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.