Old Celtics friends, teammates pay tribute to John Havlicek

Bob Cousy heard Joe Dillon’s adoring shout on the night of his retirement on March 17, 1963, and the words stuck in his head while delivering the third of seven eulogies in honor of John Havlicek Thursday.

“We love ya, John,” Cousy said from the altar at Trinity Church on Copley Square during a memorial service for Havlicek, who died on April 25 at the age of 79 following a three-year battle with Parkinson’s disease.

The iconic, 142-year-old church was filled with family members, old...

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