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William Almy III Dead at Eighty-five

William Almy III died on February 28, 2014 at age eighty-five. A native of Massachusetts, he loved riding and foxhunting in his younger days with the old Quansett Hunt of which hi father, William Almy, Jr. was Master. (His father also served, from 1960 to 1970, as the tenth president of the Masters of Foxhounds Association.)

Mr. Almy was raised on a horse farm on the southern shore of Massachusetts, a farm owned and lived upon by the family since before the Revolutionary War. He graduated Harvard College with the Class of 1950, then played semi-professional hockey with the Rhode Island Reds until his father “strongly suggested” he choose another occupation. He made his career in newspaper advertising.

He participated in many varsity sports during his school days, played tennis and squash into his eighties, and remained a fan of football, baseball, and hockey for the rest of his life. Click for more details in his obituary published in South Coast Today.

Posted March 28, 2014