Thomas S Behen

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Thomas S Behen

Thomas and Sean Behen


Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Member (Years): 3 years

Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Club: Mainely Bass

Years of Tournament Experience: 4 years

Member of these Maine State Teams (Years): 2 times

Favorite Body of Water: Panther Pond / Little Sebago

Largest Largemouth: 7-0

Largest Smallmouth: 3-8

Favorite Lure/Technique: The winning pattern

Boat/Motor: Pro Craft / Mercury

Sponsors: Family

Your personal and fishing accomplishments: Mainely Bass Mr.Bass 2015, 3 time Jr State Champion, Made it to the final day of the TBF Junior World Championship and won the Eastern Division also placed 5th overall.

Best Fishing Story: During a club tournament on Little Sebago we were fishing around this one small circle in a cove. And eventually we realized that there was hundreds of fish around and every time we went around we caught at least one 4 lber. By the time the tournament was over we had over 40 lbs in the live wells. I had never seen anyone cull 4 lbers before, that day will stay in my memory for a very long time.

Last Updated October 6, 2017

Thomas S Behen

October 8, 1998 - September 28, 2017 (age 18)

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.

Donations in memory of Thomas may be made to the Biddeford High School Bass Team, 20 Maplewood Ave., Biddeford, ME 04005