Obituary for Thomas Charles Behan

    • Name: Thomas Charles Behan
    • Home Town: Ocean Isle Beach
    • Date of Death: 04/05/2017
    • Birth Place: New York
    • Birth Date: 06/12/1964

    Thomas C. Behan, 52, of Ocean Isle Beach, NC and Old Bridge, NJ passed away on April 5th surrounded by his family.  He was the devoted son of Thomas P. Behan, of Sunset Beach, NC, and Patricia Miles Kudla of Old Bridge, NJ.  He was the ever-loving brother of Erin Hahn and Karen Smith, and fun-loving uncle to Christopher and Nicholas Hahn, and Rickey and Dayton Smith.  He is survived by his brother-in-law’s Chris Hahn, Rick Smith, and aunts and uncle along with many special cousins.   Tommy was preceded in death by his brother Bryan Behan and stepfather Andrew Kudla Jr.  Tommy graduated from the East Brunswick Vocational School where he studied Auto Mechanics. From a very young age, Tommy had a passion for cars. He was an ASE Certified Master Technician and owned his own foreign auto-repair shop “Behan’s Automotive” for many years.

     A Celebration of Life mass will be held at Saint Ambrose Church on May 20th, 2017 at 10:30am.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Lower Cape Fear Hospice-Brunswick Care Center, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC  28401. 

    Online condolences may be sent to the family at

    Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte, NC.

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