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“I was not aware of Marty's passing until just now. I didn't know him well but encountered him at a number of Open Mikes in the area around 2012-2013...Read More »
1 of 31 | Posted by: A friend

“I was at the Jeff Bauman boston Marathon Bombing fundraiser. Marty, Gayle Picard and I were discussing and talking about putting together a combo...Read More »
2 of 31 | Posted by: Reuban Bellingham - Fitzwilliam, NH

“My sincere condolence goes out to Sharon and to all of Marty's Family & Friends. I was shocked to receive the news of Marty's Passing.He was one of...Read More »
3 of 31 | Posted by: Rick BeauSoleil - Greenville, NH

Marty - Front Man for Side One, 1985
4 of 31 | Posted by: james carrington

Marty - lead guitar and back-up vocals with The Harms, 1983
5 of 31 | Posted by: james carrington

“The t-shirt is long gone, but I have and always will think of Marty when I hear: First I look at the purse, Locomotive Breath, Turn the page, and...Read More »
6 of 31 | Posted by: Bill G

Great picture of Marty photographed by his loving sister Catherine.  Thank you for this wonderful picture.  Marty is so happy you took this!
7 of 31 | Posted by: Rita Dominique

Marty's  latest band music made up of Marty's original songs!
8 of 31 | Posted by: Rita Dominique

My favorite picture of Striders Wrath!  Marty played the flute, the harmonica and guitar.  He was a well rounded musician.
9 of 31 | Posted by: Rita Dominique

Striders wrath ROCKING ON Forever in my heart!
10 of 31 | Posted by: Rita Dominique

OH my! Marty with some famous people. I dream of genie.  Some fat lady and who uses orange drums drums???Richard that is scary
11 of 31 | Posted by: Rita Dominique

Marty showing Raggety Ann his political views !
12 of 31 | Posted by: Rita Dominique

Ok he was a hottie! “My sincere condolences to Marty's family and friends, especially to Sharon who was with him through good times and hard times. But now I think this...Read More »
13 of 31 | Posted by: Rita Dominique - N Chelmsford, MA

“Loved Marty as he coach the Killer Bees softball team and I loved his game. It was awesome to know him and joke with him. ”
14 of 31 | Posted by: Bill Jackson - Natick, MA

15 of 31 | Posted by: A friend

“First let me say to Jackie, Jack, Catherine, Sheila, Micheal & Sean & family. I am so very sorry for your loss. Sharon I am so thankful that you came...Read More »
16 of 31 | Posted by: Sandy La Vie - Proctor - MA

“Marty and I worked together in a small engineering group for nearly 10 years when we were in our late 20's - 30's. We spent a lot of time together in...Read More »
17 of 31 | Posted by: Sara S. - East Wakefield, NH

“Martin. You were one of my first best friends. 41 summers passed as if no time had gone by at all. The summer of 75 flowed into the summer of 16...Read More »
18 of 31 | Posted by: Colleen - andover, MA

“Marty has always been special in our household. It was a sad day indeed to hear of his passing. He was a gentle soul with a lot of class and manners....Read More »
19 of 31 | Posted by: A friend

“Worked with Marty yrs ago at discom on Newtown rd I would pick him up some mornings as he was walking to work. HeWas fun and we were both soo young...Read More »
20 of 31 | Posted by: Gloria Sousa - Lowell

“I heard Marty play last year in Pepperell and realized how many friends we had in common. I am sad to hear of his passing but I felt like I knew him...Read More »
21 of 31 | Posted by: M S - North Chelmsford, MA

“I will not say goodbye because you are still here in heart, mind and soul, I will say I miss you and your music, laughter and compassion for others....Read More »
22 of 31 | Posted by: Paul Chamberlain - ME

“So sad to see someone full of life passing to a new life. Are harts are full of the memory's of a wonderful man. rest now my friend. ”
23 of 31 | Posted by: Theresa Adkins - Ashby, MA

“Loved Marty. We worked together in our younger days. Then got to see him years later. He was the best. My condolences to his family and friends. ”
24 of 31 | Posted by: Paula Lamy - Westford, MA

“Marty touched so many lives and made the world a better place. I will miss his wry smile and rockstar coolness. My heartfelt condolences. ”
25 of 31 | Posted by: Elizabeth Lorrey - Pepperell, MA

“Marty helped me break out of the little shell-world I grew up in. We didn't always make the best decisions, but I don't regret a single one. Marty...Read More »
26 of 31 | Posted by: James Carrington - Haverhill, MA

“My deepest condolences to Marty's friends and family. He was a very talented person who continued to follow his dream. RIP my friend. ”
27 of 31 | Posted by: Angie Taverna - WAKE FOREST, NC

“He lives on in the music and the hearts of those who loved him. Deepest sympathy for this great loss. ”
28 of 31 | Posted by: Gayle Picard - Pepperell, MA

“"Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy."My thoughts and prayers...Read More »
29 of 31 | Posted by: Meg Carpinelli - Cranston, RI

“You're forever in my heart. I will miss you and your smart comments on my posts on FB. Fly with angels, Dearest Marty. ”
30 of 31 | Posted by: Marie Carpinelli - Cranston, RI

“Deepest sympathy ”
31 of 31 | Posted by: Cindy Pierce-McNiff - Ayer, MA



Martin Nestor, 59, of Pepperell, formerly of Littleton died at Lawrence General Hospital on September 10, 2016 after a short illness. He was born on January 29, 1957 in New York City, NY son of John Nestor and the late Jeannie (Friary) Nestor. He made his home in the Littleton, Westford area for most of his life and was a 1975 graduate of Nashoba Valley Technical High School where he studied drafting. He was a CAD mechanical designer and designed Speakers for Bose for many years.

His passion in life was his music. He was a singer/songwriter and started as a teenager playing guitar at the folk Mass at St. Anne’s Church in Littleton. He went on to front many bands, including Strider’s Wrath and Down Twisted. His current band was Marty Nestor and the Black Jacks. He was proud of the latest album Live at the Bull Run.

 He was predeceased by his mother Jeannie (Friary) Nestor. He is survived by his father John Nestor of Littleton, his daughter Jacquelyn (Nestor) Boswell, her husband Peter and his granddaughter Evelyn of Holden and his girlfriend Sharon Phippin of Pepperell.  He is also survived by his brothers Sean and his wife Lenore of Hudson, NH, Michael and his wife Catherine of Littleton, his sisters Catherine Greenwood and her husband Carlton of Westford, and Sheila Meeker and her husband John of Dracut.

A Memorial Mass will be held on October 22nd at 10 am at St. Anne’s Church, 75 King Street, Littleton, MA.  A Celebration of Life will be held after the Mass the Franco American Club in Westford. Donations in his name may be made to the Westford Fire Department.