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MADISON - Cassandra Marie Derby, 23, became our Heavenly Angel on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, following a car-pedestrian motor vehicle accident in the Town of Colchester.
Cassandra was born on Sept. 2, 1994, the daughter of Michelle LaMunion Bishop Derby and William J. Derby Jr.
She grew up in a home of love and was dubbed the nickname, Sissy.
She was a 2013 graduate of Madison High School. Sissy embraced school and was a great student and loved her life-long high school friends. She had been a varsity cheerleader and was active in other school activities. Her whole life, putting others before herself, and was always there to care for the "underdog." Moreover, you knew when she was in your presence, with her contagious smile and uplifting personality.
She lived in Roscoe and worked in the dairy industry for Saputo Inc., located in Delhi. Sissy might have lived a distance away, but her heart was always in Madison, deeply rooted in her brothers, fathers, and grandparents. Sissy's passing leaves much sadness, especially for her mother, Michelle, as the two, had a deep and loving relationship.
Sissy leaves behind her family who she dearly loved. She is survived by her mother, Michelle and stepfather, Bob G. Bishop Jr. of Madison; father, William J. Derby Jr. of Frankfort; brothers, Dustin W. Derby and Owyn N. Bishop, both of Madison; paternal grandparents, Lester E. and Dorothy LaMunion of Madison; paternal grandmother, Georgianna M. Anderson of Schuyler; her boyfriend, Seth Darbee of Roscoe; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Sissy also leaves numerous life-long friends, who were always dear to her heart.
Family and friends are invited to to call from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Paul Funeral Home of Madison. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Mark Thall, Pastor of the Brookfield First Baptist Church, officiating. Following the funeral service, all are invited to a "Celebration of Cassandra's Life" at the Kelley-Phillips American Legion Post in Oriskany Falls. Interment will be in Stockbridge Cemetery at a later date.
Condolences and memories may be shared at paulfuneralhome.net.
Published on January 24, 2018
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