New Britain Memorial & Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home
444 Farmington Ave, New Britain, CT
September 23, 1927 – June 6, 2019
Leah Rose Toczko, 91, of New Britain, Connecticut died on Thursday, June 6, 2019. Leah was born September 23, 1927 in New Britain, Connecticut to Helmer and Rose (Thomas) Larson. She graduated from New Britain High School and retired from the Constructive Workshop following 20 years of service. Leah enjoyed reading and traveling, yet throughout her life, nothing meant more to her than being surrounded by her family. Leah was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is survived by her three sons and their spouses; Eric and Barbara Toczko of Colebrook, CT.; Brett and Lisa Toczko of Burlington, CT; and Craig and Eleonora Toczko of Portland, CT. She was predeceased by her dear husband, Alphonse John Toczko, and two of their sons, A. John Toczko Jr. and Kurt Howard Toczko. In addition to nieces and nephews, Leah is also survived by 9 beloved grandchildren who were her pride and joy; Kristin, Jarod, Heather, Kimber, Ethan, Megan, Rachel, Wyatt, and Brittany; and 9 precious great-grandchildren; Melanie, Avery, Hailey, Grayson, Brandon, Luke, Gianna, Savannah, and a little one on the way. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, June 13th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at New Britain Memorial & Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Ave. New Britain, CT. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 14th at 9:30 a.m. at Saint Francis of Assisi Church, 1755 Stanley St. New Britain, CT., followed by Committal Service at St. Mary Cemetery, 1141 Stanley St. New Britain, CT.
- Helmer and Rose (Thomas) Larson, Parents
- Eric and Barbara Toczko, Brett and Lisa Toczko, and Craig and Eleonora Toczko, Children
- Alphonse John Toczko, Husband
- A. John Toczko Jr. and Kurt Howard Toczko, Sons
- Kristin, Jarod, Heather, Kimber, Ethan, Megan, Rachel, Wyatt, and Brittany, Grandchildren
- Melanie, Avery, Hailey, Grayson, Brandon, Luke, Gianna, and Savannah, Great Grandchildren
- Calling Hours Thursday, June 13, 2019
- Brief Gathering Prior to Church Friday, June 14, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Friday, June 14, 2019
- Committal Service Friday, June 14, 2019
June 9, 2019
I’ll always remember her smile, the kindness in her voice and the sincerity and her words when she asked how I was doing. I’ve been mowing her lawn & doing her snow for 10 plus years. I’d always go in after the job was done to pick up payment. She’d never meet me at the door and hand me a check like most of my accounts. No, she’d open the door and say come on in and she would sit down and write me a check. Usually that would take about 10 minutes. She would stop writing and chat in between writing the check. She just loved to talk and I really enjoyed listening. Of course sometimes I’d have to remind her there’s a guy sitting in my truck getting paid by the hour. Lol.
Bob loved doing Leah’s house because he always knew he’d be getting a 10 minute break when the job was done. I’ll miss our talks, that voice & her beautiful smile but I will always remember her. RIP my friend. God bless her family & see you all in the coming days.