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Derrick S. Leto

August 20, 1980 — March 17, 2023



Millbury~Derrick S. Leto, 42, devoted husband, father and Worcester Police Sergeant, passed away Friday, March 17th, 2023. 

After graduating from North High School, Derrick earned his master’s degree from Anna Maria College in Criminal Justice. He proudly served his country as a United States Marine. Sgt. Leto dedicated 18 years of his life to the Worcester Police Department and became the department’s Diversity Officer. Over the last year of his career, he started Worcester’s first Cadet and Explorer programs which has had a profound effect on the youth of the community. He selflessly volunteered his time, whenever he was able, to the Second Baptist Church and the Friendly House.

In Derrick’s free time he enjoyed playing all sports, riding his Harley with the Blue Knight’s, boxing, poker and traveling, especially to the Caribbean, with his family.  Derrick had a very special place in his heart for his dogs, Rocky and Tyson. Above all, he loved his family and cherished every moment he spent with them.

He leaves behind many that love and will miss him terribly including his wife, Nichole (Gallagher) Leto; his children, Mickey and Damon Leto; a sister, Anna Leto of Worcester, his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Donna and John Gallagher of Barre; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his mother, Helen D. Leto in October 2022.

Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Thursday, March 23rd from 4:00PM until 7:00PM at Callahan, Fay & Caswell Life Celebration Home, 61 Myrtle Street, Worcester. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, March 24th at 10AM  in St. Stephen’s Church, 357 Grafton Street, Worcester (go directly to the church). Burial with Military Honors will conclude at Worcester County Memorial Park, 217 Richards Ave., Paxton.

In Lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the family’s memorial fund.  Checks made payable to: Worcester Police Officials IBPO Local 504 c/o Sgt. Derrick Leto Memorial Fund Worcester Police Department Federal Credit Union, 805 West Boylston St., Worcester, MA 01606.





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Service Schedule

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Thursday, March 23, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Callahan Fay Caswell Funeral Home

61 Myrtle St, Worcester, MA 01608

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Friday, March 24, 2023

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