Andre Prem Persaud died unexpectedly on January 15, 2016 at the age of 39. Andre was born on June 17, 1976 in Georgetown, Guyana to parents Durga Krishna Persaud and Susan Elizabeth Russell-Persaud. Andre migrated to the U.S. at the tender age of 11 years where the family settled in Hillside, NJ. Andre attended Hillside High School and graduated in 1995. After graduating he worked for several companies, then settled at RGIS Corporation where he worked for more than 19 years in varying roles including holding several supervisory/managerial positions until his untimely passing.
Andre possessed an undeniable passion for cooking and was the deemed “The Chef” of the family. On any given Saturday or Sunday you could find him cooking in his mother’s kitchen for family and friends drinking a seasonal beer, stepping outside to smoke a cigar and bouncing to Indian/Soca/Reggae/Bachata music while creating amazing dishes for all to enjoy. Dre’s philosophy was to always have more food/drinks than people which he said was wise words passed on from his grandparents (Kampta & Lochanie Persaud)… His desire to make you feel at home and comfortable was overwhelming. There was never a dull moment when he was around. His presence, uncanny humor and love for life will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of three years, Michelle Persaud; Son, Andre Michael Balram Persaud aka little Dre; Daughter, Emily Persaud; Step-son, Sean Riley; Step-daughter, Jasmine Riley; Step-grandson, Yadiah Riley; Father, Durga Krishna Persaud; Mother, Susan Elizabeth Russell-Persaud; Grandmother, Eulalie Hearn-Russell; Brothers, Robin P. Persaud and Christian Russell; Sisters, Keeran V. Persaud and Andrea Knight; Nephews, Juwaan Llanos, Josiah Krishna Hardee, and Junior Montero; Nieces, Nylah Llanos, Rebekah Persaud, and Priscilla Montero; In-laws, Carlton Hardee and Melissa Persaud; Aunts: Chitra, Uma, Devi, Dolly, Mona, Marlyn, Daphne, and Peggy; Uncles: Ramesh, Naresh, Suresh, Malcolm, Brian, and Terry; and many more loving cousins, family members and friends.
You deserve eternal rest,
You cared so much for one and all,
To have you we were blessed,
Signed Lovingly The Family