Richard Sullivan, a lifelong New Suffolk resident, died April 25 at his home. He was 80.
He was born Dec. 11, 1932. An “intensely private person,” he will be remembered as a kind and considerate man who cared more for the welfare of other people than for himself, according to friends and family. He will be deeply mourned, they said.
Mr. Sullivan is survived by his partner of 49 years, Anthony Matson, and his sister, Beatrice.
Cremation was private. Arrangements were handled by Costner-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue.
Memorial donations may be made to a local animal shelter.