Derek Somero, 31, of Jaffrey, NH passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 21, 2022. He was born November 17, 1990, in Peterborough, NH to parents Mark and Paula Somero.
Derek is survived by his mother, Paula Somero, sister Chayce Merenda and stepfather Kevin Ranes along with many more loving family and extended family members.
Derek was an avid gamer, his skills and original mind were apparent in all of his online presence and persona, through all his gaming profiles and created worlds. He was a creative and innovative thinker, always trying to build a better mousetrap and an easier way to make things work for himself and others.
He was a long-time weapons enthusiast, especially firearms. Modifying and detailing them was a favorite pastime. He called himself “a pretty good shot”.
His intractable mind could quote movie lines and song lyrics inside any conversation, that made talking to him incredibly entertaining and delightful! Always quick with an answer, quip, joke, pun, or sarcastic remark Derek was entertaining, charming and captivating to be with.
Derek found animals a huge source of comfort and calm. His time spent working and playing with horses and dogs helped cultivate great strength, joy, and compassion. He much preferred animals to people.
Derek always valued life, especially the lives of others. While living in VT, after working a double shift, he witnessed a car crash and was the first on the scene. The car had burst into flames and Derek rushed over to evacuate the man from the car, saving his life, then calling 911.
Derek was an acute judge of character, sharp and discerning. His loyalty to family and friends was concrete. If you were lucky enough to be loved by Derek you knew his tough exterior was armor for the soft, sensitive, kind heart inside. He liked to say he “dressed like he was a 1980’s movie villain”. He was definitely unique - from his clothing choices to ideas and innovations, his taste in music and hobbies. With Derek, you never knew what to expect!
Derek was a jack of all trades, working many types of jobs but never one that explored his resourcefulness or imaginativeness. So, he made gifts for family and friends. Truly, one-of-a-kind pieces of himself. If you were blessed enough to receive one, treasure it and hold it dearly. Derek was special to know, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
All services will be private.