Sandra A. (Desjarlais) Tossel | News, Sports, Jobs

Lifetime Nashua resident Sandra A. (Desjarlais) Tossel, 71, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, January 16, 2022.

Sandy was born in Nashua on December 8, 1950 and was the daughter of the late Raymond G. and the late Jeannette C. (Bourdon) Desjarlais. She was educated in French Catholic schools and attended Nashua High School. Sandy was employed as an assembler for Teledyne Technologies and worked there for decades.

Sandy loved people. She liked to reminisce and burst out laughing. She will forever be remembered as the “Karaoke Queen” and for her love of singing and dancing! She was always the star of the show and the original “Party Life”. His famous tunes for singing were “These boots are made for walking”, for which she won a prize in the karaoke contest and “Did I tell you lately that I love you”, which she was known to sing at family gatherings and events. She enjoyed listening to Motown, Disco, The Oldies and classic French-Canadian songs with her son, Alex and always loved to sing along when family members played piano or guitar. She also loved going to church where she could sing the hymns out loud and with a pure heart. Sandy loved visiting Hampton Beach and loved animals. Growing up in a family of six girls, she was considered the adventurer of her sisters. In her youth, she loved ice skating and roller skating and was always the first to try something new. Above all, her most cherished moments were spent with her family, whom she loved dearly. Above all, his children and grandchildren. She always tried to make someone else smile by saying something funny or making a goofy comment. She was very carefree and had a carefree life “joy of living”, which she passed on to her children, family, friends and colleagues. She always tried to brighten someone else’s day! She even paid compliments to complete strangers she met along the way.

She is survived by her daughter, Theresa Boucher and her husband Jeffrey of Seekonk, MA, her five grandchildren, Anna Tossel, Alexandre “A J” Tossel Jr., Spencer Boucher, Alannah Boucher and Hailey Boucher; and his great-grandson, Brantley Alexandre Williams. She is also survived by her four sisters, Linda Levesque of Nashua, Elaine Fenn of Vermont, Jeanne Gideon and her husband William Roy Sr. of Nashua, and Mary Barboza and her partner Todd Ray of Litchfield; her aunt Florence Bibeau Bayer of Florida; her ex-husband, Yvan Tossel of Vermont; her dear lifelong friends, Karen Jean, Lorraine Frappier and Jeannie Murray, as well as several nieces, nephews and numerous cousins.

Sandy was predeceased by her son, Alexandre R. Tossel, most recently on December 14, 2021, her granddaughter, Catherine Tossel, her life partner, Richard Small, her sister, Denise Levesque, and her brothers-in-law, Yvon Levesque, Norman Lévesque, Mark Fenn and George Barboza.

At the request of Sandy’s family, services will be rescheduled to a specified later date. Arrangements entrusted to ROCHETTE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 21 Kinsley Street, Nashua To leave a condolence, story or message online, please visit

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