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Derek T. Wilkins

August 23, 1986 ~ May 2, 2022 (age 35)


Derek T. Wilkins, 35, from Bristol, suddenly passed away on Monday (May 2, 2022) at home from an unexpected heart attack. Derek was born on August 23, 1986 in Bristol. He was a member of the Conard High School, West Hartford, Class of 2004.
Derek, The Famous D ROCK, established himself within the entertainment & management of the bar & restaurant industries. 
D ROCK also enjoyed his days of marketing & promotion for Lime Rock Park & Nine Line Apparel. 
D ROCK loved being the utmost in designer labels and now Derek shall be resting in peace forever with his one and only Coco Chanel. 
Derek is survived by his mother and step-father: Darce (Tedeski) and Richard Sillner of Bristol; his father and step-mother: David Wilkins, Jr. and Julie Wilkins of Colchester; three brothers: Dylan, Zachary, and Ryan Wilkins; step-brother, Ricky Sillner; step-sister: Katie Demello; grandparents: David Wilkins, Sr., and Roberta Wilkins of Huron, OH, and Eric and Helen Zembrzuski; aunts and uncles: Debbie and John Voight, Kari Skidgell, Tim Tedeski, and Brian and Regina Gendreau; and several cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents: Tim and Nancy Tedeski.
 Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Wednesday (May 11, 2022) between 11 am and 1 PM at Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol. Burial will be private. Please visit Derek’s memorial web-site at

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May 11, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Funk Funeral Home
35 Bellevue Ave.
Bristol, CT 06010

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