Emmett Lawrence Foran, a resident of Noyac and formerly of Ireland, died at home on July 18 after an illness. He was 42.
He was born on Sept. 17, 1968 in Dublin to Thomas Lawrence Foran and the former Margaret Tierney.
Mr. Foran was married to the former Emily Brown on Sept. 17, 2005, at Trout Pond in Noyac.
He owned Noyac Deli and “had a zest for life, was a friend of everyone he ever met and was loved by one and all,” his wife said. At the end of the day, she said, he rushed to get home to his two dogs, Dublin and Comen, who accompanied him everywhere when he was not working.
He is survived by his father and stepmother, Joan Cotter, of Land O’ Lakes, Fla., and his mother, who lives in Kinnegad, Ireland. He also leaves a sister, Jane Foran of Kilbeggan, Ireland, and a brother, Thomas Foran of Auckland, New Zealand, his wife’s sister, Holly Brown, who was like a sister to him, and a niece and great-niece.
Visiting hours will be at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in Sag Harbor today from 5 to 7 p.m. The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, P.O. Box 901, Wainscott 11975, or the Humane Society of the United States, 2100 L Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20037.
In September, Ms. Foran will travel to Ireland to celebrate her husband’s life with friends and family. “Known best as the Irish Man, he will never be forgotten,” she said.