SOUTHBURY - Marguerite Therese Testa, affectionally known as “Peggi," passed away on April 16, 2019. She was the beloved wife of Domenic "Tom" Testa, devoted mother to Philip and Joseph, and loving grandmother to Victoria and Olivia.
Born in Yonkers, New York on November 13, 1926, the daughter to the late Joseph and Rose (D'Elia) Caputo and sister to the late Leonard and Ralph Caputo, she attended public schools in Yonkers. She studied at the State Teachers College at SUNY New Paltz where she received a degree in childhood education and The College of New Rochelle where she received her master's degree in science education. Peggi taught for 36 years first at the Henry Barnard School in New Rochelle and later at public schools in Yonkers.
Peggi and her husband Tom retired to Heritage Village in 1991 and were active members in the community. Peggi was a founding member of the Italian Renaissance Club, Vice President of New Villagers Club, and member of the Genealogy Club, Brush and Pencil Club, Quilt Club and River Garden Club. Peggi loved music and enjoyed playing the piano, writing songs, creating beautiful poetry and was a voracious reader and award-winning artist.
Peggi is survived by her husband Tom Testa, son Philip Testa and his wife Kim, granddaughters Victoria and Olivia Testa, nephew Christopher Caputo and his wife Judith, and nephew Ralph Caputo. Predeceased by her son Joseph Testa, nephew Thomas Caputo, brother Ralph Caputo and his wife Josephine, and brother Leonard Caputo and his wife Adeline.
The family will receive visitors on Saturday, April 27th from 9:00 a.m to 10:45 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 910 Main Street South, Southbury, Connecticut. A funeral mass will be held immediately following at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 27th at Sacred Heart Church, 910 Main Street South, Southbury, Connecticut. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The Carpino Funeral Home of Southbury has been entrusted with the arrangements. For directions or to leave a message of remembrance, please visit www.CarpinoCares.com.
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