M. Phyllis's Story
M. Phyllis Leston, 87, died Friday, May 19, 2017, at her home. She was the wife of the late Alan W. Leston.
Born in Everett on January 21, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Reuben and Winifred (white) Newell. She was raised and educated in Everett and Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School. She resided in the home she and her husband built in Danvers since 1961.
She was employed by Hotwatt in Danvers for many years.
A longtime member of All Saints Episcopal Church, Phyllis enjoyed playing bingo.
She leaves two sons, Gary Leston and Keith Leston, both of Danvers; a sister, Fern Ruble and her husband, Richard of Woburn; two granddaughters, Olivia Rose Leston and Emily Rose Leston; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Alan W. Leston, Jr., and her siblings Ruby, Beulah, Chesley, and Donald.
Her funeral service will be Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at 11 a.m. in C.R. Lyons & Sons Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers Square. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Donations in Phyllis’ name may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105. www.LyonsFuneral.com.
Published on  May 22, 2017