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Derek S. Maw

Obituary for Derek S. Maw

March 7, 1984 - September 23, 2017
Boston, Massachusetts | Age 33


Derek Steven Maw, 33, of East Boston, died unexpectedly on September 23, 2017. He was born on March 7, 1984 in Stoughton to Steven and Deborah (Lalli) Maw. Derek was raised and educated in Whitman and was a graduate of Whitman-Hanson High School Class of 2002.

He was a finish carpenter by trade and was the owner of Defiant Remodeling and Restoration. Derek was a former member of the Local Carpenters Union and also worked for Component Assembly and Buonasarro Construction for many years. One of his passions was building custom furniture. During his youth he was an avid skateboarder and snowboarder and loved spending time with his dog, Makita. Derek loved playing youth sports, especially football, and was a loyal Boston sports fan. He also enjoyed movies, music, sports cars and playing the guitar.

Along with his parents Steven and Deborah, Derek will be deeply missed by all of his godparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He also leaves behind his girlfriend, Kerri Monsour. Derek had a big heart and a great sense of humor, and enriched the lives of many. He will be remembered by his loved ones for his loyal and compassionate nature.

The family welcomes friends and loved ones to celebrate Derek's life on Thursday September 28, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union Street, Rockland, MA. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday September 29, 2017 at 9:00 AM at Holy Family Church. Burial will follow at Holy Family Cemetery. For more information or to leave a memory on his Tribute page, please visit

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Derek's memory to: Whitman Youth Football, Inc., c/o Wayne Carroll, 32 Meadows Lane, Whitman, MA 02382; or to the Pan-Mass Challenge at

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