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Sandra L. Behne

1914-2013 PITTSFIELD Sandra L. Behne, 64, of D4 Woodstream Drive, Pittsfield, died Monday at Berkshire Medical Center. Born on July 11, 1949 in Pittsfield, she was a daughter of the late Charles F. Wendling Sr. and the late Evelyn Bordeau Wendling. A Dalton native, she had resided in Pittsfield since 1999. She was educated in Dalton schools and was the owner and operator along with her husband of Beaumonde Fashions, a clothing and fashion shop with stores in Gt. Barrington and Pittsfield. She had also worked in the banking industry and at Crane & Company in Dalton. She was a communicant of St. Agnes Church. An avid gardener, she also loved to shop and follow the fashion industry. One of her greatest joys was spending time with her family and grandchildren. She leaves her husband, Christian H. Behne Jr. of Pittsfield whom she married on February 24, 1990. A son; Michael E. O'Keefe Jr. of Pittsfield, her twin daughters; Alicia M. Trask and her husband Bryan of Hooksett, NH and Brigitte L. Dougherty and her husband Scott of Lenox, MA. Two brothers; Gerald Wendling and his wife Doreen of Dalton and Robert C. Wendling and his wife Jamie of Pittsfield. Four sisters; Nancy Tripp of the State of Florida, Debra Montgomery and her husband James of Arizona, Judith Morrisey of California and Doreen Daly and her husband Lawrence of Pittsfield. She also leaves her eight grandchildren; Michael T. O'Keefe, Ashley E. O'Keefe, Nicholas Trask, Connor Trask, twins Makenna R. Packard and Joseph M. Packard, Gabrielle T. Dougherty and Jackson S. Dougherty. She was predeceased by a daughter; Colleen O'Keefe and by a son; Edward O'Keefe, by two brothers; Charles F. Wendling Jr. and Clement Gage and by a sister; the late Lois Porter. She was also predeceased by a grandson; Joshua R. O'Keefe. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Sandra L. Behne, 64, of Pittsfield who died November 25, 2013 will be held Saturday at 9:15 AM from the DERY-FOLEY FUNERAL HOME in Dalton followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at St. Agnes Church in Dalton celebrated by the Rev. Christopher Malatesta, pastor. Burial will take place at a later date. Calling hours will be held Friday from 5 to 7 PM at the Dery-Foley Funeral Home in Dalton. Memorial donations in memory of Sandra may be made to the Eagle Santa Toy Fund in care of the funeral home, 890 Main St. Dalton, MA 01226.



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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Nov. 27, 2013
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