– Paul G. Persico, 48, died suddenly Monday, June 3, 2013 at his
residence. Paul was a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America
in Hyde Park. At the time of his death he was the executive chef at
the Charlton Tavern, in Charlton, NY for the past 3 ˝ years and had
worked for several fine dining establishments in the local area and
throughout the country.
Paul commanded smiles and joy with his easy wit and loving manner.
He had a passion for fly fishing and was a member of the fly
fisherman team Ammala. His other passion was skiing, whenever
possible. Paul had a special love for animals, especially his
canine companion, Jessie.
Survivors include his mother, Mary Jane Persico; siblings, Daniel
Persico, Jr. (Brian), Peter Persico (Joanna), Catherine Brown
(Jamie); partner, Christine Harrington; sister-in-law, Jacqueline
Rivette; nephew, numerous nieces, and a large extended family.
Paul was predeceased by his father Daniel M. Persico, Sr. and his
brother Thomas J. Persico.
Funeral services will be held 10 AM Friday, June 7th at St.
Patrick’s Church, Ravena. Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral
Home, Ravena on Thursday from 4 to 7 PM. Contributions in memory of
Paul may be made to the following organization which supports
at-risk children and families who experience mental health
challenges, Northern Rivers Family Services, PO Box 8899, Albany, NY