William J. Derrigo

February 8, 2017 
DEXTER, NY  —  William Joseph Derrigo, 41, of Stone Road, Dexter, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Feb. 7, in Johnson City, NY.

The prayer service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown. Calling hours are noon to 3 p.m. Sunday prior to the service. A gathering will follow the service at the VFW on Bellew Avenue, Watertown.

Bill was born in Rochester, NY, July 27, 1975, a son to Dorothy LaFave Derrigo and Michael Derrigo. He graduated from General Brown High school in 1993. He furthered his education at Barons Institute in Windsor, CT.

Bill was a welder and pipe fitter, working for Hyde-Stone, Lawman’s Construction and was currently working for Wilkens Mechanicals of Syracuse at the time of his passing.

He enjoyed racing go-carts with his son Kyler, attending his sons wrestling matches,ice fishing, snowmobiling, and attending Kyler’s football and lacrosse games.

He is survived by his mother, Dorothy “Dot” Derrigo, Dexter; his father, Michael Derrigo, Cape Vincent; two sons, Gavin, Kyler and their mother, Grace; his twin brother, Steven Derrigo and his companion Kim Baderman, Rodman; two sisters, Sophia (Dan) Putnam, Smithville, and Maria (Brendan) Geiss, Syracuse; nieces and nephews Mariah, Alexis, Adrianna, Izzy, Ryan and Kennedy; aunts, uncles and cousins. 

He was predeceased by his grandparents, Frederick and Mary LaFave, Peter and Carol Derrigo, a cousin, Michael LaFave, and two aunts, Sharon Graban and Joan Bennett.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Juvenile Diabetes Association.

Memorial contributions for the  education fund established for Gavin and Kyler can be made to the Derrigo Kovalik Trust Fund c/o Watertown Savings Bank.

Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.

Condolences may be made at www.reedbenoit.com.

Information provided by Reed & Benoit Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.