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Constance Jean Testa

January 14, 1936 ~ May 5, 2022 (age 86)

Obituary

Constance Jean Testa of Ridge, NY passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2022 of congestive heart failure at the age of 86 surrounded by the four generations of her family. She is survived by her devoted husband of 61 years Daniel Testa, daughter Cathy Testa and son-in-law Richard Ellis, daughter Michele Testa and son-in-law Gerald Simone, son and daughter-in-law Anthony and Andrea Testa, granddaughters Carolyn and Christina Carasiti and Amy Kitz, grandsons Cliff and Michael Kitz, David Anthony Carasiti, and Daniel, Ryan and Alex Testa, great-granddaughters Gianna, Hailey and Avery Kitz, Ryleigh Virginia Carasiti, and baby Kitz in utero.  Born January 14, 1936 to the late Vincenzo and Michelina (Palmieri) DiCarlo of Brooklyn, NY, she is the beloved sister of Vincent (Yolanda) and John (Patricia) DiCarlo.  She joins her brothers Dominick, James and Michael and sisters Rose Cucci and Anna Puglisi in heaven.  She is the beloved Aunt Connie not only to her 20+ nieces and nephews, to whom she was known as the aunt who brought candy to the family gatherings, but also to her many friends and adoring fans.  Connie met her husband Danny in NYC while they worked together at General Motors.  They married in 1961 and started their family in Brooklyn, NY, then moved to Ridgewood, NJ where Connie made a warm and loving home for her family, which included making custom clothing for herself and her children, handmade Christmas ornaments and fabulous meals.  In 1973, the family moved to Wading River, NY where she and her husband, with the help of her brothers James, Vinny, Michael and John, opened an Italian deli -- Uncle Danny’s Macaroni/Pastosa Ravioli -- where she, Danny and their children worked until their retirement in 1996.  She spent her 26 retirement years traveling, caring for her grandchildren, dining with her siblings, and visiting with friends.  In 2010, she moved into The Glen in Ridge, NY where she appreciated being part of a community of caring friends who look out for one another and enjoy getting together for happy hour and canasta.  Nothing was more important to her than family to whom she generously provided encouragement, guidance and love.  She will be missed dearly.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association

Funeral services will be held, Monday, May 9, 2022 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Alexander Rothwell Funeral Home, 6447 Route 25A, Wading River, NY 11792.  Mass will be held at St. John the Baptist Church, 1488 N. Country Road, Wading River, NY 11792, on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 11:00am.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
May 9, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Alexander-Rothwell Funeral Home
6447 Route 25A
Wading River, NY 11792

Visitation
Monday
May 9, 2022

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Alexander-Rothwell Funeral Home
6447 Route 25A
Wading River, NY 11792

Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday
May 10, 2022

11:00 AM
St John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church (Wading River)

Private Cremation
Tuesday
May 10, 2022

Mount Pleasant Cemetery & Crematory
43 Main Street
Center Moriches, NY 11934

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