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William F. Looney Jr., mentor to many Boston lawyers; at 80

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By Bryan Marquard
Globe Staff / November 14, 2011

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As president of the Boston Bar Association, and in his years of practicing law, William F. Looney Jr. set the standard for many in the city’s legal circles, showing by example how lawyers should act. “He represented the very, very best of the legal profession,’’ said Margaret H. Marshall, former chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. “He was really old school in that he believed in collegiality,’’ said Mr. Looney’s son Thomas of Westwood. Mr. Looney died Nov. 4. He was 80. Service has been held.

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