Joseph C. Behan


Rochester, NY:  Joe Behan passed away March 7, 2017, at home following a long fought journey with cancer.  His beloved wife Doris was by his side, and he was surrounded by the light of his life and sidekick, daughter Sarah, and faithful family and friends.

A celebration of Joe’s life will be held on Saturday, March 25th at 2:00 at the Living Word Assembly of God Church, 2344 Ridge Rd. Ontario, NY.  Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Heritage Christian Services ( or Mary Cariola Children’s Center (

13 Condolences

  1. Laura Cardwell on March 10, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Doris and Sarah,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. You are loved by many and in all of our thoughts and prayers. Sending strength and healing to both of you and all your loved ones.

    Laura Cardwell, CDPAANYS

  2. Karyn Walsh on March 10, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Dear Doris and Sarah,

    Erin-Kate’s and my thoughts and prayers join many others as you face the loss of your husband and Dad. You both have been blessed with friendships that will sustain you as you take this next path in life.

    Special blessings to you both,
    Karyn and Erin-Kate Walsh

  3. Stacey edmonds on March 10, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Doris and Sarah, I am very sorry for your loss, my prayers too give you the strength to get through this.

  4. Susan Race on March 10, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Doris & Sarah,
    So sorry to hear that Joe’s battle has come to an end. As a family, you fought with all the strength you could muster. Your courage, love & devotion is a living legacy – I’m sure Joe is very proud!
    Thanks for reminding me to hold my family tight each & every day we are blessed with.
    My condolences and continued prayers & support,
    Susan Race

  5. Bob and Dawn on March 10, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Sarah and Doris, Joe was my best friend. Ever. Although life and distance separated the five of us somewhat, the affection for each other never faltered. From Joe’s and mine infamous road trips to our cozy backyard talks on Afton Street.

    So many memories instilled on so many people he met! Truly, to meet Shawnna’s “weird beard” was to love him. Miss Vi’s “Joseppi”. He has meant and will continue to be so many wonderful things to so many people.

    Although our sense of loss in Joe’s passing is infinitesimal compared to Sarah’s and yours, we hurt. But that hurt will always be surpassed by knowing we were privileged to meet our awesome friend Joe B.

  6. Sharon Kitchens on March 10, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Doris & Sarah,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad that y’all were able to be at mom’s 80th birthday. I am glad I was able to see Joe one last time. May God comfort y’all. (((Hugs)))
    Sharon Kitchens
    (Dawn Harker’s sister that lives in TX)

  7. Mary Simpson on March 13, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    Dearest Sarah and Doris, I am so very sorry for your loss.

  8. Terry DeMar on March 13, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Joe was a wonderful man that loved both of you so much. I pray that you find peace and are able to keep the memories always around to help you as you find your new path to continue on.
    Terry DeMar

  9. Donna Goldberg on March 19, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Doris and Sarah,
    I am so sorry to hear of Joe’s death. I have wonderful memories of the three of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Donna Goldberg

  10. Sandy and Tim Brady on March 19, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Doris and Sarah, you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult timeSandy Brady

  11. Bill Brown on March 22, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Doris & Sarah,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Joe was just the best man I have ever worked with and had work for me. There are only a limited number of really good men, and Joe was one.

    I will keep both of you in my prayers and thoughts. May God hold you close in these difficult days.

  12. James Behan on March 24, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Dear Doris and Sarah:
    It is never easy to say goodbye to a loved one. We must put our trust in the Lord and know that He controls all things and when asked He will provide the comfort, love and healing power we need to heal. I will miss my brother but I know that his suffering is over and he is with Mom and Dad and we will all be together in the near future. May God bless and keep you.

  13. Dianne Russotto on March 24, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    I wish I could be there, sending my love to you both. Joe was a wonderful man and will be very much missed. Love you both Dianne.

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