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34 Beaver Rd
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Phone: (860) 563-9999
Fax: 860-721-6850
Vernon Derbabian

Vernon Lee Derbabian

Thursday, April 5th, 1956 - Friday, March 29th, 2019
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Vernon L. Derbabian, 62 of Wethersfield, passed away Friday, March 29, 2019.
He was born in Hartford, son to the late Charles and Alice (Pagdikian) Derbabian. Vernon graduated from Central Connecticut State College and went on to complete his MBA and MPH degrees. He was a certified EMT for the Wethersfield Volunteer Ambulance.
Vernon worked for the State of Connecticut, Department of Informational Technology for his entire career. After retirement, Vernon worked as a School Crossing Guard for the Town of Wethersfield and he enjoyed working at the Shop Rite Hardware in Wethersfield which brought back good memories of when he worked in his dad’s hardware store. Taking “road trips” and stopping along the way to take photographs were among his favorite activities as well as visiting the beach in Old Lyme CT.
Vernon is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Vahan & Gloria Derbabian of Las Vegas, NV and his sister and brother-in-law Virginia & Gene Wasynczuk of Marlborough, CT.
Calling Hours will be held Wednesday, April 3rd from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., with a memorial service at 5:00pm, at Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home, 34 Beaver Rd. Wethersfield. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity in Vernon’s memory. To extend online condolences please visit
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home
    34 Beaver Road
    Wethersfield, CT 06109
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  • Service

    Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 | 5:00pm
    Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 5:00pm
    Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home
    34 Beaver Road
    Wethersfield, CT 06109
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  • Interment

    Cedar Hill Cemetery / Crematory
    453 Fairfield Ave.
    Hartford, CT 06114
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    Private Burial


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Carol Sweedock

Posted at 05:13pm
I worked with Vernon at the State 20 some years ago. We were a group of odd ducks and Vernon fit right in. He was a character who had character. In his spare time he volunteered to help others. He was a gentleman and a scholar. I'm sad he's gone too soon.


Posted at 04:46pm
My sincere condolences. May you find comfort in the loving words at Psalms 94:19

Betty Sarubbi

Posted at 11:35am
My sincere sympathy to Vernon's family. My late husband, Arman Hatsian, and I were customers of their family's hardware store from 1959 when we were married until it closed. With
love, Betty Hatsian Sarubbi

Diane Wallace

Posted at 11:23am
Sending my condolences and prayers to Vern and his family. I enjoyed my many conversations with Vern at DOIT! He was proud of the great work he did at the State, and he worked tirelessly to support his fellow employees. I appreciated Vern’s honesty, his humor, his great attitude and his skill sets, and will be forever grateful I had a chance to rub elbows and work with this good man!

Love, Emily, Olivia, Kristen & Nick

Posted at 08:15am
Auntie Virginia & Uncle Gene - Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are thinking of you during this difficult time.
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