Jackson French Eno of Vineyard Haven and Simsbury, Conn., beloved husband of Carol Besse Eno, died Wednesday, April 15 at his home in Simsbury surrounded by his family. He was 66.

Born in Hartford and the son of the late Ralph F. and Marjorie (French) Eno, Jackson was a longtime resident and supporter of his beloved Simsbury. He received a B.S. in economics from the University of New Haven and MDP from the Hartford Graduate Center and began a lifelong career in finance. Jackson also received an honorary diploma from Westminster School in 2014. He held leadership positions with Connecticut National Bank and Bank of Boston, and had been the lead organizer, chairman and CEO of Simsbury Bank & Trust Co. He also served as an independent services consultant and was vice president of Prudential Securities and Morgan Stanley. Most recently, he served as a vice president of Merrill Lynch, E&M Group.

Jackson’s financial acumen and advice helped many nonprofit groups and organizations become and remain financially strong. He spent a career using his gifts and talents helping others and raising money for charity, many times quietly or anonymously. His love for Simsbury led him to an active civic life that included service as a Simsbury selectman, president of Simsbury Cemetery Association, founder and former director of Simsbury Land Trust as well as the Connecticut Land Trust Service Bureau, past chairman of the Simsbury Bicentennial Committee, past chairman of the Simsbury House Steering Committee, past vice president of the Simsbury Historical Society, director of the Simsbury Main Street Partnership and past trustee of the Horace Belden Fund.

Jackson was also a prominent figure with several state and national civic organizations, which included past chair and treasurer of Pinchot Institute for Conservation, past director of the Antiquarian & Landmarks Society of Connecticut, past director of the New Haven Parking Authority, and board member and delegate to the General Society of the Society of the Cincinnati. Socially, he was a longtime member of both Hopmeadow Country Club and Vineyard Haven Yacht Club.

Besides his beloved wife Carol, he leaves five sons and their wives: William Stevens and his wife Heather of Virginia, Christopher Stevens and his wife Linda of Illinois, Sean Eno and his wife Kristin of N.Y., Gregory Stevens and his wife Tere of Connecticut, and Jackson Eno, Jr. (Lynsey) of CT; three daughters and their husbands, Sonya Stevens M.D. and her husband Michael Watts of Massachusetts, Elizabeth Eno and her husband Michael Radvak of N.Y., and Carolyn Eno and her husband Jacob Hartman of Vt.; his brother Ralph Eno, Jr. and his wife Penny of Connecticut; and 15 grandchildren, Nicholas, Caelan, Ashtyn, and Charlotte Watts, Ryan and Gavin Stevens, Quinn and Andrew Stevens, Harrison and Ava Stevens, Marion and Willa Eno, Jackson Eno, Abigail Radvak, and Cayden Hartman.

At Jackson’s request, a private burial will be held at the Simsbury Cemetery, surrounded by his family. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service to celebrate his life on Saturday, May 30 at 3 p.m., at First Church of Christ, 689 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, Conn. The Rev. Dianne E. Arakawa will officiate. Memorial donations may be made to Simsbury Cemetery Association, PO Box 396, Simsbury, CT 06070 or First Church of Christ, 689 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT 06070. The Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center of Avon, Conn. is caring for the arrangements. For directions or condolences please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.