Obituary: Derek Rigano


Derek A. Rigano born Feb. 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 to 11 a.m., at Coxe and Graziano Funeral Home, 134 Hamilton Ave. 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. Memorial donations in Derek’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice or to NAMI, the National Alliance of Mental Illness, nami.org

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