OAKVILLE — Vincent Testa, 57, of Oakville passed away unexpectedly September 27, 2021, at his home.
Vinny was born on November 15, 1963, in Waterbury a son of the late Giuseppe and Bibbiana (Basile) Testa. He was a graduate of Watertown High School.
Vinny had worked for more than 30 years as a groundskeeper for the Wiener family at Raven Rock Estate in Roxbury. He had also worked for several years at Garassino Construction and Biello Construction.
Vinny played on various slow pitch softball teams in the area and was considered by many to be one of the best pitchers around. His teammates called him the Fat Cat because of his defensive prowess and ability to stop anything hit up the middle. He was known to his teammates and opponents alike as a legend.
Vinny was an Oakville Buc for life. He was an avid New York Knicks, New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboy fan and had an incredible memory and a knack for remembering sports statistics and trivia like no other.
He took great pride in his fig tree and loved foraging for mushrooms and wild asparagus. He was a gentle soul with a heart of gold who would help anyone for any reason.
He had often said that every day was Christmas and every night was New Year’s Eve, he will be greatly missed by those who were blessed to know and love him.
He leaves his sister, Mary Jo Testa-Zezima and her husband, Mario, of Oakville; his brothers, Angelo Testa and his wife, Cindy, of Pell City, Ala., and Joseph Testa and his wife, Marjorie, of Oakville; his beloved nephews, Angelo Carmen Testa Esq., Michael Joseph Testa and Marcello Mario Zezima; two aunts, Maria Testa Basile and Antoinette Basile Rapini, and a host of cousins in the United States, Italy, Dubai and England, including Angelina (Basile) Rinaldi and her husband, Tony, and their family, Vincenzo Basile and his family, and a host of extended family and close friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial took place Monday October 4, at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Oakville. Burial followed at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Watertown.
Memorial contributions in Vinny’s name may be made to: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 Saint Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38015
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