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Jul 1, 2019 3:35 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Sophy P.Q. Haynes Of Southampton Dies June 16

Jul 1, 2019 3:35 PM

Sophy P.Q. Haynes, a longtime resident of Southampton, died in New York City on June 16, 2019, of late-stage leukemia.

The daughter of the late Marchese and Marchesa Lelio Pellegrini Quarantotti of Rome, Italy, and New York, she was born in Rome, where she attended the esteemed Sacred Heart School at the Spanish Steps. She completed her education in New York, graduating from Barnard College and receiving two master’s degrees from Columbia University.

Mrs. Haynes was the administrator of private schools, including The Buckley School, Barnard School for Girls and Professional Children’s School. She was active in various educational organizations, including the renowned Headmistress Association of the East. She became assistant dean of the Juilliard School and, subsequently, head of the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance.

In 1977, she started her own company managing performing artists.

She was the president of board of the Southampton Fresh Air Home and has been active in the organization ever since.

Mrs. Haynes is survived by her two children, Sophy T. Haynes and Robert Van Rensselaer Haynes of New York; and a grandson, Sebastian Haynes. Her son, SFC Schuyler Haynes was killed in the Iraqi War and was awarded the Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars.

Memorial donations may be made to Camphill Village Copake, 84 Camphill Road, Copake, NY 12516, for the care of her son Robert “Robbie” Haynes.

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