William J. Conboy, Albany attorney, has died at 66

William J. Conboy, Albany attorney, has died at 66

William J. Conboy, Albany attorney, has died at 66


Officials from around Albany County are mourning the death of William J. Conboy II of Albany, an attorney who spent three decades in public service at the local and county levels.

Conboy, 66, the Albany County attorney from 1984 to 1991 and the majority counsel to the Albany County Legislature from 1992 to 2011, died Jan. 30 at home surrounded by his family, according to his obituary.

The Newark, N.J. native graduated from Siena College in 1971 and two years later married his wife, Carole, the start of a family of five children and six grandchildren.

Conboy, who received his law degree four years later from Brooklyn Law School, was involved in the Democratic Party for more than 40 years.

“My condolences to the family of Bill Conboy, public servant and top-notch lawyer,” Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy said in a tweet. “I enjoyed working w/ him when he worked for the county.”

Albany County Legislature Majority Leader Frank Commisso, who knew Conboy for more than 30 years, said in a statement: “I was deeply saddened to hear that Bill had passed. He was a friend and very respected counsel to the Democratic majority. His contributions to Albany County were numerous. He will certainly be missed.”

“I am personally grateful for the time he spent mentoring and educating me, first as a young legislator and throughout our time together,” said Albany County Legislature Chairman Sean Ward in a statement. “He always had the respect for those that he worked with, and his calm demeanor in handling stressful situations and knowledge of every department in this county was invaluable to those around him.”

Albany County Legislator Robert Beston of Watervliet stated: “Bill was a down-to-earth gentleman who treated all equally. He was a great attorney who had great knowledge of Albany County.”

Conboy’s funeral service is scheduled for Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Parish of Mater Christi Church in Albany.

Source: Times Union
William J. Conboy, Albany attorney, has died at 66

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