Joseph Thomas Tansey

joseph tansey

July 15, 1981 ~ March 30, 2021

Tansey, Joseph Thomas age 39, of Hackensack, born and raised in Edgewater, passed on Tuesday March 30, 2021. A graduate of Leonia High School Class of 1999, he was a Carpenter for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local #253 for the past decade and a half. He loved children and loved helping people. He was a man of his word.

Beloved son of Thomas and Ann Tansey. Cherished brother of Patrick Tansey, Michael Tansey and his fiancé Iris. Adored uncle of Renata and Isabella. He will be missed by many cousins especially his buddy Michael Rae.

The family will receive their friends on Tuesday 4-8 pm at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. The funeral will leave Wednesday at 11 AM for the celebration of his funeral mass in Holy Rosary RC Church at 11:30am . For condolences, directions, or information (201) 944-0100 or


Mass: April 7, 2021 11:30 am

Holy Rosary RC Church
26 Edgewater Place
Edgewater, NJ 07020

Visitation: April 6, 2021 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Burial: April 7, 2021 12:45 pm

George Washington Memorial Park
Paramus & Century Roads
Paramus, NJ 07653-0021

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  1. An all around great guy who would help anyone in need. Rest in eternal peace Joey.. My condolences to the entire Tansey Family.

  2. No words can express how sad this is. I will always have great memories of Joey. Please accept my sincerest condolences and know you are all in my prayers.

  3. I had the fortunate experience of having Joe as a classmate of mine at Bergen Catholic His personality was larger than life. My loving thoughts are with his entire family as they process this heartbreaking loss. “Go in peace to where chains will never bind you.

    Ryan B Smith
    Maywood NJ

  4. A Man from Edgewater, who truly embodied what Edgewater was all about, you will be greatly missed, and always thought of. Rest easy my friend.

  5. Joey was a wonderful, genuine soul, who touched countless lives and was there in my corner when I needed it most. You will be greatly missed buddy. Rest in Paradise

  6. My deepest condolences to the Tansey family. It's been a while since I last saw Joe but some memories of him quickly come to mind. He and I would smile and shake are heads during pop warner football at Cliffside Park #6 school when Joe's dad would yell at us for goofing off or when he would try to pump us up before a game. Another memory that comes to mind is during freshman football practice at BC. It was while I was returning a punt. Joe caught me by surprise and knocked me clean off my feet. He greeted me with a smile while I was on the ground collecting my thoughts about what just happened. He will be missed. Rest in peace buddy.

  7. My Deepest sympathy to the Tansey Family, for the loss of your son Joey. I pray that all the wonderful memories you made with him will help ease your pain through this most difficult time. Rest in peace young man.

  8. I love you Joey!! I will cherish all the time we spent together and carry you and our memories with me forever. I will never forget you – our bond is unbreakable. You will always be in my heart and I will make you proud ❣️ Love your forever “buddy” Micheal.

  9. My sincere sympathy for your loss. I was amazed to see how much you son looks like you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Tom.

    Joe & Family

  10. My sincere condolences to the Tansey family during this extremely difficult time. I was a next door neighbor for over 18 years and watched the boys grow up. We have had many backyard BBQs and other fun family events. This is so very sad. Rest In Peace Joe.

  11. Our deepest condolences to the Tansey family. We have always felt very close to your family and your loss of Joey has deeply saddened us. You will all remain in our prayers.

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