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John Thomas Patrick Tansey (1888–1947)

Distinguished Doctor Dies

Dr. John P. Tansey, prominent Catholic physician, who died at his home in Bellevue Hill last Monday, after a long illness, was an ex student of St. Joseph's College, Hunter's Hill.

He was a member of the Royal College of Physicians, Lo don, and a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians. At the time of his death he was senior honorary physician to St. Vincent's and the Mater Misericordiae Hospitals.

Requiem Mass was celebrated at St. Anne's Shrine, Bondi Beach, by the Right Rev. Monsignor P. Haydon, of Canberra. The prayers at the church were read by the Very Rev. Monsignor Walter Hurley, P.P.

Those present at the church and graveside included numerous members of the clergy, over a hundred members of the medical profession, distinguished ex students of St. Joseph's College, representatives of the religious orders, Catholic associations and of Sydney Catholic hospitals.

The chief mourners were Dr. Tansey's widow, Mrs. Mary Tansey, Mr. John Tansey, Misses Joan and Patricia Tansey and Master Peter Tansey. A guard of honor was formed at the gates of the cemetery by boys from the Christian Brothers' College, Waverley, who later formed a guard at the graveside with children from the Holy Innocents' Convent, Croydon.

Dr. Tansey was a brother of the late Father Michael Tansey, formerly parish priest of Croydon. — R.I. P.

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'Tansey, John Thomas Patrick (1888–1947)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 22 May 2024.

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11 May, 1888


10 February, 1947 (aged 58)
Bellevue Hill, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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