Esther Testa

Esther C. Testa

1924 - 2020
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Esther C. Testa, 95, died February 19, 2020 in Bar Harbor. She was born in Bar Harbor, April 22, 1924, a daughter of James Robie and Mary Louise (Vance) Hodgkins.
She attended schools in Bar Harbor and earned an Associate' s Degree from Westbrook Jr. College. She worked at several businesses including AB & JR Hodgkins, Frenchman's Bay Motel and Sonogee Estates.
Esther was predeceased by her husband of 35 years, Harold "Tubby" Collier (1944-1979) and husband Michele Testa Jr. (1981-1994). Esther was a life-long member of the Bar Harbor Congregational Church. She was also a member of the MDI Hospital Auxillary and Kebo Valley Golf Club and in her early years was a cub scout den mother.
She is survived by sons, Robert V. Collier and wife Patricia, Richard V. Collier and wife Claudia all of Bar Harbor, John R. Collier and wife Susan of Mt. Desert; stepchildren, Anna Striefel, Cathie Slick, Judy Storey and Thomas Testa. Grandchildren; Dean, Sandy, Carrie, Melissa, Jay, Lesley and spouses; great-grandchildren; Kendra, Dillan, David, Camden, Brady, Carly, Nina, River and Scarlett and many nieces and nephews. Esther was predeceased by sisters, Carol Carney, Mary Paquet and stepson, Michele Testa III.
A spring graveside service will be held in Ledgelawn Cemetery, Bar Harbor.
Contributions in Esther's memory may be made to the Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor 04609.
Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St. Mt Desert.
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    Ledgelawn Cemetery
    Cromwell Harbor Rd
    BAR HARBOR, ME 04609
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    Graveside services will be held in the spring at Ledgelawn Cemetery, Bar Harbor.


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Guy E Torrey

Posted at 10:59am
Esther was like another "mom" to us boys who grew up as close friends with John. She was kind, caring, supportive and always forgiving when we did the stupidest things. My heart is heavy with loss, but my soul is filled with love, joyous memories and eternal gratitude for her nurturing influence on my life. My heartfelt condolences for the entire family. Guy E Torrey

Ann McCafferty

Posted at 08:05am
So sorry for your loss. My first memories of Esther are from the carpenter shop when she work in the office and I played with John in and around the shop. More recently at Birch Bay with my mother. Esther was also very friendly and I have missed seeing her upstairs with my mother. Fondly, Ann Cough McCafferty

Paula Lamoureux

Posted at 07:32am
To the family of Esther,
My heart goes out to you all. She was an amazing women. One of the sweetest ladies in town. My prayers and condolences to you. ❤️🙏🌹 Paula Lamoureux

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