Frances Theresa Behan


Frances "Fran" Theresa Behan, 80, of Sanborn Avenue, Plattsburgh, New York, passed away on Monday, June 24, 2019, at Meadowbrook Healthcare in Plattsburgh.
A native of Plattsburgh and the daughter of Frank and Therese (Wiskoski) Behan, Fran was born on March 10, 1939. She is survived by a brother, Michael Behan, her sister, Barbara Shannon, one niece, Jolin Bevin, and nephews, Mike Behan, Christian Behan, Frank Shannon and Michael Shannon.
Fran graduated from the Champlain Valley School of Nursing and later worked at CVPH Medical Center as a Registered Nurse.
Fran was beloved by many. Her passions included barbecuing with friends, fishing, cross-country skiing, gardening, furniture refinishing, driving her trademark black Subaru around town and watching the New York Giants. She was also an avid photographer who ventured the Adirondacks in search of colorful, fall leaves.
Calling hours will be held on June 30th from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on July 1st at 11 a.m. at St. John's Church in Plattsburgh. Burial will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Plattsburgh.
Donations in Fran's memory may be made to St. John's Church.
Arrangements are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901 (518)-561-3980. Online condolences may be offered at
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Linda Smith Poissant Reh
Jun 26, 2019
RIP Fran. When I started as a new manager at CVPH in 1977 she was my mentor. I was a bit of a pushy nurse but she put me in my place. Told me once pace yourself and listen better. She would also take me on round with the doctors. Highly respected by everyone and the doctors listened to her when she spoke. I joined head nurse group in 1978 as Ped HN. Joining that group gave me a picture of who the real power brokers were. When Fran spoke we did what she said because it was always right and then to see her buddy Alice Armstrong nod yes I learned. I would go to the coffee shop for lunch and sit with her and Marsha McDonald. Conversations were always so funny and it was the best part of my day. ...The day she told me she was retiring was very sad. I thought but she's so young and vibrant. She told me "I have much more to do in life. I leaving to have some fun. I've done my duty". Fran you were my mentor and you will be greatly missed by all your nursing friends.Read more