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Stephany Warick Haines

SALISBURY — Stephany Warick Haines, age 83, passed away on March 4, 2023, at her home in Salisbury, after a long illness. She was the loving wife of the late Thomas D. Haines (known to many as Tom). In her final days, she was surrounded by her sons and others who cared deeply for her.

Stephany was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, in 1940, the only child of the late Stephan S. Warick and Jadwiga A. Sieradzki. She grew up in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, and attended Vassar College where she majored in English. She and Tom married in 1963 and moved to New York City. Stephany pursued her passion for art and worked at the Institute of Fine Arts for nearly a decade. She and Tom raised their two sons in Brooklyn Heights and lived there for almost four decades. For many years, she and her family spent much of their summers in Norfolk, where Stephany honed her watercolor skills and presented several exhibits of her paintings at the Norfolk Library.

In the early 2000s, she and Tom moved to Salisbury where they enjoyed the more relaxed rhythms of country life and the views from their house on Bunker Hill Road. Throughout their years together, they found great joy in hosting or joining dinner parties that lasted later into the night with groups of close friends.

Stephany’s other great loves, aside from her husband and children, were her Jack Russell Terriers. She had four of the energetic canines over the years and endowed them all with somewhat unconventional names to match their feisty personalities. Although few dared to call her on it, Stephany was a bit of an Anglophile. She believed tea was the only morning beverage fit for human consumption, was a regular reader of Country Life magazine, and cherished the annual trips that she and Tom took to London for many years after he retired. Stephany was known for her dry wit, which remained with her until her final days, as well as her lifelong love of animals, especially dogs, horses and birds. Her intuitive eye for spotting antiques of value remains a source of family lore.

She is survived by her two sons, Samuel and Thomas Jr., their wives (Monamie and Caroline) and her four grandchildren (Sophie, Eliza, Kailash and Urmila). A memorial service will be planned for later this year. Memorial contributions may be made to Russell Rescue Inc. (www.russellrescue.com). The Kenny Funeral Home of Sharon, Connecticut, has care of arrangements.

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