Former Springfield District Court Judge William Boyle has died.
He was 62 and was battling ALS for years.
Boyle, who retired as a judge last year, was previously an assistant district attorney and the president of the Springfield City Council.
Ironically, Judge Boyle was appointed as a District Court Judge by Acting Governor Paul Cellucci who died of the same disease several years ago.
Judge Boyle was a Springfield City Councilor.
He beat at that time Mitch Ogulewicz.
The former councilor said "Bill defeated me in 1989, in my re-election bid to the City Council.
There was never any animosity. Bill was a kind and decent man, who served Springfield with honor and distinction.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Boyle family,"
Funeral Services are incomplete.