MADISON – Derek J. Frost, 42, passed away Oct 19, 2019 at his home in Madison.  He was born Feb 3, 1977 in Skowhegan, the son of D.W. and Tina (Smith) Frost.  On Aug 26, 2000, Derek married Lori Newell Frost with whom he shared his life with until her passing Jan 19, 2017.

Derek Frost

Derek was one-of-a-kind. He was caring, loving, bright and well-read.  Derek would help anyone who needed a hand.  It was not uncommon to hear him laughing and joking with folks whether he knew them or not.

Derek loved music. He learned to play the trumpet when he was young and experimented with other instruments.  He often spoke of the gigs with Uncle Wayne and was so proud of Spencer’s videos.  He so enjoyed sitting on the porch listening to to music whether recorded or Paige, Logan and Howie strumming the guitar.

As a carpenter, Derek was a mentor to many younger guys who later became skilled in the profession. Derek worked and played hard throughout his life.

When Cody and Paige became interested in sports, Derek developed a passion for coaching.  He was extremely proud of the kids and cheered them on throughout their years of playing.

Derek had a love for nature. He enjoyed being out in the woods where not only could he hunt and fish but be absorbed by everything around him. Derek had hunting and fishing stories like most yet he would include so much more into them it felt like you had shared the experience as well.

Derek will be remembered as a strong man who could act in an emergency, his cheerfulness in the face of despair, his gentleness and his enormous capability to love.

He is predeceased by his parents; his wife, Lori Frost; grandmother Barbara Smith and Grampy Richard Stewart whom Derek had the utmost respect.

Derek is survived by his three children, Spencer Shaw of Farmington, Cody Frost of Madison and Paige Frost of Madison; one granddaughter Madeline Shaw of Farmington; three siblings, sister Katy (Kate) Frost of Madison, brothers Anthony Frost and partner Melissa DeViller of Anson, Dominic Frost and partner Amy Bryant of Waterville; grandmother Glenys Stewart of Madison; six uncles Tom Smith and Jeff Pomelow of Solon, Peter Smith and wife Leesha of Arizona, Jim and wife Lynn of Anson, Wayne and wife Laura of New Mexico, Jonathan Newell of Madison and Gary Stewart of Madison;  two nephews Griffin Patchell of Madison and Bryant Frost of Waterville, three neices Ashley and Bethany LaGross of Anson and Ava Frost of Waterville; too many cousins to list but know you were loved the same.

Derek had an extended family, although not blood related but still the true sense of family that will miss him dearly; Anthony, Steve, Richard, Logan, Bill (Ba) and Terri (mum).  The community will miss his presence.

memory to;

Franklin Somerset Federal Credit Union

C/O Melissa DeViller

20 Main St.

Madison, ME 04950


Derek J. Frost