OBITUARY

William P. Foran Sr.

May 4, 1924June 30, 2018

William P. Foran, Sr. 94, of East Hartford, beloved husband of the late Shirley (Johnson) Foran, died Saturday, June 30, 2018 at St Francis Hospital. Born May 4, 1924 in Hartford, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Catherine (Galvin) Foran. Bill proudly served his country during WWII as a Medic for the U.S. Army in Europe. He continued his service to his community by serving over 42 years in the East Hartford Fire Department, retiring as Deputy Chief. Bill also served as sexton for St. Mary Cemetery for many years, and was a long-time member of Volunteer Hose Club #2. He is survived by his 3 children, William Jr. and Angela Foran of East Hartford, Maureen and Philip Rivard of Wakefield, RI and Kevin and Paula Foran of East Hartford; 5 grandchildren Amy and Christopher Bryan, Danielle Foran, Kristy Foran, Kevin Foran Jr. and Kelly Rivard; 4 great-grandchildren Gabriel, Jonah, Micah and Kace; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Bill’s family would like to thank the staff of the Oncology unit on 8-1 at St Francis Hospital for their wonderful care. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10am on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at St Mary Church, 15 Maplewood Avenue, East Hartford. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Hillside Veterans Cemetery, East Hartford. Please visit www.callahanfuneral.com to leave online condolences.

  • FAMILY

  • Nicholas Foran, Father
  • Catherine Foran, Mother
  • Shirley Foran, Wife
  • William and Angela Foran Jr, Son and his wife
  • Maureen and Phillip Rivard, Daughter and her husband
  • Kevin and Paula Foran, Son and his wife
  • Mr. William P. Foran Sr. also leaves 5 grandchildren Amy and Christopher Bryan, Danielle Foran, Kristy Foran, Kevin Foran Jr. and Kelly Rivard; 4 great-grandchildren Gabriel, Jonah, Micah and Kace; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends to cherish his memory.

Services

  • Memorial Mass Tuesday, July 3, 2018
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Mary (Fitzgerald) Krasnoff

August 20, 2018

Kevin and family,

So sorry to hear of your loss! We were surprised to read of your dad's passing in the paper. I wasn't around East Hartford that week and my mom doesn't get out much anymore or I would have been at the wake or funeral. I can still see his smile and hear his laugh! He and my dad were great friends. Our sincere condolences.

Mary (and Bunny) Fitzgerald

Ann Trabucco

July 2, 2018

Deputy Chief Bill Foran was one of the best that I worked with in the East Hartford Fire Dept.
He was truly a kind, loving, well mannered gentleman that I always will remember. I looked forward to seeing him every year since retirement at the Firemen's picnic and Christmas luncheon. I will be away on July 3rd and it saddens me that I will not be able to attend the memorial mass. My thoughts will be with him and his family and friends on that day.

steven strange

July 2, 2018

Sorry to read of your loss.

Lary Levitts

July 2, 2018

Always a great big smile
You will be missed

THOMAS DZIKIEWICZ

July 2, 2018

Sorry to hear of Bills passing. I was fortunate to have known and worked with him as a firefighter. He was one of the best. He'll be truly missed by all.

FROM THE FAMILY