Obituary of Hermina "Rita" Persaud
Hermina (Rita) Persaud, 73, of East Brunswick, NJ, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, November 1st, 2019. She is survived by her beloved husband of 54 years Roy Kawall Persaud; her daughter Maria LaSala & husband Tommy; her son Mark Persaud & wife Audrey; grandchildren, Dana, Jessica, John, and Maxwell; nieces, nephews, cousins, and many other family and friends whom were blessed to know her. She is pre-deceased by her father Sydney Chase, mother Aileen DeFreitas, and sister Noreen DeFreitas.
Rita was born on September 14, 1946 in Berbice, Guyana. Rita met her husband Roy as a teenager and the couple married in 1965. They moved to the United States and settled into their home in East Brunswick in the late 1970’s, where they raised their two children; Maria and Mark. Over the years, she opened up her home and heart to many who needed her and will always be remembered fondly for it. Rita enjoyed the simple pleasures of spending her time with friends and family, especially her children and grandchildren who were her pride and joy.
Rita was a dedicated and hard worker. She worked at Summerhill Nursing Home for over 30 years where she was loved and admired by many. As a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Rita held an unwavering faith in God, which she shared with those who surrounded her. Rita touched the lives of so many people with her infectious personality, sense of humor, unconditional love, and generosity. All who knew her appreciated her vibrant spirit, positivity, and strength . Even in her final days, she continued to say she was “beautiful and blessed”. Rita always brightened the lives of others and she will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her.
Visitation will be held Friday November 8, 2019, from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Rezem Funeral Home, 457 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick.
A funeral mass will be held Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 10 am at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Old Bridge, followed by burial at Chestnut Hill Cemetery in East Brunswick.To send flowers to the family of Hermina "Rita" Persaud, please visit Tribute Store