helped found the Marlborough Youth Basketball Association through the Marlborough Boys and Girls Club; an organization which still exists today. He was awarded the Man and Boy of the Year award for his dedication and service to the youth of Marlborough. He also served as treasurer of the Marlborough Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors for many years.Always generous with his time, Bill helped run many political campaigns for friends seeking office in Marlborough, assisted in organizing basketball tournaments, coached many youth in basketball and baseball, and enjoyed coordinating and playing in golf tournaments throughout New England.Bill was a graduate of the Marlborough High School Class of 1958 and received a BS in Accounting from Bentley College. He was employed by Raytheon for more than 40 years in the financial sector before retiring in 2002.
A service for family and close friends will be held on Friday, March 25th at 11:00 a.m. at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc. 40 Peasant St., Marlborough, MA. All friends and family are welcome to join in a casual Celebration of Life honoring Bill at the Marlborough Country Club on Saturday, March 26th from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill's memory may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of MetroWest, 169 Pleasant Street, Marlborough, MA 01752 or the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.