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Procession Plans Announced for Marion Firefighter Who Died After Battling Blaze

Firefighter Thomas Nye served the Marion Fire Department as a call firefighter for 45 years



    Marion Firefighter Mourned By Family, Community

    A community and fire station are in mourning after Firefighter Thomas Nye died the morning after fighting a fire. Seventy-two-year-old Nye was with the Marion Fire Department for 45 years and his sudden death has left many heartbroken.

    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019)

    Procession plans have been announced for a Massachusetts firefighter who died less than 24 hours after battling a blaze.

    Officials say Marion firefighter Thomas Nye, 72, helped extinguish a chimney fire on Point Road shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday and then returned to his home. He suffered what is believed to be a cardiac incident and collapsed early Wednesday morning.

    He was taken to Tobey Hospital in Wareham, where he was pronounced dead.

    Nye's body was transported from the hospital Thursday morning to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Mashpee to undergo an autopsy. A procession of firefighters and fire engines accompanied his body.

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    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    Fire Chief Brian Jackvony said following the autopsy, Nye's body will be taken in a procession from the medical examiner's office to Saunders-Dwyer Funeral Home in Mattapoisett Thursday afternoon.

    Funeral plans have not been announced.

    Nye, who was set to head to Florida with his wife on Thursday for a couple of months, had served as a call firefighter since his appointment in January of 1974.

    "Firefighter Nye was a proud firefighter who served our community with distinction. We are a call fire department, and Firefighter Nye anchored our Station 2 during the day. While many of our younger firefighters are working their private jobs, he was always available when people needed help," Chief Jackvony said. "We are all feeling the loss of our friend and brother firefighter today."

    Nye leaves behind his wife of 53 years, two sons, five grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

    The Nye family has requested privacy but offers their "heartfelt gratitude to everyone at the Marion Fire Department and all of Tom's friends and colleagues in the Marion community and beyond who have offered their condolences and support during this difficult time."

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    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

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