Peter Dean Testa
Peter Dean Testa, of Nashua, died at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack on April 22, 2016, with his wife and family at his side.
He was born in Wilton on August 18, 1947, son of the late Peter and Mary (D’Atri) Testa.
Mr. Testa was the husband of Susan (Burns) Testa, whom she married on August 14, 1971. They have shared over 44 years of marriage.
Mr. Testa devoted 40 years of his life to the students of Nashua as a teacher of AP Chemistry, Chemistry and Biology. He took great pride in his students and their accomplishments and loved hearing from each of them about their lives after graduation.
Many of his summers were spent at Sanders connecting educators to the industries employing their graduates
Mr. Testa was a member of The First Church Nashua, UCC (Congregational) and at one time served on their Christian Education Board. He was a charter member of the Mine Falls Advisory Board which he chaired for several years. He was National Honor Society Advisor for 35 years. Some of his other activities and passions included Adopt-a-salmon volunteer, nature and the environment. He enjoyed traveling, particularly his island adventures, spending time with family & friends.
Besides his parents, Mr. Testa was predeceased by his brother, Gilbert Testa, and sister Barbara Hardy.
In addition to his beloved wife, Susan, he is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Ryan and Amanda Testa, of Londonderry; his grandchildren, Katherine and Ethan Testa; his sister and brother-in-law, Irma and Harry Duval of Connecticut; he was also the beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews.
SERVICES: A Funeral Service in his honor will be held at The First Church U.C.C. (Congregational), 1 Concord St., Nashua, on Saturday morning at 11:00 AM. Peter’s family will gather and greet friends at the First Church on Saturday morning from 10:00 AM until the time of his service. Interment prayers and burial will be private and held at the convenience of his family. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a donation to the Peter Testa Memorial Scholarship which will go to a deserving student at Nashua High School. If you would like to donate, you can contact a member of Peter’s family, or visit the scholarship website at: http://tiny.cc/peter testascholarship.
The Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.davis funeralhomenh.com. "ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER"