Fatal Crash Update: 30-Year-Old From Stratford Remembered As 'Superb Athlete'

A 30-year-old Fairfield County man killed in a crash is being remembered as a superb athlete and devoted father.

Marc "Markey" Desruisseaux
Marc "Markey" Desruisseaux Photo Credit: Morton's Mortuary

Marc "Markey" Desruisseaux,  a graduate of Stratford High School, was killed on Thursday, April 13 at the intersection of Main Street and West Board Street when his motorcycle was hit by a Corvette, according to the Stratford Police.

According to his obituary, Desruisseaux was a superb athlete as some would say “ Super Star."

After high school, he continued to pursue a career as a football player. He went to Milford Academy of New York and then to Snow College in Utah for a year, but he had to come home that was a little too far for his mama, his obituary said.

Desruisseaux came home and played safety for the Housatonic Grizzly from 2012-2013. He played semi-pro with the Connecticut Panthers from 2015-2017. He also was signed by the Carolina Cobras as a wide receiver and he played semi-pro for the New England Bobcats. 

His next chapter in life was as he would say: “Grown Man Chapter." Desruisseaux was an assistant manager at Footlocker for a few years but had bigger dreams of having a 9 to 5 job. He and his brother Craig started their own business “Bucks Lawn & Services” It was a learning experience and then perfected it, his obituary said.

Next was his brother, Max took Desruisseaux under his wing and introduced him to the life of Mack trucks. They took the class together even though Max already knew how to drive. Once he graduated he only worked under someone for a short time before he started his own business “KNM’s Transport."

"He had big plans for his family, he said 2023 was his year," the obituary said.

His obituary said he was an excellent father to all his children and a great leader to those that weren’t his. 

He is survived by his mother Jewelsteine of Stratford; father, Max Desruisseaux, I of Naugatuck; children, Kaedyn, Nova, (mother Angely Rodriquez) Myla and stepson Davion Kline (mother and girlfriend Leslie Dawkins); brother, Max II and nephew Max-Anthony of Houston Texas; brother, Craig (Christine), grandmother Angelina of Canada and a host of aunts, uncles, cousin family, and friends.

Services have been held. 

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