Thomas A. Nye Sr. was born August 9, 1947, in New Bedford, Massachusetts, son of the late Ichabod and Florence (Parker) Nye. He lived in Marion for all his life and died unexpectedly on February 27, 2019, at age 71.
He was the husband of Patricia M. (Westgate) Nye, with whom he shared 53 years of marriage.
Tom served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
He served his community as a call firefighter for the Marion Fire Department for 45 years.
Tom lived a full, active, and proud life. He loved his family endlessly and adored his five grandchildren. He was a gentle soul who would have done anything for those he cared about.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia; two sons, Thomas Nye, Jr. and Andrew Nye (Gail); five grandchildren, Christopher, Hailey, Camryn, Lily, and Piper; and his great-granddaughter, Madison.
Firefighter Nye was truly one of the best. His devotion to the department was second to none. We miss him everyday.– Joel watters
He was a wonderful person and a friend. He will always be missed.– Debbie
My father was the most kind, selfless and brave person I have ever met, and I miss him every day.– Andrew Nye
Uncle Tom was an important and well-loved part of our family and our town. He is sorely missed.– Maureen Corrieri
Have so many wonderful memories of time spent with you…and for that I am grateful. I hope you have an endless supply of ice cream up there…miss you …. ❤️ ❤️– Sharon M. Westgate Bernier
My grampa was an amazing firefighter love and miss him everyday ❤️– Hailey Nye
Firefighter Nye was a great man. He would always reach out to help others no matter what it was. I miss hearing his voice on the radio and him reaching out to see how things are going. RIP sir. Fire Alarm clear, KCE421, WPMZ234– Chris Washburn