Louise L. Behan, 87, of East Greenwich, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Brentwood Nursing Home in the loving arms of her family following a courageous 10 year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Born in Sullivan County, Tenn., April 21, 1927, the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Vergie Elizabeth (Blakely) Loggans. She is predeceased by her husband of 39 years Thomas Joseph Behan.
Louise attended URI, Tennessee State, and King Colleges while earning her bachelors and masters degrees. She spent most of her professional life as a social studies teacher for the East Greenwich School System until her retirement in 1990. Her passion was sharing her love of learning with her students throughout her years at the East Greenwich Junior High.
She enjoyed spending her personal time with her family, gardening, and quilting. Louise’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy; she enjoyed spending time with them often. She was the loving mother of Katherine L. Crouse, her husband, Michael, and Louise E. Behan; grandmother of Isabel Virginia DelVecchio and Carl Joseph DelVecchio, Jr., and great-grandmother of Giovanni Antonio DelVecchio-Behan and Donna Elizabeth Bonnin-Behan. She is the sister of John, Lavada McDaniel, Albert, Robert, and the late Jessie, Della May Loggans, Henry, Hope Baines, Willy, and Jerry. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her dear friend Ruth Morrissey.
Calling hours are 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 1, at the Hill Funeral Home, 822 Main St., in East Greenwich. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers kindly make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association. Special thanks to the staff at Brentwood Nursing Home, Greenwich Farms, and our nurse, Lisa, from Gentiva Hospice, for their loving care of our mother. The words “thank you” will never truly express our gratitude.