Former Major Commanding, Nathan Hale Ancient Fifes & Drums,
died Saturday, May 30th, 1998, from injuries sustained in recent automobile accident. Members of the corps performed a mourning ritual at the funeral for our departed friend & leader of many years.
Start: Hartford Courant Obituary, June 1, 1998
John B. ''Jack'' Foran, 77 of East Hampton, widower of Ruby M. (Hanson) Foran, passed away (May 30, 1998) at Hartford Hospital. He was born Sept. 16, 1920 in Hartford, to the late Thomas James and Ellen (Dalton) Foran, and graduated from Bulkeley High School and attended New Britain Teachers College. He served as a Medical Staff Sergeant in the Army Air Corps during World War II where he met ''his Ruby'' and married her on Nov. 2, 1944. They were married for 52 years until her passing on May 26, 1997. They resided in East Hampton since 1951. He was an apprentice in the Travelers Print Shop and worked for the U.S. Post Office in East Hampton until his retirement. In 1966, Jack and his wife joined the Nathan Hale Fife & Drum Corps in Coventry, where he served as Major for the Corps. Throughout his life he enjoyed drawing and was an avid hunter and fisherman. In his retirement years he enjoyed reading, keeping his journals, traveling to many parts of the country to visit family and friends and yearly trips to Maine, where he and Ruby looked forward to the peacefulness of Pemaquid Point. For the past 15 years he worked as an interpreter at Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, MA where his ''gift of gab'' and love of history were fulfilled. He will be deeply missed by his four children and their spouses: Jeff and Marge Foran of East Hampton, Pat and Bill Brown of Clinton, Mary and George Faggiano of Somers and Judy and Bob Gregory of East Freetown, MA. Jack's grandchildren, Kim (Foran) and her husband Chas Turecek, Jeffry Foran, Jonathan Brown and Katie Gregory, will miss his playful antics, quick wit and loving support. He also leaves two brothers and their wives, Thomas (Red) and Jane Foran of Glastonbury, Peter and Susan Foran of St. Petersburg, FL; a sister-in-law, Barbara Foran of Andover; several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends. A brother, James Foran, of Andover predeceased him. Jack was an active communicant of St. Patrick Church in East Hampton. The funeral service will be Tuesday, lO a.m. with a Funeral Liturgy at St. Patrick Church, East Hampton. Burial with Military Honors, will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, East Hampton. Friends may call at the Spencer Funeral Home, 112 Main St., East Hampton, Today, 6-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the East Hampton Public Library, 105 Main St., East Hampton 06424.
END: Hartford Courant Obituary, 6/1/98
This is a Poem written by Megan Greenleaf, dedicated to Jack:
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