Thomas Joseph "Tommy" Hannie Jr., Ph.D.
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Thomas Joseph Hannie Jr. Ph.D. (Tommy) passed away on February 13, 2021. His final days were spent in the company of his family and friends at his residence in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Tommy graduated from Catholic High School in 1955. He then went on to earn his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. Tommy was a clinical/forensic psychologist for over 30 years in both New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Despite a successful career Tommy's biggest accomplishment was that of being a great father. He was a gregarious soul and a friend to all. Thomas is survived by his loving wife, Rosemary Parkel Hannie, his two sons Mark and Trey Hannie, and his granddaughter, Ella Caroline Hanie.

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Published in The Advocate from Feb. 18 to Feb. 21, 2021.
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February 25, 2021
My condolences to the Rosemary and the rest of the Hannie family. Tom was quite the guy and will be greatly missed.
Steve Mestayer
Friend
February 23, 2021
Tom and I became friends when we realized that each of us was a serious car enthusiast; and over the next ten or so years we met regularly for lunch and never ran out of car things to talk about. Tom was an interesting person who was appreciated and respected by many people; he will not be forgotten.
Skip Besnard
Friend
February 23, 2021
Tommy was already valued for his true friendship for over thirty years. Wish I could have done more. Greg rolling.
February 23, 2021
My Uncle Tommy was very proud of his family/family history. He was a loyal and loving older brother to my father, Johnny, and was very supportive following my father's passing last year. I will always cherish our family gatherings for all holidays, Lebanese meals prepared by my mother, and LSU football games. I will miss his stories of our unique family history immensely.
Julie Hannie
Family
February 23, 2021
It stings a bit to know we will not have the pleasure of Tom's presence at out Baton Rouge Freethinkers' meetings. I really enjoyed his comments, experiences, insight, and attitude he brought to the group, and I am a much richer person for having had the opportunity to know him at all. My deepest condolences.
Bart A. Buckel
Acquaintance
February 22, 2021
Tom participated in our discussion group several times over the past year and we always really enjoyed his contributions. I was especially happy that he had gotten more involved since the Covid experience began. He had been a good friend over the years and I'm so sorry to know that he is no longer with us! He will be missed.
Charlotte Klasson
Friend
February 22, 2021
Rosemary and family, Tom was an intelligent, funny and good member of the world community. He always had useful contributions to our meetings. He will be missed.
Mark Travasos
Friend
February 22, 2021
Rosemary,
You and Tom were very special in Sam's life and mine. I will always treasure Tom's colorful stories about his experiences in his youth. And, the wonderful stories he and Sam shared about poker along with his brother, Johnny.
I enjoyed our time with both of you and the visits to Serops.
Many blessings to you and hope you are doing well. Sam and Tom are with us always.
Jan Breen
Friend
February 21, 2021
Rosemary and the Hannie family - I did not know Tom, but Rosemary’s husband had to have been a very special person. I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Prayers for you all during this difficult time.
Fran Williams
Acquaintance
February 21, 2021
Dear Rosemary, No words can suffice to sooth you when you've lost your best friend and life partner. If I could, I would come give you a huge, loving hug. My thoughts are with you.
Vikki Riggle
Friend
February 20, 2021
Dear Rosemary, Mark and Trey, and family,

Tom was one of my most cherished colleagues. He was brilliant, truth-loving and wise. He understood what it meant to be a scientific psychologist and he embraced everything he did in our profession with a sense of excellence.

Tom was always generous to me and kind in offering his help. From the time I was a newly licensed psychologist in the 80s (he had served as LPA president) to when I served as LPA president just a few years ago, he was a constant source of advice, understanding, and insight. Tom has been invaluable to me as a colleague and friend.

His passing leaves a great void in my life––he cannot be replaced. There is, really, no one like Tom.

I am comforted to know that his extended family embraced him fully in his declining health, because I know how much his family meant to him. I am also grateful that LSU had such a winning season for him before he passed. He told me it was the greatest season of all-time. I believe Tom enjoyed life to the fullest in many ways, and that is some comfort in this loss.

Rosemary, Mark, and Trey, and all the family, you are all in my prayers and my thoughts.

Dr. Julie Nelson
Past President, Louisiana Psychological Association
Baton Rouge & Milton, FL
Dr. Julie Nelson
Friend
February 19, 2021
I knew Tom for the last six or seven years as an enthusiastic and fun pillar of our Baton Rouge Freethinkers group. Tom and I found ourselves at a wake for a mutual friend several years ago and later at a car show at LSU, so we discovered other connections. When I heard of his death, I remembered one of the last times I saw him in person before the pandemic; he offered to sell me his hopped-up V-8 Miata. :D We will miss him and I extend condolences to Rosemary and the rest of Tom’s family.
Ron Sammonds
Friend
February 19, 2021
Having only known him for a few years and always in association with the Unitarian church of Baton Rouge, my observations were limited. But he exemplifies, in my opinion, what Maya Angelo meant which she said “You may not remember what a person said to you, you may not remember what a person did to you, but you will never forget how a person made you feel!” Tom always made be feel valued and appreciated. In turn, he received my respect for his reputation and my admiration for being so kind. Dottie Kelly
Dorothy Kelly
Acquaintance
February 19, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Tom enjoyed life to the fullest and while he will certainly be missed the wonderful memories will be with you forever.
J. Michael Orlesh
Friend
February 19, 2021
Mr. Tom was always a bright soul...he always had interesting conversation to share when I visited my dear friend, his son ,Mark.. Such a good influence on me.
You are loved and will be missed dearly.

Love,
Summer Plauche
Summer Lannes
Friend
February 19, 2021
I grew up as a cousin of Tommy and Johnny's. My Thoughts and Prayers are for the Hannie Family during these sad times. RIP, Tommy
Skipper Rawls, Heathrow, FL
Family
February 18, 2021
Tommy was a wonderful brother to my husband Johnny. He will be remembered fondly by Johnny’s family.
Katherine Hannie
Family
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