Lucille Marie Hansen Maxwell passed away Friday, April 1, 2016, at UTMB Hospital, with her loved ones by her side. She was born in Galveston, TX, on May 2, 1918 and worked as an insurance clerk for American Indemnity Insurance Company for 20 years, retiring in 1986. Lucille volunteered at Kirwin High School Cafeteria and was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America. She also served as a precinct judge for local elections. Lucille loved and avidly followed baseball and the Houston Astros and college football for the schools her children and grandchildren attended (U of H, Texas A&M, and Georgia Tech). She also loved watching city council meetings on TV, especially her grandson, Brian. She loved to read the newspaper daily to keep up with local events. Lucille also loved television game shows. She was devoted to her family – they were her pride and joy. A great cook, Lucille’s crab gumbo was the best around. She was also most proud of being a “BOI,” like her mother before her, who survived the 1900 storm as a small child. Lucille was a lifelong member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and a member of the Altar Society.
Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Sarah Muldoon Hansen; husband of 38 years, Woodrow P. Maxwell, Sr.; sister, Rita Pevoteaux; and brother who predeceased her by 3 days, Thomas (T.J.) Hansen, Sr.
She is survived by her daughter, Lynn Maxwell Gallagher and husband, Greg, of Corpus Christi; sons, Woodrow P. Maxwell, Jr. and wife, Janet, of Galveston; and Wayne L. Maxwell, Sr. and wife, Sydney, of Houston; grandchildren: Brian Maxwell and wife, Katherine, of Galveston; Jennifer Maxwell Harper and husband, Brian, of League City; Heather Maxwell, of Galveston; Wayne Maxwell, Jr., of Houston, and Sean Gallagher of Corpus Christi; great grandchildren: Loraine Maxwell, Megan Maxwell, Ethan Harper, and Carleigh Harper; sister-in-law, Emma Jean Hansen; nephew, Tommy Hansen and wife, Judy; niece, Mary Ann Taylor and husband, Walter; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Lucille’s family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm, Tuesday, April 5th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A rosary will begin at 6:30 pm.
Funeral Mass will be 1:00 pm, Wednesday, April 6th, at St. Patrick Catholic Church with Father EJ Stein as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Oleander Cemetery in Galveston.
Pallbearers will be grandsons: Brian Maxwell, Wayne Maxwell, Jr., Sean Gallagher, and Brian Harper; nephew, Tommy Hansen, Jr.; and cousin, Billy Daigle.
Honorary pallbearers will be Charles (Sonny) Taormina and Ethan Maxwell Harper.
Lucille’s family wishes to extend special thanks to UTMB MICU doctors and nurses; Sigma Home Health; and to Leevon Mitchell for the special care she provided to our mother.
Memorials may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church Restoration Fund, 1010 35th Street, Galveston, TX 77550.