Monica Elsie (Aggett) Jackson, 93, of Port Orange, FL, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on July 22, 2021. She was born in Exeter, England to the late Walter and Emily Aggett. Monica grew up in south England during World War II; She had one sister, Doris, who preceded her in death.
She met her late husband, Everett, a young US Navy Sailor during the war. They were married and had two children, Shirley and Wayne, before leaving England for America. Monica and Everett settled in the Mendon & Milford MA area where they had two more children, Monica and Bradley. Together they ran a successful family auto repair business, Everett’s Auto Repair and Auto Sales. Monica traveled back to England with her young family once more before her parents’ death.
Monica was a devoted wife to her late husband, Everett Jackson. A loving Mum to Shirley and husband Tom Skidmore, Wayne Sr. and wife Stacey Jackson, Monica and husband Michael MacDonald, and the late Bradley and wife Karen Jackson, and daughter in law, Lorraine Jackson.
She was a proud Gram to Stephen and wife Angel Skidmore, Kimberly and husband Peter Ciccarelli, Catharine and husband Mike Gorman, Wayne Jr. and wife Patricia Jackson, Ronald and wife Kathy Jackson, Emily Jackson, Kerrie and husband Phil Harper and Sean and wife Megan MacDonald Sr.
She was also an extremely proud Grammie (great grandmother) of Corianna Skidmore, Kaitlynn, Wayne III, Kendall and Patrick Jackson, Selah and Trever Harper, and Ashlynne and Sean MacDonald Jr.
Monica retired to Port Orange Fl with her husband and traveled back to the New England area every summer to spend time with their children, grandchildren and friends.
Monica enjoyed riding with her husband on his motorcycles and was a member of the Blue Knights and the Retreads motorcycle clubs, traveling through out New England and Canada. She also enjoyed crocheting, making many baby sweaters, hats, booties and blankets for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also loved watching the Red Sox win, and would say “bugger that” if they lost one. She always looked forward to daily “Afternoon Tea” on her porch with family and friends.
Monica loved traveling to see her family. She flew to Anchorage, Alaska to see her eldest great granddaughter, Kaitlynn graduate high school. She traveled to Fort Collins, CO; Key West and Daytona Beach FL; and areas in New Hampshire and Massachusetts for Family reunions and spent many Thanksgivings with family in Thomasville, GA. Most recently, she took a cruise to the Bahamas with her daughter-in-law Karen.
Monica will be laid to rest at the family grave site in Maplewood Cemetery alongside her husband Everett and near her son Bradley. A Graveside Service will be held on Sept 4th, 2021 at the Maplewood Cemetery in Upton MA.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Monica’s honor to the VITAS Hospice (Port Orange, FL) the Salvation Army or the Veterans Association.