Nathan B. Nye, Sr., 81, of Marion, died Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Boston Medical Center. He was the husband of Rosalind F. (Abreu) Nye.
Born in New Bedford, he was the son of the late Florence E. (Parker) & Ichabod H. Nye. Living in Rochester for a few years, Mr. Nye was a longtime Marion resident.
Mr. Nye worked for the Town of Marion Dept. of Public Works for 26 years, serving as superintendent for 13 years. He served on the Marion Fire Department for 55 years recently retiring as deputy chief. He also served as a cemetery commissioner and board of health agent for the Town of Marion. After his retirement, Mr. Nye was a school bus driver for the Old Rochester Regional school district. He was a member of the Marion Firefighters Association.
Survivors include his wife; four sons, Nathan B. Nye, Jr. and his wife Jody, Douglas A. Nye and his wife Joanne and Steven D. Nye and his wife Heidi all of Marion and Christopher T. Nye of Hansen and daughter in-law Rebecca; his sister, Maude Ann Adams of Assonet; his brothers, James I. Nye of Fairhaven and Harry Ichabod Nye and Thomas Nye both of Marion; his grandchildren, Shannon, Melissa, Ashley, Douglas, Ryan, Jessica, Jared, Nichole, Jennifer, Christopher, Amanda and Jacob, and seven great grandchildren, Gemini, Brandon, McCayla, Hannah, Abigail, Makaylee and Ryleigh. He was predeceased by his daughters, the late Rosalind F. and Lori Ann Nye; his sisters, the late Eleanor Gibbs, Emma Bennett and Florence Bessette; his brother, the late George B. Nye and his grandson, the late Nathan B. Nye, III. He loved all of his nieces and nephews, special friends and loved ones.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 from 4 – 8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Rita’s Church, Front St., Marion on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Marion.
Donations in his memory may be made to Marion Firefighters Assoc., P.O. Box 114, Marion, MA 02738.