December 15, 1937 - March 11, 2018
David L. Hautanen, 80, passed away on March 11, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Mary Ellen Hautanen. They were married in in 1963 at Saint Lawrence Church in New Bedford, MA.
Born and raised in Provincetown, he was senior class president and valedictorian of the class of 1956. He was a graduate of the University of Massachusetts where he met his wife Mary Ellen during their first week as UMass freshman and was a founding member of the UMass Chapter of the Phi Sigma Delta fraternity. From 1961 – 1963 he served in the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Niagara, NY.
Dave worked in various accounting roles and became controller of the Cape Cod Times in 1971 and moved his family to his native Cape Cod in 1972.
Dave was active in the Yarmouth community, serving on various boards and committees. He was a board member and treasure for the for the Friends of the Council of the Aging, first president of the DY Band Parents Association, former Chairman for the Yarmouth Housing Authority, Scout leader, voting warden in precinct five, member of the Yarmouth Town Republican Committee, State Delegate for the Republican Party, and Board Member and past President of the UMass Amherst Cape Cod Alumni Network.
He enjoyed gardening, nature, home improvement, the Cape Cod Symphony, Tanglewood, and was a ruthless competitor and three-time winner of the coveted Golden Bunny Award.
In addition to his wife he leaves a son David Jr. and his partner Steve Power, a daughter Kathryn, a brother Hank and many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, March 17th from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Morris, O’Connor & Blute Funeral Home, 58 Long Pond Dr., South Yarmouth, followed by a Funeral Mass at 1 pm at Saint Pius X Church, Station Ave., South Yarmouth. Burial will be Saturday April 7th at 9:30am at St. Peter's Cemetery, Provincetown.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of David L Hautanen to the UMass Cape Cod Scholarship Fund, c/o UMass Amherst Alumni Association, 134 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003-9270.