November 16, 1985 - April 16, 2016
Derek Steven Dignan died unexpectedly April 16, 2016 after a long battle with addiction and was called home to God. Derek was the loving son of Steven and Sherry Dignan, brother of Nicholas and Nathan and Noelle, grandson to Richard and Vel Bleau and Donal and Helen Dignan; nephew of Rick and Ronda Bleau, Brian and Rene' Snook, Colleen and Dana Marek, Don and Susan Dignan, Elaine and Jim Ferguson, Chuck and Sheila Dignan, Claire and John McGarry, Kerry and Kurt Duprez, 33 cousins. Derek was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, moved to Nashua, NH and then lived in Hudson, New Hampshire. Derek was a graduate of Alvirne High School and was the first ever captain of the 1st Alvirne High School Hockey Team, attended Plymouth State University, NH. During his youth, Derek was passionate about playing hockey and football and created life long friendships. He had a tremendous support system of family and friends. Derek was recently living in a Sober House where he made great strides in his battle and reestablished his love and trust in God, it was the closest to God Derek has ever been and he was proud to say it. We believe in our hearts that this was the time God chose to call him home to end his struggles and be at peace forever. Everyone that encountered Derek was blessed by his kind, caring and gentle heart. Derek had hoped to help others and wanted to open a Sober House in his future. He will forever be remembered as our gift from God who was taken too soon. Visiting Hours will be held on Thursday April 21st from 5-8pm at the DUMONT-SULLIVAN FUNERAL HOME, 50 FERRY ST., HUDSON, NH with a funeral mass being celebrated at St. John XXIII Parish at St. John the Evangelist Church, 27 Library St., Hudson the following morning beginning at 10am. All To Meet At Church. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to The Derek Dignan Scholarship Fund, 8 Appleton Rd., Windham, New Hampshire 03087.
Derek Steven Dignan died unexpectedly April 16, 2016 after a long battle with addiction and was called home to God. Derek was the loving son of Steven and Sherry Dignan, brother of Nicholas and Nathan and Noelle, grandson to Richard and... View Obituary & Service Information
Obituary & Service
Derek Steven Dignan died unexpectedly April 16, 2016 after  a...View More
Photos & Videos
Share and view memories of Derek...View Photos & Videos
Add family, history, photos and more...Visit The Family Tree