Derek A. Rigano
1991 - 2019
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Derek A. Rigano
Feb 15, 1991-Jun 7, 2019Derek A. Rigano born February 15, 1991, died on June 7, 2019. He was 28. He will be greatly missed by his parents Frank and Sue, his brothers, Cliff, Craig and especially Michael, his younger brother and confidant. In Canada he is mourned by his grandmother, Margaret Holman, uncles Nicholas Holman, Aunt Judith Holman (husband Peter) and cousin Riley Holman-Galinger. Derek was predeceased by his grandfather, Dr. Derek Holman who died on May 20, eighteen days earlier. Derek was born at Greenwich Hospital. He attended North Street Elementary School, Central Middle School and Greenwich High School. He has a network of friends across the country who will mourn with us. Derek's empathy, sense of humor and loyalty to family and friends will warm our hearts forever. Please join us on Friday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Coxe and Graziano Funeral Home, 134 Hamilton Ave., Greenwich to celebrate Derek's life and remember the many ways in which he touched our hearts and impacted our lives. Committal will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. For more information or to place an online condolence, www.coxeandgraziano.com or www.stamfordadvocate.com. Memorial donations in Derek's memory may be made to the charity of your choice or to NAMI, the National Alliance of Mental Illness, www.nami.org



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Published in Greenwich Time & Stamford Advocate on Jun. 11, 2019.
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July 26, 2019
I am in mémory of Derek. Our Prayers with Derek and Your Family.
Alex Mariño and Family.
Alex Mariño
June 16, 2019
So sorry for your loss may the God of comfort be with you and he will bring you much peace.

2 Thessalonians 2:16,17
June 14, 2019
Dear Mikey and Family, We are so sorry to hear about your loss. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief and help you all find comfort in knowing there's a new young angel in heaven.
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June 14, 2019
Dear Sue and family, May God stay close to Derek as he watches over you from heaven. I hope you find comfort and peace in the beautiful memories with your son. he will always be in your heart. Sending hugs and prayers, Lee Anne Fernandez
June 13, 2019
Sue, Mikey, and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in the days ahead. May you find comfort in each other and happy memories.
Danette Melchionne
June 13, 2019
Rest in peace, young man.
MaryAnn Cianciulli
June 13, 2019
Dear Sue & Family,

Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. This is tremendous and may God give you the strength to carry on. Keep your son, Derek in your heart and think of the memories you shared. Gone too soon.
MaryAnn Cianciulli
June 12, 2019
Dear Sue and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories warm your heart and comfort you during this difficult time and in the days ahead.
Candace Burke
June 11, 2019
Remembering my nephew Derek, deeply loved and already much missed. When I think of him, I remember his smile, his enthusiasm, the wacky sense of humour, his moments of kindness, that lively energy and his spirit. I remember the beautiful little boy with the sunny disposition, and a decade later, the teenager making us laugh during crazy eights tournaments. Then years later again, the young man who could still surpise me with his thoughtfulness and generosity. I can still hear his sign-off from phone calls: Bye, Auntie J. I love you.

It's a heartbreak to say good-bye to him. My thoughts are with my sister Sue, Frank, Michael, Cliff, Craig and all the family and friends who loved him.
Judith Holman
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