Ann Tossell

Ann C. Tossell

1951 - 2021

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Obituary of Ann C. Tossell

Ann C. Tossell was a very down to earth woman who would put a smile on your face and had a kind embrace for everyone. Everybody loved Ann because she had a natural comedic spirit without even trying to be funny. The things that mattered most to Ann was a kindness to others rather than material things in life. Ann was already engaged to someone else when she met Doug while working at King's Department Store. He was the manager in the shoe department at that time and fell head over heels for Ann. On her birthday, he bought her a candy bar and told her that he would marry her if she would break her engagement. Four months later, they were married. Together, the couple had two beautiful children, Andrea and Amy. And later, went on to be proud grandparents of two. Ann adored her family life. She was very protective of them and it was known that she would "throw down" if you messed with her family, especially her husband. However, if Doug made a mistake, Ann wouldn't let him forget it. In contrast to her toughness was her random acts of kindness towards others. For example, she would give money to those less fortunate at Christmas and help people she didn’t even know throughout the year. A big source of pride enjoyed by Ann was working at Sears for 22 years, riding her Softail Classic Harley, and using her green thumb for growing vegetables and flowers in her garden. She had a vast purse collection with matching wallets, even though she didn’t use half of what she had. Ann was a big animal lover, from dogs to cats and birds. The family always had two dogs. She even loved Amy's dogs, which she referred to as her granddogs. Travel was also another favorite thing for Ann. She loved Sedona the most. When not traveling, she enjoyed going to plays. The Phantom of The Opera was at the top of her list, and her favorite song was "Think of Me." She loved listening to all kinds of music especially Rick James “Super Freak” and B-52’s “ Love Shack” Tossell, Ann C. (nee Jablonski) January 29, 2021 of Derby, NY. Beloved wife of Douglas F. Tossell; devoted mother of Andrea (Jared) Cogar and Amy (Michael) Taylor; cherished grandmother of Logan and Adeline Cogar, Kenneth and Kennedy Ann Taylor; sister of the late Stanley Jablonski; sister-in-law of Sharon (Tom) Dibbley; also survived by nieces. Private services will be held by the family. Memorials may be made to the Erie County SPCA. Arrangements by LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 716-627-2919. Online donations and condolences may be made at