Even on weekends William MacCrellish Jr. wore neckties, a nod to a career that seemed ever present.
“He could never relax,” said his son Bruce of South Woodstock, Vt. “His mind was always going a mile a minute.”
A corporate attorney who was a trusted adviser and friend to many clients, Mr. MacCrellish “strategized in business not just as a lawyer, but in big-picture family dynamics,” said Tom Jalkut, a longtime friend and colleague who added: “That’s what we all aspire to. He got tremendous satisfaction from being able to help them.”
Mr. MacCrellish, who kept working long past when most settle into retirement, died Aug. 7 in The Falls at Cordingly Dam in Newton. He was 91 and previously lived in Wellesley for decades. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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