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Michael Hauptman, 80, Formerly Of Cos Cob, Retired VP, ABC Radio

Michael Hauptman
Michael Hauptman Photo Credit: The Daily Voice/Contributed

PORTLAND, Maine. - Michael (Mike) Hauptman, of Portland, Maine, and formerly of Cos Cob, died July 22. He was 80.

Hauptman was born Jan. 6, 1933, in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of Dr. and Mrs. H. A. Hauptman. He attended schools in Brooklyn, and graduated from the University of Vermont in 1953. After college, he moved back to New York City to begin his career in broadcasting. He moved with his wife to Old Greenwich in 1968. He was an elected member of the Representative Town Meeting (RTM) of Greenwich, where he served as chairman of the Rules Committee. He was  a member of the Greenwich Retired Men's Association.

After a 20 plus year career with ABC Radio in New York, he retired in 1988 as its senior VP. He later launched two companies, Physicians Radio Network and Group H Holdings, the latter of which operated a radio station in Bangor, Maine. After more than 40 years in Greenwich, along with his wife, he moved to Portland in 2011, to be closer to family.

Hauptman  is survived by his wife, Betty of Portland; sons, James (Jenny Ellis) of Falmouth Maine., and William (Michele Lindsey) of Peoria, Ill.;  five grandchildren; and brother, Dr. Bruce Hauptman (Nancy Fuller) of Lexington, Mass.

A private memorial in celebration of Hauptman's life is planned, in Portland.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Greenwich Hospital Foundation 6 Perryridge Road, Greenwich, CT 06830.

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