Thomas A. Nye, Sr.

Thomas A. Nye, Sr., 72, of Marion died unexpectedly Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Tobey Hospital. He was the husband of Patricia M. (Westgate) Nye, with whom he shared 53 years of marriage.

            Born in New Bedford, son of the late Ichabod and Florence (Parker) Nye, he lived in Marion for all of his life.

            Thomas served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He had also served his community as a call firefighter for the Marion Fire Department for the past 45 years.

            Tom lived a full, active and proud life. He loved his family endlessly and adored his five grandchildren. Tom 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. of Marion and Andrew Nye and his wife Gail of Reading; five grandchildren, Christopher, Hailey, Camryn, Lily, and Piper; and his great-granddaughter, Madison.

            The Nye family would like to thank the Marion Fire Department and the Marion community for their support.

            Visiting hours will be held Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 1-5 pm at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. Burial will be private. For online condolence book, please visit

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