Thomas S. Behen, 18, of Biddeford died Thursday evening, September 28, 2017 from injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was born October 8, 1998 in Biddeford, a son of Sean and Erin (McGuiggin) Behen. He was educated in the Biddeford School system, Thomas was a graduate of Biddeford High School this year. He was studying Pre-Engineering at SMCC.
Thomas was fully involved in the Maine Outdoor experience; he enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially bass fishing at which he excelled. Thomas captured several Maine State Jr bass fishing championships, in addition to the 2013 TBF Jr Eastern Divisional final at the TBF Jr World Championships in Shreveport LA.
He earned spots on 2 Maine BASS Adult State teams as a Jr Angler, helping win the 2013 BASS Adult Eastern Divisional Team championship at Sebago Lake, ME. Thomas and his partner Reid Lavigne were the 2016 Maine State HS BASS Champions. There was nothing he loved more than fishing. He hoped to one day be part of the pro circuit.
He is survived by his parents, Sean and Erin Behen, his sister Maggie and brother Cullen Behen all of Biddeford.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Thomas S. Behen, his maternal grandfather, John McGuiggin and maternal step-grandfather, Alfred Dinardi.
He leaves his paternal grandmother Mary Behen of Nahant, MA; maternal grandmother Margaret Dinardi of Bristol, NH; maternal step-grandmother Julie McGuiggin of Biddeford.
He leaves several uncles; Kevin Behen and his wife Kay, Richard Behen, James Behen and his wife Jeanne, Alan Behen and his wife Kasia, John Brady, John McGuiggin and his wife Joellie; and several aunts Kelly McGuiggin, Colleen McGuiggin, Mary Mulryan and her husband Gary, and 26 cousins. He loved them all with his whole heart and soul.
Visiting Hours will be 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Hope Memorial Chapel 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 4th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church in Biddeford. Donations in memory of Thomas may be made to the Biddeford High School Bass Team, 20 Maplewood Ave., Biddeford, ME 04005. To share condolences online, please visit www.HopeMemorial.com.
Charitable donations may be made to:
Biddeford High School Bass Team
20 Maplewood Avenue, Biddeford ME 04005