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Peter Murray Nash

Born: Sun., Jan. 16, 1944
Died: Thu., Dec. 22, 2016

Graveside Service At A Later Date


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Dec. 29, 2016
Location: Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home, Brockton

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     Peter Murray Nash, 72, passed away December 22, 2016, after a brief battle with cancer. Born in 1944, Brockton, MA, he was the loving son of the late Mary J. (Murray) and Edward (Ted) F. Nash, both of Brockton.  Peter graduated from Brockton High School and worked in the electrical supply business. As a gifted musician and arranger, Peter and his small orchestra performed at band concerts at the Nantasket Beach Pavilion, Roseland Ballroom in Taunton, and other places- mainly on the South Shore for 14 years.  He also enjoyed singing opportunities at cabaret venues, like Encore & Club Café in Boston. Peter had belonged to the Boston Association of Cabaret Artists, as well as the Boston Musician Union for many years.

     Peter loved sharing his vast knowledge of early radio, TV, and recording technology, including those in the early entertainment business. Peter produced his own show, "Panache"- an interview & variety show, on the Sharon Community Television, and participated in many local community theaters, such as The Company Theater in Norwell. He is survived by an aunt, Melly Handricken of Plymouth, formerly of Brockton, Donna (Oman) Olson of Easton, Gary Oman of Bridgewater, David Handricken of Brockton, Lori (Handricken) Pincheck of Plymouth, and many more Nash cousins locally and in Florida.

Visitation will take place on Thursday from 4-7 PM in the Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home, 647 Main St., Brockton, MA. 

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be given to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701

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dave menard
   Posted Sun January 01, 2017
I met pete @ about 1969-70, thru jim west of brockton, now of AZ.jim & I are drummers, he-jazz, I-r&r. I'm from taunton, now whitman. I've played drums w/pete a few times, I was a fan of gene krupa & used his influence in r&r drums. pete was a gr8 guy w/a fabulous record collection.I liked him.

Todd Larson
   Posted Wed February 22, 2017
Peter Nash had an amazing encyclopedic knowledge of early radio, TV and recording technology and the singers, bandleaders, musicians and comedians that took advantage of it to claim their fame. His arrangements for his orchestra were very true to that "big band" and "swing" sound he cherished. He also knew a lot about film comedy history; his favorite acts included Laurel & Hardy, The Marx Brothers and the Three Stooges. I learned so much from him about many facets of the entertainment history that they just don't make anymore, and that he worked hard to preserve for future generations. Rest in peace, Peter.

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