Jane Carol Behringer

January 13, 1957September 12, 2018
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Jane Behringer (nee O’Brien), 61, of Park Ridge, NJ, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Jane is survived by her beloved husband of 39 years, Bruce Behringer. Devoted mother of Dana Kelliher and her husband Chris of Windham, NH and son Keith and his fiancé Shannon of River Vale, NJ. Cherished grandmother of Aiden and Connor Kelliher. Dear sister of Nancy Hogan and her husband Bill, and James O’Brien and his wife Marietta. Fond daughter-in-law of Grace Behringer and sister-in-law of Susan Thompson. Survived and loved by many nieces, nephews and friends. Jane was predeceased by her parents, James and Alyce O’Brien. Jane grew up in Pearl River, NY attending St. Margaret’s Elementary School and Pearl River High School. She worked as a customer service supervisor at Prentice Hall Publishing Company before raising a family, and later worked at Interactive Marketing Group as a marketing manager. She was a very generous volunteer in the Park Ridge School System elementary and high school PTO’s, in the CCD program of Our Lady of Mercy, and as a den mother in the Park Ridge Cub Scouts. We will fondly remember her unbelievable strength and her love of family, animals, reading, travel, relaxing on the porch, and her Irish heritage. The family would like to thank her doctor, Dr. Alan Israel for his compassion and care during her 17-year battle with cancer. The family will receive guests at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ on Monday, September 17 from 7-9PM and Tuesday, September 18 from 2-4 and 7-9PM. A Memorial Mass celebrating Jane’s life and faith will be held at St. Margaret’s Church, Pearl River, NY on Wednesday, September 19 at 10AM followed by interment at Westwood Cemetery.


  • Memorial Visitation Monday, September 17, 2018
  • Memorial Visitation Tuesday, September 18, 2018
  • Memorial Mass Wednesday, September 19, 2018
  • Committal Service Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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Jamie Fuentes

September 17, 2018

Jane was an amazing aunt. She got me my first out of college job and was such an amazing support system during my time there. Even when work got tough she always had a smile on her face.

She gave the best book recommendations. There wasn’t one she suggested that I didn’t like. I’ll savor reading the last list she gave me.

She was full of love and I’m thankful for the many memories from childhood to adulthood that I have with her.

Barbara and Kevin Burns

September 17, 2018

Our condolences to the entire Behringer family.

Susan Thompson

September 17, 2018

I could not have asked for a better sister in law. Jane was one of the kindest, caring, and thoughtful people I have ever known. She always looked for the best in people and was not one to judge. I have so many wonderful memories of her such as sitting on the porch having coffee, watching our kids playing in her drive way, and all attending the Park Ridge Memorial Day Parade. Jane along with Bruce were the guardians of my children when they were young. That was a tremendous commitment and I will never forget it. Jane was so very courageous until the end. I miss her terribly and will never forget her.


Bruce Behringer

September 16, 2018

Jane was my wife, best friend and favorite travel companion. From the time we first met Oct. 9, 1976 we have been side-by-side. Jane was the strongest fighter I have ever seen during her 17-year battle with cancer and she never let it get her down.

I miss her so much...

Dave Dowsett

September 15, 2018

Jane was a great kind, caring friend. I knew her since she was eighteen years old and eventually married my best friend from high school Bruce. She will be sorely missed, but my past memories from her gracious get togethers at her beautiful home will remain at the forefront of my mind.

Dana Kelliher

September 13, 2018

You were a wonderful mom and a best friend. Luckily we have plenty of material for funny “Nan” stories to remember forever!

Shannon Kress

September 13, 2018

I am so blessed to have been able to meet Jane and spend two years with her. She was an amazing person who I loved to share fun stories with out on the porch, and gossiping about what happened on our favorite TLC tv shows. I know she will be with us in spirit wherever we go. I loved her and will miss her so much!


Keith Behringer

September 13, 2018

You were a wonderful Mom and took such good care of everyone your whole life. We will miss you dearly.
Love your son, Keith