OBITUARY

William D. MacLeod

May 13, 1942December 12, 2018
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William Daniel MacLeod, age 76, of Marblehead, loving husband and father of six, passed away on December 12, 2018, at his home surrounded by family.

Bill was born on May 13, 1942 in Gloucester to Norman and Velma who predeceased him. He is survived by the love of his life and wife, Nancy, and six children, Liz, Erin, Matt, Ryan, Katie, and Jenny, eight grandchildren, and sister Norma Hagstrom.

Everyone who knew Bill learned that his greatest passion besides his wife and children was baseball, in particular, the Boston Red Sox. Bill was a superstar athlete and baseball player at Gloucester High School. He ultimately signed with the Red Sox organization right out of high school and played for them from 1961 to 1967.

After injuries forced him to retire from baseball, he worked and lived in Marblehead for the last 35 years where he and Nancy raised their three youngest children. Anyone who has had the privilege of watching a Red Sox game with Bill couldn’t help but become a Red Sox fan or walk away with a greater knowledge of the game of baseball.

A funeral service will be held at the Old North Church, 35 Washington Street, Marblehead on Tuesday, December 18 at 11AM with a celebration of Bill’s life at the Gerry 5, 210 Beacon Street, Marblehead immediately thereafter. Come wear all of your Red Sox gear and help us celebrate Bill’s life together. Arrangements by Eustis and Cornell of Marblehead.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Memorial Service Tuesday, December 18, 2018

OTHER SERVICES:

  • A celebration of Bill’s life at the Gerry 5, 210 Beacon Street, Marblehead immediately thereafter
REMEMBERING

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Kristine Gabb

December 23, 2018

I met bill and marvin at the dog beach.
He, his family took me in for the holidays. Made me feel like family..
I am indebted to bill and his family.
He told a story about marvin, that i repeat to this very day..
In the middle of the night .. marvin would whine to go out. Bill would lumber down the stairs..
Marvin would not go out .. but rather, take Bill's place in bed..
You went down swinging, bill macleod.. you will be in my memories forever..
Kristine

Stephen Rossi

December 19, 2018

I remember Mr. McLeod as the baseball coach at Beverly High School back in the early and middle 1970s. One heck of a good guy and also a very good coach who knew the game of baseball!!!!! In my mind I can still hear his voice yelling across the ball field!! You sure got excited at times!! He was not only a good guy all around but a very good coach, someone you respected!!! Even though I hadn't seen him in years I always had good memories of him when I played baseball for Beverly High School! Rest in peace Mr. McLeod!

Karen Johnson

December 15, 2018

Bill, you will be greatly missed. Your love for family and your sense of humor made you a wonderful person to know and be with.

Lori Peace

December 14, 2018

Oh I'm So Saddened By This. I Had The Priveledge Of Working With Him At National Grand Bank. He Used To Share All Of His Stories About His Time With The Red Sox, & About His Two Sets Of Twin Daughters, and His Son. What A True, Down To Earth Guy. NEVER Minded Saying What He Felt. R.I.P. BILL, You Will Be Missed.

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Biography

William Daniel MacLeod, age 76, of Marblehead, loving husband and father of six, passed away on December 12, 2018, at his home surrounded by family.

Bill was born on May 13, 1942 in Gloucester to Norman and Velma who predeceased him. He is survived by the love of his life and wife, Nancy, and six children, Liz, Erin, Matt, Ryan, Katie, and Jenny, eight grandchildren, and sister Norma Hagstrom.

Everyone who knew Bill learned that his greatest passion besides his wife and children was baseball, in particular, the Boston Red Sox. Bill was a superstar athlete and baseball player at Gloucester High School. He ultimately signed with the Red Sox organization right out of high school and played for them from 1961 to 1967.

After injuries forced him to retire from baseball, he worked and lived in Marblehead for the last 35 years where he and Nancy raised their three youngest children.

Anyone who has had the privilege of watching a Red Sox game with Bill couldn’t help but become a Red Sox fan or walk away with a greater knowledge of the game of baseball.

A funeral service will be held at the Old North Church, 35 Washington Street, Marblehead on Tuesday, December 18 at 11AM with a celebration of Bill’s life at the Gerry 5, 210 Beacon Street, Marblehead immediately thereafter. Come wear all of your Red Sox gear and help us celebrate Bill’s life together. Arrangements by Eustis and Cornell of Marblehead.