My deepest sympathy to Bill's family. I cannot fully express my sadness at his passing. I didn't know him as well as others, perhaps, but I remember his helpfulness to me. Passing of someone we know always reminds us of our own mortality, but their life always also reminds us of how cherished their life, of whatever length, was to those of us who knew them.
My sincere thoughts and prayers extend to to Bill and his entire family. Over his many years with DOL Bill always took the time to catch up when our paths crossed....by phone or in person. The miles between us never got in the way. When I would see Bill, which was at least once a year for the past 20 years, it was always a fond memory. Bill devoted his life to those who served and his impact will not be forgotten. All of us at the Boston Region maintain a place in our heart for Bill and his family. He will be missed and today is another day we remember his countless contributions to all.
I know that Bill is in a better place and in the hands of our God. He was and still is a great man and a loving father. May God shine on the loved one he left behind.
The Bolls Family,
Just wanted to express my smypathy to your whole family with the passing of your dad. He will be missed I am sure but will live in your wonderful memories. Lynn
Many veterans unknown to them benefited from his believe that those who served in the Armed Forces of the United States deserved priority of service. I was fortunate to have worked with Bill on several projects and he always tried to make it about serving those who served.
I will miss him as a friend, confident and true advocate for our Nations' warriors. I was also lucky to have him in my life and he will not be forgotten.
We are friends with Bills brother, John . After reading the wonderful write-up about his brother, we feel like we knew him a little bit. I know he was a wonderful man, who will be missed so much. But what a comfort to know where he is now, with Jesus & totally healed. Our loss is heaven's great gain. Our thoughts & prayers are with you!
John, sounds like you got your quick wit from your Dad. Sorry for your loss and I am sorry you have been sick. Jane Nalty
i love you big brother i am grateful for the time we got to share with you !
Bill and I met over 40 years ago when I was 17 years old. He was a young handsome sailor with a sweet smile and a personality any girl could not resist. My mom and dad said..oh no..not a sailor but a little over a year later we were married. Life happened and we were blessed with 4 amazing children that daily I thank God for. We agreed that my career was at home with the children and what a wonderful choice that was. This allowed Bill to pursue his career. When Bill started his career serving veterans he was one of the youngest men in his position in the agency and when he retired I believe he was one of the few remaining from the original "team". When he spoke with our pastor he expressed regrets and Dr. Baskin in his wisdom said we all have regrets, we've all made mistakes, if we didn't we wouldn't need our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Bill smiled because he knew he was saved and that reminder gave him peace and comfort. He had once expressed a desire in our younger years to become a missionary, and yes God did give him a mission field...our American veterans who he served with respect, love and honor. He now knows in eternity how many lives he touched and how many young men and women's lives were enriched by knowing him. Bill leaves a legacy not only through his career but our 4 beautiful children, daughters-in-law and grandchildren. All of us have our own love language to show our love and Bill's was his desire and success in providing a beautiful home and security for his family. It has been a long journey to this day..total sadness and disbelief..Bill lost the battle with his illness but is victorious in Jesus Christ. I know without a shadow he is with the Lord immediately after he took his last breath..our children are such a comfort ..each has amazing qualities they inherited from their dad..Billy an amazing sense of humor..Joey kindness and generosity..Patrick a love of country and military...Emilee strong character and fortitide..of course all these qualities overlap in each of them but I see Bill in all of them and he will always be with us...the last week with Bill at home was the most precious time that none of us would trade. It was a privilege to walk through this with Bill and to be by his side to care for him, pray with him, cry with him ,hope with him and hold him. His true character showed thru, all the pain, uncertainty, poking and prodding, he would grab the hand of the doctor, nurse, or aid and say thank you...God bless you..moments of unbelievable grief overtake us at this time but we have God's promise from His Word..Bill believed that promise..we believe that promise..Bill is in eternity with the Lord..And yes in the sweet by and by we WILL meet on that beautiful shore!
I was a colleague of Bill's in the Veterans' Employment and Training Service, and his boss for many years. Bill was a terrific Regional Administrator and advocate for veterans, Reservists and Guardmembers. Thousands of men and women owe him thanks for the help that they received when they were looking for a job. Bill was a respected leader with a big heart and real smarts. He deserved a joyful retirement; I trust that he has found it now in Heaven.
So sad to hear about the loss of my cousin Billy. My prayers are with you all. Wish I could have been there with you during this time. Please know that we love you all and praying for God's grace for each one of you during this difficult time. So good to know he will be with Grandma and Aunt Margaret, Uncle Billy now and the promise that we will all be together again in Heaven. Love, Susan Law and Family
We were so sorry to hear about Billy. Have been praying for him the last few months. Hoping God gives you all the love and strength you need for the difficult days ahead. Hugs to all!
Mary Ann and J.D.
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
Sorry to hear of Billy's passing. My prayers are with the Bolls family and I know he is in a much better place today. Rest in Peace Billy.
Praying God's comfort for each of you especially my prescious cousins!
'Lil Billy - a GREAT Man-
And HE IS WITH others that LOVE HIM-
Grandma Fuller and Grandpa Fuller
- Who thought he was THEIR CHILD!!!
THE FIRST GRAND!!!!
My Aunt Margaret and My Uncle Billy - Your parents who loved HIM -
AND you Guys beyond measure!
Unable to be with you -
to give you HUGS and to say I love you and HOw VEry sorry I am for your loss -
BUt I KNOw HE is with those who love him too!!!
So sorry to learn of your loss. May God comfort you at this difficult time.
Our prayers are with the entire Bolls family. Billy was always full of life and love for others. May God provide peace for all who mourn. Billy was joyfully welcomed in Heaven by many. Love to all.
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. God bless you.
This was my family' s first grandson we all loved and was so happy that he became such a wonderful man and father to his children. Sorry I cannot be there to share these last moments with you all.
Love Aunt Mary Leist
I never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Bolls but I have been honored to serve with his sons, Patrick and Quinn. I believe the most significant mark a man can make with his life is his children. From what I have seen in these two men, Mr. Bolls was the kind of man we all strive to be. I am saddened to hear of his passing and my heart goes out to the entire family. May God hold you and keep you close in this difficult time.