William O’Boyle Sr.

About This Inductee


Plymouth High School – World War II Veteran – Founder

Graduated from Plymouth High School, Class of 1941.

He joined the U.S. Army to fight in World War II, and was part of the Normandy Invasion.

On the forward movement to engage in combat, he stepped on a land mine, resulting in the loss of his right leg.

He remained active with a prosthetic leg, and returned to marry his wife Elizabeth.

As an active community leader,  he co-founded Plymouth Little League Baseball with Joseph “Shep” Chepulis in 1950.

He served as league president every year for multiple decades.

He appointed the first female umpire in local Little League history — Maureen Dillon.  

Ms. Dillon would eventually become the league’s Umpire-in-Chief.

Mr. O’Boyle was also a past Commander of the Plymouth American Legion and the VFW. 

He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Mr. O’Boyle epitomized the true community volunteer — people who helped build communities and make them better by offering programs and leadership that benefited everyone.

Patriot – Family Man – Community Servant Leader