Virginia L. Testrake

Virginia Lynn “Ginny” Testrake, age 51, of Ripley, NY died on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Westfield Hospital.

She was born on December 18, 1962 in Tulsa, OK, the youngest child of the late Roger Testrake and Margaret Blair Testrake of Ripley, NY. Ginny lived with her family in Broken Arrow, OK, and subsequently moved to Spring Valley, NY, and Fountain Valley, CA. She started her own family in Trenton, NJ before moving to Ripley, NY with her children.

Ginny was a member of St. Gregory Church and enjoyed movies, cooking, animals, People magazine, and flowers. Her Shrimp Scampi was a special favorite of her family. She was devoted to her family and after the death of her father she was inseparable from her mother.

Virginia is survived by her children, Corporal (Marine Corps) Joseph Di Buono of Jacksonville, NC, Nicholas Di Buono of Little Egg Harbor, NJ and Gina Di Buono of Little Egg Harbor, NJ; sister, Teresa Testrake (fiance Ray Rosario) of Ripley, NY; brothers, Steven Testrake (Debby) of Escondido, CA, James Testrake (Martha) of Olean, NY; many loving nieces, nephews and cousins; and her beloved pets, Winston and Chloe.

Our darling Ginny was dearly loved by her family and will be deeply missed.

Her family is comforted by the love and support they have received from so many people, and know she is at peace with Our Father in heaven.

Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 S. Lake Street, North East on Saturday from noon till 1:45 p.m. and are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at 2:00 p.m. at St. Gregory Church in North East. Private interment Quincy Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue Inc., 7540 N. Gale St., Westfield, NY 14787; St. Gregory Church, North East, PA; and the Ripley, NY Fire Hose Company. Please send condolences to