Diana D. (Derrig) Behn, 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by the comfort of her loving family. She was the daughter of the late John Derrig and Dorothy (Martin) McIlwaine.

Diana was born on May 5, 1943 in New Brunswick, NJ. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Fall River and attended Salve Regina University. She was a homemaker as well as a small business owner of the Henry Studio in Holliston. She married her late husband Barry Nelson Behn on June 1, 1963 at the Unitarian- Universalist Church in Fairhaven. She was a Foxboro resident for 50 years and enjoyed spending winters in Venice, FL, with her late husband and enjoyed their many friends there.

Diana was a long-time member of the Foxboro Jaycees and was a chairwoman for both the Miss Foxborough and Miss America Pageants. She was very active in her children’s school activities and sporting events. She was an avid traveler, reader, bowler and played bridge competitively. She also enjoyed music and theater. She most enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Devoted mother of Eric Behn and his wife Elise of NJ, Sarah Behn of Foxboro and the late Adam Behn. Loving grandmother of Jack, Joe, Ted and Grace McGahan and Barry Nelson Behn II. Sister of Deborah Maguire and her husband Liam of Falmouth and the late Jack Derrig and Paula Derrig. Sister-in-law of Dante and Jude Balestracci of Mashpee and Richard and Karen Leblanc of New Bedford. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend calling hours on Sunday, Feb. 16, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Roberts and Sons Funeral Home, 30 South St., Foxboro. A funeral service will be held on Monday, at 10 a.m., at the Unitarian-Universalist Church, 6 Bird St., Foxboro. Interment to follow at Rock Hill Cemetery.

For additional information, please contact 508-543-5471.

To send an online condolence, please visit the funeral home website at www.robertsandsonsfuneralhome.com.

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