Donald S DeRello

Died: Sat., Nov. 22, 2014


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 28, 2014
Location: Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home Inc.

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Fri., Nov. 28, 2014
Location: Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home Inc.

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Donald Sherwin DeRello Sr, 78 of Poughkeepsie, NY passed away on Saturday November 22, 2014 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center.  Born on November 6, 1936 in Poughkeepsie, NY he was the son to the late Leroy DeRello and Elizabeth Hazel Reid DeRello.  Donald was educated in both the Poughkeepsie and Pawling School Districts.  Donald was employed as a Mental Hygiene Therapy Aide at the Wassaic Developmental Center, retiring in 1997.  He enjoyed bowling, Pool, gardening, fishing, cooking and especially loved his dogs.  Donald loved and cherished his family dearly; and was will to help whenever he was able.  Survivors include his children Douglas Williams-Tucker of North Carolina; Sondrea (Kim) Williams-Cuvilje of North Carolina; Donald S. DeRello Jr of Poughkeepsie; Etheleen DeRello-Patterson(Gerald) of Poughkeepsie; Tara DeRello of Florida, his siblings Wandalea Pearson of Monticello NY; Wyoming(Pearlene) DeRello of Melbane, North Carolina; Galvin (Sandra) DeRello of Virgina Beach, VA;  Mildred Ellis of Monticello, NY; Hyatt DeRello of Tampa, FL; Robin DeRello of Bronx, NY; Donna (Curtis) Silver of MelBane, North Carolina; his aunt Blanche Palmer of Greenville, SC and a host of nieces, nephews, grand-children, great grand-children, cousins and friends.  Donald was predeceased by his siblings Leroy H. DeRello Jr, Leonard DeRello, Douglas DeRello Sr., Elizabeth Mallory, Mary Reese, Pearl Cobbs and Shirley DeRello.  Visitation will be held on Friday November 28, 2014 from 11am to 12pm at the Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home, 39 So. Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. (845)452-1840.  Funeral services to begin at 12:00 Noon with Pastor Dwight Hunt officiating .  Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.  To send online condolences please visit our website at


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D Brown
   Posted Wed November 26, 2014
My sincere condolences to the family of Donald DeRello. In the days ahead may you draw comfort from our Heavenly Father (2Corinthians 1:3,4). He is aware of the pain you are experiencing with the loss of your loved one. He gives us the hope of welcoming our deceased loved ones back with his words at John 5:28,29 and Acts 24:15. What a wonderful prospect for future blessings our Creator hold out to us. I hope his words and the love and support of family and friends will help you through this difficult period.

Andrea Pearson-Vinson
   Posted Wed November 26, 2014
Uncle Donald, you will be missed. You always made me laugh during our many phone conversations and our time together. I will miss teasing you and miss those looks you would give me with your "Derello Eyes"! I hope you have found a beautiful eternal garden! Love you and Sleep in peace.
To my family: I love you all and pray for continued comfort and support. God bless you always!!

Osola Barnwell
   Posted Wed November 26, 2014
Sending my prayers of comfort & strength for the family in this time of grief.
Isaiah 26:4 Trust ye in the Lord for ever; for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength.

Amy Goodman
   Posted Wed November 26, 2014
Sorry for your loss. God got you all and I know that is where your trust lies. Love you.

   Posted Wed November 26, 2014

We rejoice with those that rejoice, and weep with those that weep. Condolences to you and your Family. You are in our Prayers.

Abdullateef and Jaki
   Posted Thu November 27, 2014
Dearest Wyoming and Family,

We are praying that faith and love will continue to sustain you and be a foundation of strength and comfort for you during this season of grief.

Much love and blessings,
Abdullateef and Jaki

Kim Cuvilje
   Posted Thu November 27, 2014
Dear Dad It has been a pleasure knowing you.I know you are all together now, looking down and happy,I can see that beautiful smile on your face. I have come to love you and I am happy that you knew that. Your Son InLaw.

   Posted Fri November 28, 2014
Our prayers and thoughts goes out to you and your family. May God give you comfort in your time of grief. Love your Sisters

Rev. David Powell
   Posted Mon December 01, 2014
Sorry to hear about your loss, may GOD keep you and your family thru these times.

Lisa Monroe
   Posted Mon December 01, 2014
Sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

Nichole Shackelford
   Posted Mon December 01, 2014
To the family,

My deepest condolences to you for your loss, my heart goes out to you during this difficult time, may The Lord assist & guide you through your grief & bereavement for only He can, my daily prayers go out to all the family & all close friends affected.

With Love,
Nichole Shackelford & Family