Obituary of DeAndrea Jose King
DeAndrea J. King, 41, of New Fairfield, died on Saturday, April 22nd in Hartford. He was born in New York, NY on January 21, 1982, beloved son of Margaret (Rivera) Carney and her husband, Paul, and the late DeAndrea King.
Andre was a Veteran of the United States Air Force, proudly serving as a weatherman during peacetime. After leaving the military, he performed several different jobs, including inventory management for a number of different warehouses, working for the Pro Desk at the Home Depot, performing elevator repairs as part of IEUC Local 1 in New York City, and most recently, as a member of a contracted dredging team in Connecticut.
Andre was an avid PC gamer and builder, quick to piece together a new computer from whatever parts were available. He was also a fan of movies, especially martial arts films, over the years acquiring a collection full of titles both mainstream and obscure. His biggest hobby, however, was playing Dungeons and Dragons with his family, never missing a session, his voice one full of reason and support for the rest of the group as they tackled the problems they faced.
A loving son, devoted father, and steadfast friend, Andre was never one to deny his aid to anyone who asked for help. No matter what the circumstance, he could be counted on to give of whatever he had available to benefit those in need, with no expectation that the favors should ever be returned. For himself, he never sought the aid of others unless absolutely necessary, choosing instead to find his own path through the issue.
His strength, love, and kindness were always cherished by those who knew him. He will be sorely missed.
In addition to his mother and stepfather, Margaret and Paul, he will be missed by his three children Aaliyah, Joshua and Maya; and his five sisters, Natache, Nadia, Shannon, Megan, and Isabel.
Funeral Services will be held at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White Street, Danbury, on Saturday, April 29th at 11:00am. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on the evening of Friday April 28th, between 5:00 - 7:00pm.
Memorial Contributions in his memory may be made to Christ the King Lutheran Church in Newtown, Ct.
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