Richard L. Haney of Provincetown died peacefully in his home with his family by his side on June 2, 2021. He was the spouse of Edward Criscuolo.
Born in Syracuse, N.Y. on Aug. 3, 1945, he was the son of Joseph J. and Grace (Young) Haney. After studying art at Buffalo State College, Richard worked in many mediums but principally in soft sculpture, providing 13 pieces for the set of a nationally televised ballet in one instance and a wall covering for a bar in Boston in another. He and his sister Linda ran a gallery for a short time in the early 1980s in Whaler’s Wharf.
He then worked for 30 years at the Glorious Food Catering Company in New York City.
When he was in his 50s, he studied medical massage and acupuncture. He was, as his sister Linda put it, “into healing, taking care of others.”
One of those others was his dearest friend, Genevieve Martin, with whom he shared countless walks accompanied by his dog Buck. After their walks they would sit on the bench next to the post office, simply enjoying the sea air.
Genevieve was, with affectionate irony, referred to as “his wife” by mutual friends. She remembers most fondly his sensitivity and caring. As a single mother visiting New York with her two-year-old, she was met at the train station by Richard and Ed, who took charge of the toddler for the day after ordering Genevieve to “go out and enjoy.”
In his later years, Richard enjoyed reading, listening to audio books, and doing jigsaw puzzles.
In addition to Edward, his loving partner of 45 years, and his friend Genevieve, Richard is survived by his sisters Linda (David) Curtis and Susan Halas, nieces Meagan Curtis and Katie Haney, and his favorite silly, goofy great niece, Piper Kopp.
At Richard’s request, services will be private.
Donations in Richard’s name may be made to the Animal Rescue League, 3981 Main St., Brewster 02631.
Expressions of condolence to the family may be left in the guest book at gatelyfuneralservice.com.