Marion Therese Wrye

Date of Passing:

October 8, 2022

WRYE, MARION THERESE, 76, of Euclid Avenue and formerly of Meadow Avenue, Riverside, passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2022 after a long illness. She was supported by a loving circle of friends and former students.

Born in Surrey, England, Marion was the daughter of late Charles and Bridget (Giblin) Wrye. The family immigrated in 1947 aboard the Queen Mary to Canada, moved to Maine and finally to Rhode Island. She graduated from her beloved Hope High School, became a US citizen and eventually received her Master’s Degree in English Literature from the University of Rhode Island.

Ms. Wrye taught high school English at St. Mary Academy-Bay View in Riverside for 35 years before retiring. She was devoted to her students and a master teacher of writing on all levels, including AP courses. Many of her students won writing awards in the state and national ranks. Ms.Wrye had several articles published in the NCTE English Journal and local newspapers. She had a memoir, poetry, a grammarix, and several essays in the works before she took ill. She was engaging, genuinely interested in other people’s stories, loved her students and teaching.

Ms. Wrye is loved and remembered by a family of long-time friends and many students.

Friends and alumnae are invited to a memorial service for Marion at the St. Mary Academy-Bay View Chapel, 3070 Pawtucket Avenue, Riverside, RI 02915, on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 10 a.m. There will be prayers, a formal eulogy and some time allotted for attendees to share observations and memories.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Marion’s memory may be made to the St. Mary Academy-Bay View Scholarship Fund.

Online Condolences


  1. Marion you were a neighbor and friend living across the street from you on Meadow Ave was a gift. I loved talking to you and sharing stories. You will be forever in my heart and my mind. Rest in peace my friend

  2. Mrs Wrye was an amazing woman and teacher who permanently changed my life for the better. All of her students were so blessed. May you rest in peace.

  3. Thank you Ms Wrye for encouraging us to think deeply & find ways to share our “galaxy of ideas.”

    You helped me reign in my enthusiasm & you taught us women how to use our voices.

    You encouraged me to attend a local poet reading with former poet laureate Robert Pinsky & to write to him after. This helped me recognize the power in self expression. Mostly you were so yourself & you let us be ourselves at a formative time in adolescence. Thank you

  4. The most supportive and uplifting teacher I’ve had the pleasure of learning from at Bay View. Her classes were always a blast and some of my fondest memories with my friends from Bay View were in her classroom with her. She had such a sense of humor and a contagious laugh. She will be greatly missed.

  5. Ms Wrye was a wonderful teacher and instilled not only skills, but also the love of writing and reading. I remember fondly the plants in her classroom, our letters to Gore, and the holding she provided on 9/11/01 in her early morning classroom. She will be so surely missed and thought of so fondly.

  6. Ms. Wrye left a beautiful legacy of students who love to read and know how to write. I owe her greatly.

  7. So sad to hear about the passing of a beloved woman. I didn’t know Ms. Wrye for very long, but she really stepped up during the most difficult time in my life when my dad passed away unexpectedly my senior year of high school. I was amazed how easily we formed a bond. Rest peacefully in the arms of Jesus, dear lady ?❤️

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