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Nicholas R Jackston
  • December 19, 1918
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  • August 01, 2014

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Nicholas R. Jackston, 95, of New Smyrna Beach, FL, passed away suddenly with his family at his side on August 1st. Formally of St Petersburg, FL and Manchester, CT, he was an avid golfer and loved to dance. A retired history teacher, former semi-pro baseball player for the Cardinals and varsity baseball coach in East Hartford CT, he led his team to 3 CDC championships and 1 State Championship, and was named coach of the year in 1971 and loved baseball until his death. He was dedicated to the town of Manchester, active in politics, serving for many years on the Zoning Board of Appeals, and as town liaison to the country club. He was a faithful member of St. James Parrish in Manchester, CT. and Holy Cross Catholic Church in St Petersburg, Fl. He is survived by Phyllis, his loving wife of 70 years, Bob, his son and wife Louise Jackston, Carol, his daughter and her husband Brian Gregory, all of Florida. His grandchildren, his pride and joy, Brian Jackston and his wife Brittany of Ellington, Ct, Gregory Jackston, and his wife Irene Jackston of Mahopac, New York, and Jessica Romeo and her husband Ken of Andover, Ct and his 3 great grandchildren, Kayla, Joseph and Blake. He will be sorely missed by all. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be Made in his honor to World Vision ,his favorite charity...please call 1-888-511-6519 and use source code # 105429656 Funeral Mass will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, August 6 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church New Smyrna Beach.

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  1. 11 Aug 2014
    Kendra Ritter says:
    Dear Aunty Phyllis, Carol & Brian, Bob & Louise,
    Our deepest sympathies on the loss of Uncle Nick. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time...God bless you all. Love, Bill, Kendra & Nikki

  2. 10 Aug 2014
    jack la plante says:
    My coach, my mentor , my friend. Great guy, talented guy, funny man.
    He was respected by all at EHHS. Enjoyed playing the game of baseball, Nick Jackson style.

    May he rest in peace with Giardi, Wise, Myers and all the other fine men who coached us into manhood.

    My best to the family.

    Thanks, Mr. Jackson. You did good.

  3. 06 Aug 2014
    Elsie Lima says:
    So sorry about your loss. I remember all the good times that we shared. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. 06 Aug 2014
    Cynthia Wallace says:
    This was sent to the Family from Cynthia Wallace A friend of Carol & a published Christian poet.

    Our Greatest Hope is that we'll meet again
    For from this world he did transcend.
    Now resting on those golden shores to laugh and love forevermore.
    Now once again, he'll play as young.
    Reliving all the thing he's done.
    And look back on the times he scored and ran the bases and hit the board.
    So as he gathers one and all and lines them up both great and small.
    A heavenly team in celestial halls.
    I an almost hear him shouting, "Let's play ball!!"

  5. 05 Aug 2014
    Paul Marcus says:
    My deepest sympathies to your family. I played for Coach Jackson for 3 years and was co-capt. of the 1970 team. He was such a great guy and one of the best coaches I played for in both HS and college. He was a real student of the game and I have thought of him often. He certainly helped me become a better player and person After leaving EHHS, I carried both his knowledge and spirit with me as a player and a coach. I am so glad to hear he had such a long, rich and wonderful life.

  6. 05 Aug 2014
    Linda and Ed Baroncini says:
    We send our heartfelt condolences to our friends, Bob and Louise, on the passing of Bob's beloved father, Nick. May his soul, and all the souls of the dearly departed, rest in peace. Love, Ed and Linda

  7. 05 Aug 2014
    Dennis Chase says:
    My deepest sympathy to Mr. Jackston's family, he is my favorite Coach and History Teacher. Dennis Chase Co-Capt class of 66 EHHS.

  8. 05 Aug 2014
    ANDREA BAKER says:
    mY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO YOUR FAMILY. I HELPED TAKE CARE OF NICK AND PHYLLIS FOR YEARS AT DR SHOVER'S OFFICE. NICK ALWAYS HAD A GREAT STORY TO TELL AND A SMILE ON HIS FACE NO MATTER WHAT. MAY HE REST IN PEACE.

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  10. 03 Aug 2014
    Jeanette & Jon Gluck says:
    Louise and Bob, having only met him once when Jess was a little girl he left a lasting heartwarming impression on me. Our deepest sympathy to the Jackston family.
    Jeanette & Jon Gluck

  11. 02 Aug 2014
    Rich & Pat Toce says:
    We have never had the honor to meet Nick, but we had the pleasure of recently becoming great friends of his loving family. They spoke highly of such a wonderful man and what a great husband and father and grandfather he was. They have wonderful memories to keep alive. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time. Rich & Patty

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