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Grayce M. Testa

Grayce M. Testa

Grayce M. Testa of Ocala, aged 88, passed away at home on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. She was the beloved wife of the late Henry J. Testa, Jr., who preceded her in November 2013.

She was born in Evanston, IL to the shopkeepers George and Marian Hill. She lost her father when she was six, and was adopted and raised by Leo Francis McLennon, who would go on to serve as Executive Officer of Naval Air Station Oceana during WWII, and later help to build Park Ridge, IL.

She served our nation as the wife of a young Marine officer at the start of the Cold War, and as his coequal partner as they raised eight children who gave them 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She’s survived by seven of her eight children and all of their children, and three of her sisters.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 23 at 11 am at Our Lady of the Springs Catholic Church, 4047 NE 21st St., Ocala, Florida 34470. Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.

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