JoAnn Patricia Doody Hymel passed away peacefully on Friday, September 25, 2020 at the age of 76. She was happily married to Ray Gerard Hymel for 51 years. She had four daughters: Celeste Marie Hymel Powell (Tony), Lisa Ann Hymel Thompson (Dennis), Laura Therese Hymel Tran (Johnny), and Ellen Patricia Hymel Gassen (Ross). She loved and supported all of her grandchildren in their many activities: Bryce Aaron Powell, Isabella Grace Powell, Leah Catherine Thompson, Lexa Ann Thompson, Lena Marie Thompson, Ethan Ray Thompson, Kolby Devin King, Kyler Reece King, Johnny Van Tran, Sarah Michelle Gassen, Blake Matthew Gassen, and Claire Marie Gassen. JoAnn was preceded in death by her loving parents, Hilda Mary Surgi Doody and Joseph John Doody; and her brothers, Edwin Doody and Jimmy Doody.
JoAnn was a retired English teacher from St. Charles Parish, as well as a loving mother and grandmother. She was a devout Catholic who shared her faith through the church catechism program and in-home prayer groups and rosaries. She enjoyed reading, theatre, traveling, and going on religious pilgrimages.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Services at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 1 Rectory Ln. Hahnville, LA 70057 on Friday, October 2, 2020. Visitation will be at the church beginning at 9:00 am with a Mass starting at 11:00 am followed by interment in St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery in Destrehan, LA. Due to state guidelines, masks are required at all times. Online condolences may be offered at www.gardenofmemoriesmetairie.com.