Myles Dana Huntington died March 30 at his home in Mashpee at the age of 91.

He was the husband of Mary Huntington for 62 years.

The son of Dana Huntington and Bernice Huntington, he grew up in Framingham and graduated from Philips Exeter Academy in 1945. He continued his education at Harvard College, graduating with the Class of 1950. At both Exeter and Harvard he served as captain of the baseball and hockey teams.

After graduating from Harvard, he coached his alma mater’s freshman hockey team for two years and played semi-pro baseball and hockey into his 30s. His coaching played a part in the careers of many successful athletes, including Billy Cleary, who was a member of the US Olympic Hockey Team.

Mr. Huntington also was the founder and president of the Franklin Youth Hockey League.

He and his wife lived in Franklin for more than 30 years and restored their antique home there, and Mr. Huntington also tended to his vegetable garden. They built their retirement home in Mashpee in the mid-1990s and spent the rest of their years here.

Prior to his retirement, Mr. Huntington spent 40 years in sales at Dennison Manufacturing.

He kept up with current events and politics and was known as a staunch Democrat.

In addition to his wife, he leaves three children and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, April 13, at 10 AM at St. Anthony’s Church, 167 East Falmouth Highway.

Following the service, a luncheon in celebration of his life will be at Soprano’s Casino By The Sea in Falmouth Heights.

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