*MEDIA ADVISORY* Memorial Arrangements for Marion Firefighter Thomas Nye

For Immediate Release

Friday, March 1, 2019

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: [email protected]


Memorial Arrangements for Marion Firefighter Thomas Nye

MARION — Fire Chief Brian Jackvony reports that arrangements have been finalized for Marion Firefighter Thomas Nye, who died in the line of duty on Wednesday morning.

Visiting hours will be held Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 1-5 p.m. at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, located at 50 County Road (Rt. 6) in Mattapoisett. Burial will be private.

At 11 a.m. Sunday, all outside fire personnel attending the visiting hours will be asked to report to the staging area at Old Rochester Regional High School, 135 Marion Road, in Mattapoisett. All firefighters will be bused to the forward staging area, the Mattapoisett Police Department, 64 County Road.

At noon, all firefighters will form up and march to the funeral home, where a firefighters’ walk-through will be held at approximately 12:15.

After the walk-through, firefighters will assemble outside the funeral home for a prayer service and the ringing of the final bell. At that time, Marion Fire Department fire alarm operators will strike Box 41, transmitting Firefighter Nye’s final alarm.

Firefighters will be dismissed at approximately 1 p.m. and will be transported back to the staging area.

The news media is welcome outside the funeral home. Media members are asked to park in the commercial parking lot/Dunkin Donuts across the street from the funeral home.

Firefighter Nye, age 72, served as a call firefighter with the Marion Fire Department for 45 years. He responded to and helped extinguish a chimney fire on Point Road shortly before 1 p.m. on Tuesday and then returned home. He suffered what is believed to be a cardiac incident and collapsed early Wednesday morning. Firefighter Nye was transported to Tobey Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.