Brian J Tansey

brian tansey

December 15, 1959 ~ October 22, 2019

Brian Joseph Tansey, of Edgewater & Manasquan, age 59, passed away on Tuesday October 22, 2019. Originally from Palisades Park. Brian was the son of the late Catherine Rotolo Tansey and Patrick Tansey. Father of the his four legged children, the late Benson, the River Keeper, and Sherri. Brian is survived by his brother, Patrick James "Jimmy" Tansey and sister, Lauren C. Tansey and nephew Lennon Harris Tansey. Nephew of Peter S. Rotolo and Joseph J. Rotolo and cousins Cathy, Peter Clifford, Penny, Joseph, Lyn, and Michelle. Also survived by many other cousins and family. Brian was a graduate of Palisades Park Junior/Senior High School, class of 1977. Brian was a graduate of the University of Miami where he received a BA in Marketing and Communications. Brian was a young entrepreneur. He developed the concept and theme for a unique restaurant with his brother Patrick James Tansey called Dillingers while working for Doremus & Co. Advertising where his expertise guided to a very successful marketing division. Upon leaving Doremus, he joined Geer Dubois as head of several major campaigns at a very young age. While working at Geer Dubois, Brian established AdMento as a part time owner and had to leave his successful career in advertising for his creation of AdMento, which he was the pioneer in setting all the standards high for competitors due to his talents and his creative ability to change the whole standards for an advertising memento for financial 500 companies. Brian was an avid traveler, skier which he was profoundly professional and an avid sailor of the Tanzreefe. He loved to travel to Aruba, France, and Miami and all over the world. The profound effect on his family was an inspiration to us all. The family will receive family and friends on Wed. 10/30 from 4-8pm at the Frank Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home, 327 Main Street, Fort Lee, NJ. The funeral will leave Thurs. 10/31 at 9:30am for a 10am service at St. John's RC Church in Leonia. For more info call 201-944-0100 or”


Funeral Mass: October 31, 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am

St. John R. C. Church
Broad & Harrison Avenue
Leonia, NJ 07605

Visiting: October 30, 2019 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank A. Patti Funeral Directors
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Burial: October 31, 2019 11:30 am - 12:00 am

Madonna Cemetery
2070 Hoefley's Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. Our families have been very close for years. We will miss Brian because he had so much life in him. He lit up a room when he entered and took peoples breathe away. He was funny, charismatic and infectious. It hurts so badly when we lose someone like Brian so early in life, but we can have faith that is sitting next to dear friends and loved ones. He is with his dear sweet mother looking down on us and making our eventual journey something we don't have to fear, but something we can look forward to.

  2. Philly when Jerry rented the buses for Yes and the Stones. My house. Always fun as the young cousin. Many happy fun times. Too many lol. You’ll never be gone always in my world growing up. It was fun. I’ll see you soon

  3. To the family of Brian,
    My heart goes out to you..your always in my prayers.
    When losing someone you Love so much,is a pain that can not be expressed into real with your feelings to get thur the difficult time in your lives.Always remember I'm just a phone call away,
    Love Ruthann

  4. So many stories from my mom about the three of you. She loved you all so much. Through her stories, I feel close to you even though we hadn't spent much time together. It's not too late, so let's do it for Brian. Cheers to a generous, charismatic soul!

  5. Brian I will have a tree planted in your memory. My condolences to Jimmy and Lauren. Rest In Peace

  6. Shine on….you diamond. Your kind heart and soul will be missed. RIP. Condolences to Jimmy and Lauren and the rest of the family for your loss.

  7. Brian, I am so sorry you are gone! I will always remember you and your smile and how happy you made everyone around you feel! You were just a great person to have known. Rest well my friend! This is such terrible said news my friend. I will miss you!

  8. Jimmy and Lauren
    It is devastating to lose a brother or a sister. I lost one of my brothers almost 5 years ago. My sympathies are with you. I am very glad that I was able to spend some time with all three of you last year at the reunion. It was apparent that you all were still close. Take comfort in that and in happy memories from over the years. Brian may you rest in peace.

  9. Words can’t express how I feel for you guys Lauren, Jimmy.. Brian Tansey will be missed tremendously. I learned so much about life just from the short time I had the pleasure of knowing such a great boss, brother, friend.. person.
    Brian I love you man and the sky has been crying ever since God took you home.

  10. I am so sorry to read that you've lost your brother, Jimmy. Losing loved ones is never easy, but in a situation such as yours where the family has been so close-knit, dealing with the loss is even more difficult. I know.

  11. So very sorry for your loss of Brian
    I just learned of it today.
    I've known the family for 40 years and my sincere condolences go to you all
    Frank Saracino

  12. Brian was like my cat who had 9 lives and was supposed to outlive everyone. He loved his family and friends to the fullest. No one was just a client or business partner we were friends. I’ve never known anyone that was so honest, generous and caring to everyone and filled with pure love. There is definitely a tremendous loss in this world with his passing. I treasured being able to call him my friend for so many years.

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