T.J. Hansen of Galveston, Texas passed away March 29, 2016 at home surrounded by loved ones. He was the son of Andrew and Sara Muldoon Hansen, born in Galveston on December 5th, 1929. T.J. married the love of his life, Emma Jean Wells (Emmy) in 1950 at St. Patrick’s Church in Galveston. They recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.
T.J. is survived by his wife, Emmy; their son, Tommy (Judy) of Bayou Vista; their grandson, Trey (Tiffany) of Bayou Vista and the great-granddaughter he had always hoped for, Randie Michelle. He is also survived by his sister, Lucille Maxwell of Galveston; nephews, Woodrow Maxwell, Jr. (Janet) of Galveston and Wayne Maxwell (Sidney) of Houston; nieces, Lynn Gallagher (Greg) of Corpus Christi, Mary Ann Taylor (Walter) of La Marque, Texas and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Rita Pevoteaux.
T.J. was of Catholic faith and a member of the Holy Family Parish in Galveston. He attended St. Patrick’s School and Kirwin High School. He was employed by Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Galveston as a driver/salesman for 22 years. In 1972 he became owner of Leo’s Drive-in in La Marque, which was renowned in the area. He operated the business until his retirement in 1985. T.J. was a lifetime member of Knights of Columbus Council #787.
Family meant everything to T.J. He was well liked by all and everyone that knew him appreciated his charm and quick wit which he maintained to the end. The family would like to thank Dr. Nancy Hughes and her staff for their special care of T.J.
T.J.’s family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm, Thursday, March 31st, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A rosary will begin at 6:30 pm.
Funeral Mass will be 1:00 pm, Friday, April 1st, at St. Patrick Catholic Church with Father Richard Goodin, OFM, as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock.
Pallbearers are Trey Hansen, Wayne Maxwell, Brian Maxwell, Ricky Voigt, Michael Miller and Michael Gonzalez. Woodrow Maxwell, Jr. and Mickey Grove are honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Texas Equusearch at P. O. Box 395; Dickinson, Texas 77539.