Thomas Nye, Firefighter
Marion Fire Department Marion, Massachusetts
Thomas Nye, 72, responded to the fire around 1 p.m. Tuesday and went back home. He collapsed the next morning of what is believed to be a cardiac incident, according to Marion fire officials. Nye was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Nye was married with two sons, a grandfather to five and a great-grandfather to one.
Nye was a Vietnam veteran who worked as a mechanic during his military career.
Marion Fire Department Chief Brian Jackvony said, “Firefighter Nye was a proud firefighter who served our community with distinction. We are a (volunteer) 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.