Jeanne Maude (Powell) Danesi

August 4, 1940 ~ January 3, 2021 (age 80)


Jeanne Maude Danesi

SANTA FE – Mrs. Jeanne Maude Danesi passed from this life Sunday, January 3, 2021.

Jeanne was born on August 4, 1940 in Houston to Dudley and Doris Powell. A junior high football game brought Jeanne and Louis Danesi together and on July 6, 1957 they were married. It was the beginning of a shared beautiful life filled with 7 children. Jeanne loved being a mother but especially loved being a grandmother. Traveling with family or getting together for a special occasion always made her happy. She was a great cook and enjoyed baking, card games, casino trips, sporting events, crocheting, crabbing, and being around people. She worked at the Tupperware company as a manager, she owned Small World Day Care in Texas City, and was a professional baker for many years. Above all, Jeanne loved the Lord. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church where she was active in the Altar Society and Friendship Club. Her devotion to the church helped revive VBS and she served as VBS director for many years. Jeanne was a one-of-a-kind woman and her legacy will forever be cherished.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dudley Powell and Doris Powell Simpson; husband, Louis Danesi; and son, Johnny Danesi.

Survivors include her sons, Anthony Danesi and wife, Kathy, David Danesi and wife, Carolyn, Michael Danesi; daughter-in-law, Nancy Danesi; daughters, Patricia Garmon, Marie Carr and husband, Mike, Kathie Ridlen and husband, Mike; brother, Donald “Keith” Simpson; sister, Carolyn Holland; grandchildren, John Carr, Russell Carr and fiancé, Jamie Ashworth, Adam Carr, Matthew Danesi, Mitchell Danesi and wife, Emily, Jacob Danesi and wife, Mara, Louis Danesi and wife, Taylor, Jeremy Danesi and wife, Tabitha, Leigh Green and husband, Les, Amanda Wagner and husband, Keegan, Ellen Blackwell and husband, Mitch, Shannon Vinson and husband, Patrick, Katie Ridlen and fiancé, Evan Bowen, Shelbie Ridlen, Leighanne Jones and husband, Philip; 17 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Reverend David Harris, Celebrant.

Casketbearers will be her grandsons, John Carr, Russell Carr, Adam Carr, Matthew Danesi, Mitchell Danesi, Jacob Danesi, Louis Danesi and Jeremy Danesi. Honorary bearers will be her granddaughters, Leigh Green, Amanda Wagner, Ellen Blackwell, Shannon Vinson, Katie Ridlen, Shelbie Ridlen and Leighanne Jones.

Visitation will be held from 5 - 7 p.m. Friday at Hayes Funeral Home, 10412 Highway 6, (409) 925-3501, with a Rosary beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Memorials in the form of donations may be made in Jeanne’s name to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, 10114 Highway 6, Hitchcock, TX 77563. A link will be available after the service to live stream.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jeanne Maude (Powell) Danesi, please visit our floral store.


January 8, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hayes Funeral Home Chapel
10412 Highway Six
Hitchcock, Texas 77563

Recitation of the Rosary
January 8, 2021

6:30 PM
Hayes Funeral Home Chapel
10412 Highway Six
Hitchcock, Texas 77563

Funeral Mass
January 9, 2021

10:00 AM
Our Lady of Lourdes
10114 Highway 6
Hitchcock, Texas 77563


Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
10114 Highway 6, Hitchcock TX 77563

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