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Louis L. Testani

Ogdensburg- Louis L. Testani, 91, formerly of Hamilton Street died peacefully on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the United Helpers Riverledge Nursing Home surrounded by his loving family.  Mr. Testani was born on March 19, 1928 in Heuvelton, NY to the late Vincenzo (Vincent) J. and Mary Faustinelli Testani. 

Calling Hours will be held on Sunday May, 5, 2019 from 4-7pm at the LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home, located at 324 New York Avenue in Ogdensburg.  A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, May 6, 2019 at the St. Mary’s Cathedral at 11:00am, with Reverand James Shurtleff, officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Foxwood Mausoleum in Ogdensburg.

Louis attended Heuvelton Central School.  He married Alix Brown on September 3, 1960 at the Sacred Heart Church, in Edwards, NY, by the Monsignor Joseph Bailey.  He served in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1950-1952. He retired in 1986 from the Department of Mental Hygiene, after 33 years of dedicated service working for the New York State St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center in Ogdensburg. The couple resided in Ogdensburg, NY and spent their winter months in Florida from 1993-2012. 

Mr. Testani is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alix Testani, two daughters Angela (Testani) Reed and her companion (Dallas Sutton), her children Madelyn, Benjamin, and Dylan Reed, and grandchildren, Sawyer and Rhyan Reed; all of Ogdensburg; a daughter, Dr. Christina Testani Cafiero and husband Dr. Anthony Cafiero, Orlando, Florida. He is also survived by two sons, Anthony and his wife Elizabeth (Seymour) Testani, and their children Grace Testani and her fiancé Chad Montana, and Isaac Testani; a son, Andrew and his wife Elizabeth (Breen) Testani, and their children, Rocco and Mareena Testani ,all from Ogdensburg; a brother in-law, Robert (Diane) Brown, Canada; and several great nieces and nephews and cousins.

He is predeceased by two brothers, Joseph & Dominic Testani, a sister, Lucille (Lucy) Fournier. A grandson, Alexander Lucas Testani.

He was a member of the Ogdensburg Elks Club Lodge #1762, he enjoyed golfing, hunting, and fishing, spending the winter months in Florida with Alix. He loved spending time with his family and following his children and grandchildren in sports. Donations in his memory can be made to a charity of one’s choice. The family would like to thank the staff at Riverledge Nursing Home for their wonderful care and support.

Online condolences in his memory can be made to:  www.laruepitcher.com


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Thank you, Kevin.

Angie Reed May 12 2019 12:00 AM

BJ, thank you for your tribute. It is so fitting.

Angie Reed May 12 2019 12:00 AM

Sending our deepest sympathies the Testani family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

April and Bryan Moore and family May 7 2019 12:00 AM

Andrew...so sorry to hear about your dad,,,He was a great man and I will never forget the memories we had with him as kids,,,Condolences to your family...

Ron Mandigo May 6 2019 12:00 AM

A Tradition and Splendor was ordered on May 5, 2019

Expression of Sympathy May 5 2019 12:00 AM

The Testani family, I am so sorry to hear about your husband, father, grandfather. He was such a nice man and have a lot of good childhood memories from the old neighborhood. Those memories are the best. Rest in peace Mr.Testani

Susan thompson May 5 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Louis Testani

Pat & Gary Mandigo May 5 2019 12:00 AM

Tony and family.... I heard this afternoon about your dad. Im so very sorry... I remember having good talks about your dad... you had a smile when you spoke of him. Peace and comfort to you and your family. Julie Jackson

Julie Jackson May 5 2019 12:00 AM

Mrs. Testani and the entire Testani Family-

Sorry to hear of your loss - always share the happy family memories and they are always with you. Your family is in my prayers.


Penny Sharrow

Penny Sharrow May 4 2019 12:00 AM

Our sincere condolences to the family of Mr.Testani,may you all find comfort in the memories you hold in your hearts

DOUGLAS DANIEL and family , May 4 2019 12:00 AM

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