John Tansey

John P Tansey

Thursday, November 28th, 1946 - Friday, February 15th, 2019
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John P. Tansey died Friday February 15, 2019 at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ. He was 72.
John was born on November 28, 1946, a son to the late Margaret (Quigley) and Thomas Tansey in Newark, NJ where he lived until moving to Gillette, NJ in 1973. He has lived in Warren, NJ since 1992, and Sarasota, FL since 2011.
He was a graduate from Newark Technical School and worked as a Steam Fitter for Local 475 for 50 years retiring in 2008.
John was a proud US Marine serving during the Vietnam War.
John loved to play golf, especially at the VA in Bernardsville, and Sarasota.
He had a passion and talent for wood working especially building custom cabinets and chests for his home and the homes of his children. Most important he was devoted to his family especially his grandchildren.
He was pre deceased by his sister Rosemary, and his niece Sarah Emery.
John is survived by his wife of 50 years Frances C. (Hearn) Tansey, 2 daughters Kimberly Fecteau and Emily D. Jenkinson, his grandchildren J.T. Fecteau, Cathleen Jenkinson and Thomas Jenkinson, his brother Thomas and his children Meghan, Michael and Katie, his sister Peggie Tansey and Kathy Emery and her son John.
Visitation will be Tuesday, February 19, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Valley Memorial Funeral Home 1012 Valley Rd., Gillette. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday February 20, 2019 at St. Vincent de Paul RC Church in Stirling, NJ with Fr. Richard Carton officiating. Disposition is private. In Lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to Halifax Health Florida -Hospice Ormond Beach Care Center at For more information and online condolences visit
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Valley Memorial Funeral Home
    1012 Valley Rd
    GILLETTE, NJ 07933
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Valley Memorial Funeral Home
    1012 Valley Rd
    GILLETTE, NJ 07933
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Vincent de Paul R.C. Church
    Bebout Ave
    STIRLING, NJ 07980
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Father Richard Carton
  • Interment



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Kathy Lucy

Posted at 05:52pm
I was so sorry to hear of John's death. I will always remember his kindness and will think of John everytime I make his mothers Irish Soda Bread. My sincere condolences to his family.

Carol Miller

Posted at 10:02am
John was the best! Kind, generous, warm and encouraging... always ready to lend a hand, make you smile, always welcome in his home.. He was the role model for husband, dad and grandfather. It's so sad to say goodbye, but we will hold him in our hearts and memories forever. Hugs to Fran, Kim, Emily, JT, Thomas and Cathleen
Love Carol & Ben Miller, Maggie, Steve and Connor Steve Hipsher

Michelle Hilke

Posted at 08:47pm
I’m so sorry to hear of John’s passing. I have fond memories of him at barbecues at the home of my in-laws. He was just an all-around nice person and our family truly enjoyed his company. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Fran.

Jeanne Dunning

Posted at 09:44am
John was a kind, sweet soul that I was lucky enough to get to know over the last few years. It doesn't matter if you knew him for 30 years or 5 minutes, he still put the same stamp on your heart. He will forever be remembered to me as someone who cared beyond measure, gave without question and loved his family beyond words. We are all so lucky to have known him.

Kathy Pat and John

Posted at 09:07am
We are thinking of you all during this difficult
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