Derek J. Marsden

July 10, 2016

Derek J. Marsden

DEREK J. MARSDEN- of Woburn, unexpectedly July 10th, twenty nine years of age. Cherished son of Barbara M. (Lux) Marsden and Robert F. Marsden, his wife Linda, all of Woburn. Loving brother of Katelyn C., Max H, and Jacob W. Marsden, all of Woburn. Dear nephew of Marcia Lux Martin of Gloucester, Nancy Lux of Woburn, Jay Lux, Cheryl Dunklee Marsden of NH, Henry Marsden of North Reading, and Donald Marsden of Wakefield. Special cousin to Andrea Chute and Kristen Belsito. Derek is also survived by many loving cousins and dear friends. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, July 18th at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Family and friends are cordially invited to calling hours at the Funeral Home, Sunday, July 17th, from 2-6 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Derek’s memory to the charity of one’s choice.

OBITUARY:

Derek J. Marsden, beloved son of Barbara M. (Lux) Marsden and Robert F. Marsden and his wife Linda all of Woburn passed away unexpectedly at his home, Sunday afternoon, July tenth. Derek was just twenty nine years of age.

Born in Winchester, Derek lived most of his life in the South End of Woburn. Raised and educated here, he was a graduate of Woburn High School along with the Class of 2005.

Following high school Derek became involved in the Hospitality Services. He served as a waiter and bar tender in Woburn and surrounding communities. Derek had a wonderful personality and was always eager to talk and learn from others. Of late he had also been working at the Farm Stand at Mahoney’s, where he was involved in getting things set up, organized and the sale of it all and he absolutely loved it.

During the summer time the family would head off to Strafford, CT at the lake there. They shared many, many, happy and memorable times there throughout the years. Often Derek and his sister, with whom he shared a wonderful relationship with would take some fun and adventurous trips with their Dad. From white water rafting down the Sacco River, camping in NH and VT and sharing a lot of interest in old cars, which Derek really enjoyed! He really had a great amount of knowledge of music and the many different genres.

A beautiful smile, very caring, kind and always watching out for the “underdog” Derek shared his life with his family and friends to the fullest. A pat on the back, smile, tease of some sort to get a rise, Derek brought joy and love to all the hearts he held close throughout his life.

Derek is lovingly survived by his Mom, Barbara M. (Lux) Marsden, Dad, Robert F. Marsden, and his wife Linda, all of Woburn. Loving brother of Katelyn C., Max H, and Jacob W. Marsden, all of Woburn. Dear nephew of Marcia Lux Martin of Gloucester, Nancy Lux of Woburn, Jay Lux, Cheryl Dunklee Marsden of NH, Henry Marsden of North Reading, and Donald Marsden of Wakefield. Special cousin to Andrea Chute and Kristen Belsito. Derek is also survived by many loving cousins and dear friends. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, July 18th at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Family and friends are cordially invited to calling hours at the Funeral Home, Sunday, July 17th, from 2-6 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Derek’s memory to the charity of one’s choice.

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  1. I was so saddened to learn yesterday of Derek’s passing. He had been a coworker and a kindhearted generous gentle giant I felt. He held such goodness and seemed to extend it to all around. He made me feel welcome and at home. I had also been Jacob’s teacher in the schools on and off since he was in Kindergarten. I thought what a sweet little being and then to learn that Derek was his big brother felt like two bright lights in one family.
    I am so sorry to the family and all friends for your loss. My heart aches and I have known him just briefly. He was a special soul that could make that connection so naturally.
    I wish you all peace, solace, and all the love you need as you walk through this loss.
    Teryl Smith

  2. You ask me if there’ll come a time
    When I grow tired of you
    Never my love
    Never my love
    You wonder if this heart of mine
    Will lose its desire for you
    Never my love
    Never my love.

    You are my heart & soul. Words can’t express the heartache I feel with my soulmate gone. I’ll always be yours. I love you.

  3. Dear,Bob,Barbie,Katie,I was deeply saddened by the news of Derek,He was a great person with a great mom and dad and sister. You are all in my prayers everyday. I love you all very much. Always! Tom

  4. My deepest sympathies go out to the family!
    I am a coworker from Mahoney’s.
    Rip Derek you will be missed!! 🙏

  5. I had the pleasure to work with Derek at Mahoney’s over the last 5 months. After only working with him one day, I knew that he had a true heart of gold. I will miss his infectious laugh, beautiful smile, and even when he was busy with setting up as a Manager the farm stand, he always had time to listen with a compassionate ear, and funny story. Rest in peace sweet Derek, I know that you will be missed every day…Godspeed

    Jeanne “C”

  6. I knew Derek for many years, worked with him at a Spuds and pearl street…we even hung out for a weekend, went to the beach, made spring rolls. He was like a little brother to me. I’m going to miss his laugh, his smile, and his funny comments….he was taken waayy too soon. He’ll always hold a special place in my heart.
    Love you to the MOON Derek.
    I’ll miss you lots

    Love, your friend forever, Dawn

  7. I knew Derek from working at Trader Joe’s with him four or so years ago. He’d make me laugh so hard at nights, which I hated working. We’d laugh about how much easier it was to make money waiting tables but how the grocery store wasn’t as dehumanizing. He was a really hard worker and did what he had to do, I like to think his sense of humor carried him through some rough times and I hope to take that with me.

  8. Derek had such a sweet soul. I always cared about him and how he was doing. I ran into him while I was at the Brickyard and a few sentences later I was in stitches laughing. He will be so missed by so many people. Rest in peace Derek

  9. We knew Derek from Mahoney’s farm stand. We would bring our Boston terrier Diva with us and Derek would always love to see her. He was funny and helpful and we felt as though we knew him telling our stories and sharing plans for the holidays. We would talk about dogs and our families. He had such a terrific sense of humor and such an amazing laugh! Our deepest sympathy to Derek’s family and friends. He will be greatly missed and he really did touch other people’s lives in such a positive way. You are in our thoughts and prayers – Susanne & Dan Albertelli

  10. R.I.P. My Friend Derek, 29 Dam….. My Prayers Sent To Derek’s FAMILY & FRIENDS….. Bobby Burgess.

  11. So sorry to hear the news about your death Derek. Here is a poem that I love, and makes me think of you.

    I see a light
    Hope.
    I feel a breeze
    Strength.
    I hear a song
    Relief.
    Let them through
    For
    They are the welcome
    Ones

    A verse by Ivan Rogers.

    Ellen Blackourn Downey of Westford.

  12. Amanda Prifti

    I am sorry for your lose! Derek was a close and loyal friend to me. I lived off pine street, Montvale Road in Woburn. Derek would beep his loud horn of his huge hippy mobile and tell me its time to go to school and I would try like hell to avoid class but he would make sure we got there. He would drive me crazy with his music(mamas and papas). 🙂 Now I will listen to them and cherish the moments we had together. Over the years we lost connect and then would see each other and sparks flew! I loved him so much he had such a huge heart and would do anything for somebody who needed help or advice. I am sorry and lost without Derek. He was the person I could lean on. I miss him so much already! Much love and peace!
    I will never forget the way he loved people and his awesome awesome laugh! 🙂

  13. BOBBY, BARBIE, AND KATIE IM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. DERECK’S IM MY PRAYS,LOVE TO YA ALL…..
    CHRIS PORTER

  14. Cant believe you’re gone! I haven’t seen you in so long… 🙁 wish we could’ve hung out at least one more time. Rest peacefully. <3

    - Riannon

  15. I haven’t seen or spoken to Derek in many years but he left a special imprint in my heart. I remember growing up with him hanging out at the mall and meeting with friends laughing all the time (Oh and that laugh he had was contagious). My condolences to his family and friends.

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