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John Nesta, prominent Cape Ann artist, of Gloucester, husband of Jennifer S. (Miles) Nesta, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 14, 2017, surrounded by loved ones.
John was born in Revere, to the late Dominic and Antoinette (Misiano) Nesta. John was a Revere High School graduate and, later, of Vesper George School of Art, Boston. John opened his first gallery in Revere in 1968, his second gallery in Salem in 1973, and his third gallery on Rocky Neck where he spent 40 years. He was a longtime member of The Rocky Neck Art Colony, Gloucester. He was an avid boater with his son, Dominic. The loss of John will be felt by many far and wide for a long time.
He is survived by his wife, Jennifer; son, Dominic; daughter, Daizee Rivera and her husband, Nelson, their children, Lily, Bella Rose and Willow of Dubuque, Iowa; also survived by his sister, Janis, her husband, Richard and their children, Kaitlin, Matthew and his son, Caleb; stepson, Amsel Holohan and stepdaughter, Calli Woodrum. He was predeceased by his brother, Wayne.
His visiting hours will be held on Monday, September 18, from 5-7 p.m. in the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St. Gloucester. John's service will be held on Tuesday, September 19 at 10 a.m. in the Greely Funeral Home. Burial will be held privately.
A reception will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 in the Rocky Neck Cultural Center, 6 Wonson St., Gloucester, at 2:30 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are all cordially invited to these gatherings. Online condolences may be given at: www.greelyfuneralhome.com.
Published on September 16, 2017
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