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Mr. Walter R. "Red" Derby

Mr. Walter R. "Red" Derby
  • September 2, 1932 - October 13, 2016
  • Stoneham, Massachusetts

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“Louie,Lynne,and families,We are so sorry to hear to hear about your dad. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you ”
1 of 18 | Posted by: Paul & Sandra Hafey - BILLERICA, MA

“Lou and family,We are so sorry for your loss. Out thoughts and prayers are with you.Scott and Marianne ”
2 of 18 | Posted by: Scott MCKENZIE - Rocky Hill, CT

“So sorry for you loss of dad i knew of him as uncle red always it was such a honor to share my life and my younger years with him he will always be...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Rhonda Smiddy - Revere, MA

“Lynn, Louie& all your family, we are so saddened at the loss of your great dad. Fond memories of his love of sports, sitting in your comfortable back...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Lisa,Michael Hanlon,Peter, Max & Alex DeGrandis - MA

“To Lynn & Bob , Louie & Maria and all of the grandchildren, Please know we are all heartbroken over the passing of Uncle Red, Hope you find comfort...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Maureen Damigella - Revere, MA

“Dear Lynn, Louie & Family so sorry for your loss. Walter was a wonderful man.May knowing you're in the hearts and thoughts of others help you and...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: June Parziale - Lynn, MA - Friend

“So sad to learn of Walters passing. i had just spoke top him in the lobby of bld 144 8-9 days ago . always with smile and a lend a hand. We spoke...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Matthew Cail - Stoneham, MA

“My thoughts and prayers are with your family as you go thru this heartbreak. Thinking of you Lynn love Cathy ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: Cathy Clancy - Weymouth, MA

“We will always remember you. And of course we will miss your presence in church. Walter love being present at Daily Mass Sunday morning, with a...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Marilyn&Frank Castaldo - Stoneham, MA

“Walter was a juvenile Detective in Dist 6 Southie,You couldn't find a better POlice officer who "helped" JUVENILES rather than arrest them.I also...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Bob Daly - NORWOOD, MA

“Papa,Thank you for everything you have done for us and the amazing memories you left. You will truly be missed. I hope you are in a better place with...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Richie Derby - Manchester, NH

“A true gentleman, may You Rest In Peace. ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: Jim Fong - Boston, MA - Coworker

“To the Family of Red,My deepest sympathy on the passing of Red.My heart goes out to you during this difficult loss.No words can help ease the pain...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Lynde D'Amore (McCarthy) - MA

“Lou and Lynn, So sorry for the loss of your Dad. Remember the wonderful memories you have of him and of his service as a Boston Police Officer. ...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Sandra McNeely-Kelly - MA

“Lynn, Bob, & Bobby, We are very sad to hear about the passing of Mr. Derby. We remember him at the hockey rink and our deepest sympathy goes out...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Carla & Dave DeSimone & Family - MA

“Dear Louie so very sad to hear of the passing of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and you family. God Bless My Friend. ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: Nancy OBrien - Saugus, MA

“Papa, Thank you for everything you have done for us and the memories you left us. You will be missed. I hope your are in a better place. Thank you so...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Your grandsons Derby - Manchester, NH


18 of 18 | Posted by: A Friend - East Boston, MA


Walter R. "Red" Derby of Stoneham, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Winchester Hospital. He was 84 years of age.

Red was the husband of the late Elisa "Lisa" Derby. He was the father of Lou Derby and his wife Maria and Lynn Derby Collins and her husband Bob. The papa of Chris Derby and his wife Mariah, Louie Derby Jr. and his wife Amanda, Richie Derby and Bobby Collins, Red was the brother of Ray Derby and the late Dave Derby and Arthur Derby. He was the son of the late Ethel (Greer) Derby.

Red was a retired Boston Police Officer, serving from 1964-1990.

A Funeral Mass Celebrating Red's Eternal Life will be held in St. Patrick Church, 71 Central St. Stoneham, Friday, October 21st at 10am. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with the Family prior to the Mass, beginning at 8am in the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (RT 28) STONEHAM. Parking attendants and elevator are available. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Please honor Red by making donations in his memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

For more information, www.facebook.com/BarileFamilyFuneralHome.