Online Obituary

6/13/1932 - 3/25/2013




 80, of Cranston, passed away on Monday March 25, 2013 at RI Hospital in Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late Daniel O Testa. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Rafaela and Maria (Collozzi) Fraccola.  Etta was employed at the former Colibri Manufacturing Company of Cranston for 15 years before retiring, and was a lifelong member and Hon. President of the Madonna Della Valle Society of Cranston and a member of the Tabor Franchi Post of Cranston.

She was the devoted mother of Pamela Chin and her husband Peter of Cranston, Daniel Testa and his wife Dawn of Cranston and David Testa and his wife Laura of Warwick; loving grandmother of Sarah, Carlin, Eric, Julia, Georgia and Abigail. Etta was the sister of the late Albert, Michael “Tony” and Charlie Fraccola, Lucy Yietz and Eva Fellela.

Her funeral will be held on Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Ave. Cranston, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary’s Church, 1525 Cranston St. Cranston at 10 a.m.

 Interment will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.

 Visiting hours are Monday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude Tribute Program PO Box 1000 Department 142Memphis, TN 38148-0142.




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From: Linda   cranston
Relationship:  Friend

Dear Pam,Danny &David There are no words to express how sorry I am to hear of Etta's passing. I can't remember a time when Etta was not a part of our family. She was definitely one in a million, and will missed by many. Etta will always be in my thoughts and prayers.
Sent:  3/26/2013

From: Joy Asadoorian-Morgan   Foster
Relationship:  Friend

So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. My thoughts are with you.
Sent:  3/27/2013

From: Alice Hourihan   Warwick
Relationship:  friend

Hi Dave and Laura, So sorry for your loss. You and the girls are in my prayers. I'm planning to go to the wake on Monday. Alice Hourihan
Sent:  3/28/2013

From: Arline Cusick   Warwick
Relationship:  Friend of Marion

Pam, David & Danny, So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. I was a close friend of your Aunt Marion and so enjoyed meeting your Mom and we all had some good laughs. My deepest sympathy. Arline Cusick
Sent:  3/31/2013

From: Ron Notarianni   Greensboro, NC
Relationship:  Family friend

I have so many fond memories of all the time I spent at Etta's house with Pam and 'The Gang' over the years. Whether it was Christmas, Thanksgiving, St. Mary's Day, or just hanging out, I always felt so welcome and always had so much fun- it was like a home away from home.
Sent:  3/31/2013

From: Doreen   Cranston
Relationship:  Friend

I will always treasure all the wonderful memories that we shared at your house, you always treated us like family. Rest in peace. Love doreen
Sent:  3/31/2013

From: Terry Viccione   Providence
Relationship:  Friend

Dear David, Laura, & beautiful girls, We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother/grandmother. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. Love & Prayers, Mike & Terry Viccione
Sent:  4/1/2013

From: Tim and Karen Kenney   Warwick
Relationship:  friends

Dave, Laura, Julia, Georgia and Abby, We are deeply saddened by the loss of your mother and grandmother. The Lord has placed her at his side, and will fill your hearts with love and memories instead of sadness. Love, The Kenney's
Sent:  4/1/2013

From: Donna Ruscetta   cranston
Relationship:  acuaintance

my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. I always enjoyed talking to your mom at Elaine's beauty parlor.
Sent:  4/3/2013