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Charles N. TestaSeptember 16, 1953 ~ November 26, 2016 (age 63)
ASHBURNHAM - Charles N. Testa, 63, of 34 Turnpike Road, died peacefully Saturday morning, November 26, 2016 in Wachusett Manor Nursing Home, Gardner.
He was born in Fitchburg on September 16, 1953, son of the late Albert and Doris (Theren) Testa. Charles grew up in Fitchburg and lived in Ashburnham for 26 years.
Charles was a machine operator at New England Woodenware for over 20 years until his retirement in 2015. He proudly served in the Vietnam War as a member of the Army and Air Force. An avid fisherman, he was a member of the Turnpike Road and Gun Club for many years and was a former member of Thomas P. Sweeney Post #142 American Legion in Ashburnham.
He leaves his wife of 25 years, Cheryl A. (Brown) Testa; a brother, Richard Testa of Clinton; two sisters, Carol Clapper and her husband William of Fitchburg and Jeannie Babineau and her husband Donald of Westminster; two brothers-in-law, Wayne Brown of Baldwinville and Stephen Brown and his wife Stacie of Gardner and many nieces and nephews.
Military funeral services will be held Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 1 P.M. in Massachusetts Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial donations may be made to Montachusett Veterans' Outreach Center, 268 Central Street, Gardner, MA 01440.
Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.