TESTA, Salvatore “Sam”

Born on July 16, 1930. Passed away on October 1, 2020.

Passed away peacefully at Colac Area Health surrounded by family, aged 90 years.
Loved husband of Mary. Loving father and father-in-law of Robert and Brooke, Tony and Maree, David and Bernadeen. Cherished Pa to 15 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Loving son of Bartolomeo and Maria Giuseppa. Loving brother and brother-in-law of Maria and Salvatore Lo Ricco and Angela and Andy Zaia (all dec). Loving uncle to all his nieces and nephews.

Rest in Peace.

Funeral Notice

Service: Friday October 9, 2020

The Funeral of Mr. Salvatore “Sam” Testa will be live-streamed on Friday, October 9, 2020 commencing at 1:30 p.m.

To view the live-stream click here

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  1. RIP Uncle Sam we’ll miss you. You were one of a kind. A generous and straightforward man.
    So rare these days. Our thoughts are with you Aunty Mary and your boys and their families.
    Another gap in our lives that can’t be replaced. Love to you all.
    Rosie and families

    Rosie Genua October 2 2020 6:45 pm
  2. Dear Mary, Tess and families. Our sincere sympathy on the passing of Sam. Thinking of you at this sad time. Evelyn Allan and Trevor Chester.

    Evelyn Allan October 2 2020 10:09 pm
  3. Deepest Sympathy to Mary and family on the passing of Sam. Ed and Gail Riches

    Gail Riches October 2 2020 10:17 pm
  4. Tony ,Maree and families
    My thoughts are you.

    Cynthia Goulter October 2 2020 10:28 pm
  5. Farewell Uncle Sam. So many fond memories of how much his face would light up when he greeted us. Such a warm face that always let you know you mattered. He will be very much missed by many. Condolences to Aunty Mary , Rob, Tony ,David and families.
    Another good man gone.
    Love always
    Jenny and Noah B.

    Jenny Lo Ricco October 2 2020 11:08 pm
  6. Aunty Mary, sending so much love to you and all the family. Uncle Sam will be very missed.
    Love Michelle, Paul, Saxon, Harper and Roman x

    Michelle Davis October 3 2020 1:40 am
  7. Our deepest sympathy to Mary ,Tony and Maree, Danica, Lily,Holly,Aidan,Alex and Families ❤ A life well lived, may he rest in peace xxxx

    Carol Benson October 3 2020 7:10 am
  8. RIP to our Uncle Sam forever remembered for your minties and love of family. Thoughts are with you Aunty Mary for your great loss and to your Boys and their family’s at this time, lots of love to you all x

    Stephanie Phipps October 3 2020 7:57 am
  9. To Tony and Maree, our heartfelt condolences to you and your extended familes on your sad loss. Vale Sam Testa.

    Mark Sherry * Robyn Trotter October 3 2020 9:20 am
  10. To Mrs Testa and Families
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
    Words are few, thoughts are deep, Memories of you are ours to keep.
    Tony, Colleen, Jessica, Dominic, Ashley and Nathan Arceri xx❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤🤍🤎xx

    Colleen Arceri October 3 2020 1:57 pm
  11. Dear Aunty Mary, Robert, Anthony, David & families, our condolences to you all on the sad and sudden loss of dear Uncle Sam. I will always remember his big smile, gidday and big warm hug every time we saw him., all the laughs over his stories and ways and how generous and kind he was. His memories will live on forever and our prayers and thoughts are with you all and wish we could be there for you.
    All our love,
    Lynette, Peter, Matt, Jason & Denita 🙏🏻😘

    Lyn Castellucci October 3 2020 4:51 pm
  12. Our sincere sympathy to dear Mary and family. Sam was a lovely man. Love, Russell & Marg Williamson & Family

    Marg Williamson October 3 2020 5:50 pm
  13. Our deepest sympathy to Mary, David & Bernadeen, Tony & Maree, Robert & Brooke & their families. On the passing of Sam, thinking of you all at this sad time.
    Mandy & Jon & also the Bowen family

    Mandy park October 3 2020 9:02 pm
  14. Our condolences and deepest sympathies to Aunty Mary, Robert, Anthony, David and families on the sad and sudden loss of dear Uncle Sam. He will be remembered for his big smile, g’day and big hug he gave when he saw you and for all the laughs we had listening to his stories and his ways. A kind and generous man whose memories will live on forever. Rest In Peace.
    All our Love,
    Lynette, Peter, Matt, Jason & Denita ♥️🙏🏻😘

    Lyn Castellucci October 3 2020 9:36 pm
  15. Mary, Lin and I send our most sincere condolences to you and all the family. Sams pain has now finished he is now with Bert. Keeping each other company With God and all the beautiful people we have lost recently, we pray for the strength From God to help you through this sad time.
    Rob and Zhanlin Loricco (Geelong)

    Rob LoRicco October 4 2020 6:01 am
  16. Sammy T, you were one of a kind and such an important part of my life. I remember all the trips to Camperdown with you and Bert to pick onions like it was yesterday. Lots of banter and laughter.
    Will miss your smiling face so much but I will always have you here in my heart.
    All my love to you, Aunty Mary, the boys and all the family

    John Lo Ricco October 4 2020 4:13 pm
  17. Goodbye my wonder Uncle Sam. I will miss you and the big smile and hug that you always gave whenever you saw me. I will miss us talking about our Cats. You were a wonderful man that showed a lot of love towards your family and extended family but you never tolerated fools. That is something I loved you for. We will take care of Aunty Mary for you. Say hello to Mum, Dad, Bert & Alex for me. So until we meet again R.I.P.
    All our love Rosanna, Ray, Jade, Tyler, Cooper, Oliver & Ryder

    Rosanna Lo Ricco October 4 2020 6:07 pm
  18. Our Deepest Sympathy to Mary and all the Families with the passing of Sam.Sam was a great work mate in Bath street for the Colac City Council. Love to everyone from Brian & Gail Finn & Family.

    Brian Finn October 4 2020 8:11 pm
  19. Our sincere sympathy to auntie mary, robert, anthony, david and their families may god give you the strength to help you through this sad time . Uncle sam was a loving and generous man he will be missed very dearly by us agnes vic andrew paul jessica and matteo .

    Agnes la greca October 4 2020 8:50 pm
  20. Our deepest sympathy to Aunty Mary & Family
    Uncle Sam was such a beautiful man with a great big presence. Always would greet you with such love and kindness
    He will be so sadly missed
    All our love
    Lauren, Locky , Audrey & Matilda Fraser

    Lauren Fraser October 5 2020 12:31 pm
  21. To Aunty Mary, Robert, Anthony and David and families,
    Thinking of you all and so sorry that another good man has gone to God. I hope Sam is having a vino, good spaghetti and some great laughs with my Dad Bob, my Mum Gina, cousin Bert and brother in law Alex. What a character Sam was!! He will be greatly missed.
    Love, Linda, Butch,Heidi, Matthew, Daniel, Wayne and Hartley.xxxx

    Linda Margieson October 5 2020 1:56 pm
  22. so very sad to hear of Sam’s passing…To Mary and family, please know that we are all (Lineen’s and O’Loughlins) thinking of you….I just hope that Sam and Dad dont meet up …they’ll never stop talking…..all our love…xxxCatherine

    Catherine O'Loughlin October 5 2020 7:06 pm
  23. Dear Mary, Robert, Anthony, David and families.
    Condolences on the passing of Sam. Nothing but great memories of his larger than life personality and infectious smile.
    Love and kindness.

    Peter, on behalf of the Van Til family.

    Peter Van Til October 5 2020 8:41 pm
  24. Thinking of you Mary and family.
    From Gretchen Egan and family

    Gretchen Egan October 6 2020 1:24 pm
  25. My Dearest Godfather Sam,
    You were a great man and a great friend to our family.
    We will miss you dearly, forever in our hearts and memories.
    Our prayers and thoughts are with Mary, your boys and their families.
    Rest In Peace
    All Our Love Carmelina, Ross and Family XoXo

    Carnelian Guarnaccia October 6 2020 6:24 pm
  26. Dear Mary and Family, thinking of you at this sad time. On behalf of St Mary’s Choir and myself personally, I extend on my sincere sympathies and prayers to you all.
    Maree Coates

    Maree Coates October 7 2020 5:57 pm
  27. To Tony Maree and all the Testa family. So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Treasure your special memories of him always. Deepest Sympathy.
    Lisa Garry and Shantel Brewster.

    Lisa Brewster October 7 2020 11:16 pm
  28. Dear Mary , Robert , Anthony and David and your extended families
    My deepest sympathy on the passing of Sam.
    Lots of memories of growing up at 8 Gellibrand St down on the corner from your home . We all had a lot of fun!
    Sam was a good man and you should all be so proud of him and the life he led.
    Peter Delahunty and the family of the late Bay Delahunty

    Peter Delahunty October 8 2020 7:53 am
  29. To dear Mary and family – so sad to hear of the loss of Sam – I always remember him down the back in the kitchen with his lovely smiling face and welcoming greetings when we would come to visit with Mum and you would always take us down to give us a taste of what you were cooking – seems so long ago now with mum having been gone for 10years this month.
    Take care Mary – you have never changed – always a beautiful loving lady xoxo

    Bronwyn Thomas October 8 2020 8:42 am
  30. It is with great sadness I read of Mr Testa’s passing, whilst still away in WA.
    I wish to convey my sincerest sympathy and condolences to Mary, David, Tony and their extended families. Sending you all much love and virtual hugs during this very sad and difficult time.
    Carol Smit (Parker) Elliminyt Vic.

    Carol Smit October 8 2020 1:26 pm
  31. Deepest sympathy to Mary and Family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

    Be at Peace
    St Marys Flower Group.

    Shirley Smith (St Marys flower group) October 8 2020 1:28 pm
  32. To Aunty Mary Robert Anthony David and families so sad to hear of the loss of your loved one.Uncle Sam your love ,laughter honesty and generocity are memories of you that will stay with us forever… Those were the gifts you gave us all.Sorely missed…Go Cats…Go Pies.. Rest in peace dear uncle with mum and dad and everyone else up there…lots of love your niece Anne Mario Carla Marco Sarah and baby Aida..xx

    Anne Battaglia October 8 2020 6:57 pm
  33. Dear Mary and family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time Sam was a truely lovely man husband and father
    Sending you all our love

    Linda,Brent Wilson And Family

    Linda Wilson October 9 2020 9:23 am
  34. Dear Mary, Rob, Tony, Dave & families, We are honored to have known (& worked with Sam) and to have been embraced as an extension of your loving family for many years. Today we are with you in spirit as you farewell your amazing husband, dad & pa. Memories are forever as is our love to you all.

    Barb, Ken, Mason, Sarah & Ebden

    Barb Alford October 9 2020 1:29 pm
  35. To dear Auntie Mary, Robert, Tony, David and families
    Our deepest condolences to you all at this time of sadness at the loss of Uncle Sam. He was a very kind man and will be dearly missed.
    May you feel God’s love, peace and comfort throughout this time.
    Love from, Pauline, Jesse and Chloe Fry xxx

    Pauline Fry October 9 2020 2:59 pm

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