Phyllis V. Jackston, 98, of New Smyrna Beach, FL, passed away peacefully on 10/29/2016. Formally of St Petersburg, FL and Manchester, CT, she always loved and served her community and the less fortunate. She loved to dance, cook, and read. A retired real estate business owner, she was dedicated to the town of Manchester, active in politics, serving as Town Director and Board of Education member. She also served as president of the Manchester Hospital Auxiliary, and president of the MISAC board of directors. She was appointed by the governor to the State Real Estate Commission. She was a faithful member of St James Parrish in, Manchester, CT. and served with the Women off St James for several years. She also served on the Board of Directors for Paradise Shores Condo Association in St Petersburg where she lived until 2014. She was a faithful member of Holy Cross Church in St Petersburg, FL. Phyllis was pre-deceased by her husband of 70 years , Nicholas, and is survived by, Bob, her son and his wife Louise Jackston of Celebration, FL. Carol, her daughter and her husband Brian Gregory, of New Smyrna Beach FL, her much loved grandchildren, Brian Jackston and his wife Brittany of Ellington, CT, Gregory Jackston, and his wife Irene of Mahopac, NY, and Jessica Romeo and her husband Ken of Andover CT and three grandchildren Kayla, Joseph Romeo and Blake Jackston. She has touched many people and will be sorely missed by all. Memorials may be made in her memory at www.stjude.org.
Committal services will be private at Bay Pines National Cemetery.