Douglas A. Nye, 68

Oct 7, 2023

MARION – Douglas A. Nye, 68, of Marion, passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2023, in Plymouth Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Plymouth. He was the husband of the late Joanne M. (Boys) Nye.

Dougie was born in Wareham on December 16, 1954, and lived in Marion all of his life. He graduated from Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School in 1973.

Douglas worked as a Welder in the Facility Department at Tabor Academy for 30 years.

He dedicated his life to public service and selflessly gave himself to the Marion Fire Department where he served for over 40 years and was Captain of Engine #1. His love for work and family was evident to anyone that knew him, always showing up for both whenever called.

He was a member of the Marion Fire Association. He loved playing guitar, listening to music, and never missed a Nascar race. His fondest memories include these three loves, and spending time sitting on the back deck at his brother, Natie’s home.

Survivors include his mother, Rosalind (Abreu) Nye of Marion; 2 sons, Douglas A. Nye, Jr. of ME and Ryan C. Nye of New Bedford; 3 brothers, Nate Nye and his wife, Jody, Steve Nye and his wife, Heidi and Chris Nye and his wife, April all of Marion; his step children, Christopher McCra, Robert McCra, Steven (McCra) Slater and his husband Sean Slater of E. Providence, RI, Angela Cathcart and Keith Cathcart; grandsons, Henry William Nye of New Bedford and Brandon Wilbur; granddaughters, McCayla Dupont and Destany Galary; several nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his father, Nathan B. Nye, Sr.

Visiting hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2023 at Chapman Funerals & Cremations – WAREHAM, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham.

His graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 20, 2023 at Evergreen Cemetery, Marion.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472 or to the Dementia Society, P.O. Box 610, Doylestown, PA 18901.