William Derham

William F. "Billy" Derham

Thursday, July 29th, 1943 - Saturday, May 9th, 2020
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KENNEBUNK William “Billy” F. Derham, 76, of Kennebunk, died Saturday, May 9, 2020 at the Kennebunk Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a period of failing health.

Billy was born July 29, 1943 in Biddeford, the son of John William and A. Frances Seavey Derham, and is a graduate of Kennebunk High School, class of 1961. He then went on to attend Portland Museum of Art School for four years, which was a passion he held throughout his life.

He is a veteran of the US Navy, serving active duty in 1967 – 68 as a Bosun’ mate.

Billy was employed as a housepainter in the area for many years, and enjoyed oil painting, hunting and fishing in his free time.

Survivors include his son Todd Derham and his wife Katie of Kennebunk, two daughters Kelly Reuillard and her fiancé’ Glenn Deslauriers of Springvale, and Sarah Frances Derham of Los Angeles CA, five grandchildren and two great grandsons.

Private visiting hours will be held Friday. Friends that wish to attend are asked to message the family to arrange a time. A private graveside service will be held Saturday in Pinegrove Cemetery.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, May 15th, 2020 |
    Friday, May 15th, 2020
    Friends wishing to attend Billy's visitation on Friday are asked to message the family to arrange a specific time directly with them. Visitation attendence will be limited at one time to meet personal distancing requirements.
  • Service

    Pine Grove Cemetery
    163 Alfred Road
    KENNEBUNK, ME 04043
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    A private graveside service will be held in Pinegrove Cemetery, Kennebunk.
    Rev. Carolyn Lambert
  • Interment

    Pine Grove Cemetery
    163 Alfred Road
    KENNEBUNK, ME 04043
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


Donations are being accepted for: St. Joseph's Indian School.


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Wendy Lank

Posted at 10:06am
Todd, we are so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great man and so much fun. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mark and Wendy Lank

Mark Williamson

Posted at 09:35am
So very sorry for your loss.

Nancy Meehan

Posted at 08:49pm
I love all the pictures of Billy So happy you guys had that Birthday party for him it really meant the world to him!! I cut Billy’s hair for 20 plus years and we had many conversations about all kinds of things we had so many good laughs Billy was one of kind that’s for sure!! He was a great guy I will miss him a lot. I always teased him that he didn’t go out much because he didn’t want to get his truck dirty!! He was a very talented guy when it came to art that’s for sure he showed me many of his drawings and paintings they were amazing
I hope he’s with Marcus having a rum and coke
RIP Bill
Sending my deepest condolences to all of his family
Nancy Meehan

Kathleen Dow Posted at 11:49pm


Kathleen Dow

Posted at 08:43pm
Love you Big Bill!!! So honored to have been able to get to know you, even if it was for a short time. Thank you for teaching me to shoot, and letting me trim your beard just the way you liked it, and cutting your hair... I'll miss you terribly... God Speed... ❤❤❤

Sheila Lecander

Posted at 07:23pm
Todd, Kelly and Sarah, I am so sorry for the sadness the death of a loved one brings. I hope that you all find peace and healing in the days to come. He was a believer, and I know that he is in heaven with Nana, Grampa, and your Aunt Joan where the hunting and fishing grounds are be beyond belief and beauty is all around for him to draw or paint. I love you all.
Sheila, Jeff, Chelsea, and Kaelyn

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