Jesse Toczek
1994 - 2020
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Jesse R. Toczek, 26, passed away at home on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. Born May 6, 1994, son of Andre Toczek and Lana A. (Duquette) Toczek, he was a graduate of Chicopee Comprehensive High School. Jesse was the ultimate ‘people person’. He worked as a drug counselor with individuals and in group settings, helping and directing the lives of others toward better health and futures. Jesse was an outgoing, one-of-a-kind guy. His infectious smile and laughter could light up any room. He loved all animals, and always looked forward to camping trips with his wonderful friends. Along with his father, Andre Toczek and companion Lori Mendoza, and mother, Lana Toczek, Jesse is survived by his brother, Mathieu A. Toczek; “babci”, Wanda Toczek; grandfather, Raymond Duquette and wife Maycinth; aunt, Barbara Toczek; uncle, Raymond Duquette; and cousins, Anthony and Dominic Folta, all of Chicopee. He will be missed by Taco, his beloved canine companion. Jesse was predeceased by his grandfather, Edward Toczek, and grandmother, Katherine Duquette. Family and friends are asked to meet directly in St. Stanislaus Basilica on Wednesday at 10AM for a Mass of Christian Burial for Jesse. Burial in St. Stanislaus Cemetery will be private for the family. Calling hours are Tuesday from 4-7PM at Kozikowski Funeral Home, 565 Front St., Chicopee. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hope for Holyoke, 100 Suffolk St., Holyoke, MA 01040 (gandaracenter.org). kozikowskifuneralhome.com

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Published in The Republican from Oct. 16 to Oct. 19, 2020.
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October 21, 2020
Andre:

As a parent with children this age, I grieve deeply for your loss at such a very young age. I wish you sincere condolences and prayers during this trying time.
Pat Bresnahan
Pat Bresnahan
Acquaintance
October 19, 2020
I will miss seeing you and your pup walking by and our little chats now and then . You will be missed. So sorry Mr. Duquette
Tammy
Neighbor
October 19, 2020
Jesse was the most unique, and full of life. Always brought a smile to my face, and was able to change my perception to see the bright side. He will be greatly missed!!! I will be praying for his family, and Jesse will always be in my heart. ❤
Jennifer Seaferd
Friend
October 19, 2020
My deepest sympathy. Jesse was my favorite tenant, I looked forward to his witty emails. Every time I saw Jesse and Taco they made me smile. Sending love and prayers for Taco.
MaryRose Hood
MaryRose Hood
Friend
October 17, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. This was a young man taken too soon. God must have plans for him that we are not aware of. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and close friends.
The Smith Family (Marvin)
Classmate
October 17, 2020
Andre, there are no words that can be said to help ease your pain. My heart breaks for you and for Jesse. I didnt get to know him as an adult, but i was blessed to have known him as a sweet boy who had a such a beautiful smile and soul.
Please know you and Jesse and family are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Jill
Jill Senecal (Riley)
Friend
October 17, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. You will never ever be forgotten...
Ellie Sanocki
Friend
October 17, 2020
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Renata Zych
October 17, 2020
So many good things to say about Jesse. He was one of a kind always knew how to turn any situation into a good one. Jesse has made an impact on so many peoples lives in a positive way including mine which makes this goodbye even harder. Im so sorry to the family for you're loss and also to his girlfriend Melina. Fly high my friend hopefully one day we meet again save me a spot up there bud.

-Jeff Willett
Jeffrey Willett
Friend
October 17, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
David Myers
Friend
October 16, 2020
Andre we are so sorry for your lost sending thoughts and prayers at this sad time . So very sorry . Marlene And Patrick
Marlene(Hursh) McElligott
Friend
October 16, 2020
So very sorry for the loss of this young man. Gone too soon. May he RIP
Agapi salloum
Acquaintance
October 16, 2020
To the entire Toczek Family..I am sorry about the passing of Jesse, my deepest condolences.
Elaine LaPointe
Acquaintance
October 16, 2020
He was the best neighbor and kindest person I had met in such a long time. He called me "Friend" everytime we met passing by. He knew I was asthmatic and put his cig out one day, as he held door for me with his foot for me as I was doing my laundry- it was so sweet. He offered to carry one of my laundry baskets for me to my front door because I was struggling with the weight of it and he saw that. He even carried it into doorway and and asked if i needed help with anything else. Such a gentleman. He gave me good advice about others in this building and was very zen-ful. He always knew how to make me smile whenever I saw him either with just the right joke or advice or words. He loved his plants. I admired that talent and could relate.
The WORLD lost a light worker the other night but God gained a solider in his army in heaven. Forever a star in the night sky to remind us that materialistic things do not matter only being kind and compassionate and empathetic to others is.
I send my condolences to the family and his dog Taco. God he loved that dog. Went everywhere with him. He changed my life. Jesse is a soul I will never forget. He left his mark on mine and I mourn his loss in tears and flowers for this fallen angel. May he rest in peace. I will forever miss his presence Such a beautiful soul. Bows head for a moment of silence. God be with us all.
Amber Johnson
Neighbor
October 16, 2020
Jesse was a ray of sunshine. even on his worse days i would hear a "sorry" .
I hope that your family can celebrate what kind of man he became & the heart that beat in his chest was always full of love.
Jesse was very important to many. Even if they didnt know.
God Bless you during these times of grief.
*hugs*
Alyssa Palermo
Classmate
October 16, 2020
To the Toczek family, sorry to hear about your loss. Too young, too soon. RIP Jesse
Mindi Richardson
Friend
October 16, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. Jesse had an infectious smile and a kind heart. He will be missed by many
Joan M.
Acquaintance
October 16, 2020
Jesse was the sweetest young man. So full of love and light. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Christine Slingerland
Friend
October 16, 2020
My mother loved you. I met you in the 5th grade as a brand new student in the middle of the year, and you accepted me right away. We were great friends and you always put a smile on my face. I am praying for your friends and family in this difficult time. Say hi to my mom for me; until we see each other again. Much love.
Lindsey Tracy
Friend
October 16, 2020
My deepest sympathies to Jesse’s entire family.
May he RIP
Cindy Davies
Acquaintance
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