Date of Death: February 26, 2022

Balasaraswathy Vivekanandan, 75, passed away peacefully on 02/26/2022 at Morristown Medical Center in New Jersey from a long term battle with Parkinson’s Disease. She was the wife of Nadarajah Vivekanandan. They shared 46 years of marriage together.

Born in Jaffna, Sri Lanka she was the only daughter of the late Poovalingam Sivakasturi and Saraswathy Seenior Sivakasturi.

Amidst the civil unrest in Sri Lanka, Balasaraswathy and her husband took their 3 children and started a new life in the United States. She was the backbone of the family and enjoyed being a house wife, stay at home mother and a grandmother. Aside from being the best wife, mother and a grandmother, Balasaraswathy was famously known for her cooking! Everyone loved the food she made and she loved making it. You would always find her in the kitchen. Balasaraswathy was also know for her sweet calming demeanor. Everyone that has crossed paths with Balasaraswathy can attest to that.

Balasaraswathy is survived by her husband, her 3 children, their spouses, and 8 beautiful grandchildren. Her oldest son, Prathepan and wife Suganthi with their children, Ashton, Racheal and Daphne. Her second son Balakumaran and wife Priya with their children, Aarya, Maya and Shreya. Lastly, her daughter, Damayanthy and her husband Ryan and their children Lucas and Luna. She is also survived by her 3 brothers, Jeyarasa Selvalingam, Paramanandan, and Arulnesan Sivakasturi and their wives and children. Balasaraswathy was predeceased by her parents and her brother Selvanayagam Sivakasturi.

There will be a Hindu funeral service for family and friends to attend on Saturday March 5th, 2022 from 9:30 to 11:30 am at Franklin Memorial Park located at 1800 Route 27 in North Brunswick, New Jersey.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

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