Gene Hardy

November 29, 1936 - July 4, 2022

Gene Hardy, 85, of Port Arthur, went to meet his Lord and Savior on Monday, July 4, 2022.

He was born in Port Arthur, Texas, on November 29, 1936. He was the son of Leed and Eunice Hardy. He attended St. James Catholic School and graduated from Bishop Byrne High School in 1955. He married his high school sweetheart, Mary Pinell Hardy in 1956, and were married 66 years. While raising their 6 children in Nederland, he was an active member of St. Charles Catholic Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Cursillo Movement, and the St. Charles ACTS Retreat. He began his career by becoming a member of Pipefitter’s Local 195. He worked in construction his entire career.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Hardy, of Port Arthur, Texas; brother L.J. Hardy, of Nederland, Texas; daughters, Penny Work and husband, Billy, of Lumberton, Texas; Dana Huff and husband, Rex, of Nederland, Texas; Tandi Waite and husband, Eddie, of Nederland, Texas; Mendy Romero and husband, Eddie, of Nederland, Texas; son, Gene Hardy and wife, Dianne, of Buna, Texas; daughter-in-law, Nicole Lopez Hardy, of Nederland, Texas; seventeen grandchildren; and seventeen great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Leed and Eunice Hardy; sister, Ruby Hardy; and son, Brad Hardy.

The love of his family and faith was most important to him. But he always loved watching a good Bulldogs football game, and playing a round of golf daily.

A special thank you to Hospice Plus, and his two caregivers, Marianna Medoza and Sabina Perez, who were our angels.

A gathering of Mr. Hardy’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, July 7, 2022, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 8, 2022, at St. Charles Catholic Church, 211 Hardy Avenue, Nederland, with his interment to follow at Memory Gardens of Jefferson County.


Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • July 7, 2022
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • July 7, 2022
  • 5:30 pm

Mass of Christian Burial

St. Charles Catholic Church
  • 211, Hardy Ave, Nederland, TX, 77627,
  • July 8, 2022
  • 10:30 am


Memory Gardens of Jefferson County
  • 3098, Highway 69 N, Nederland, TX, 77627,
  • July 8, 2022

Comments (7)

    Ken Reed says:

    Hi Gene, I always enjoyed your dad being around the baseball park for NA Little League. He was one of our All Star coaches. Really great man. I’m sorry to hear of his passing, but he is in a better place now and wouldn’t come back if he could. Prayers for your family.
    Take Care and Prayers,

    Ken & Cherylle Reed

    Earl and Annette Richard says:

    Mary and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Gene was a great guy. I have missed our visits at golf course the last few years.

    Glenn and Janet Johnson says:

    Penny/Billy and families,
    Penny, we are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you as you walk this difficult path. May you all find comfort in the Lord, family and friends.????????????????

    Donnie Nelson says:

    Sending thoughts and prayers with Billy and Penny, and the rest of the family during this difficult time.

    Scott Drake says:

    Gene / Tandi,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Never met your father but have never heard anything but praise about him and his character. Will keep you and your family in my prayers.

    Kenneth and Sue Lindeman says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of this special man. I know he was so special to each family member. May God give each one special strength and peace. Prayers !
    We love you, Kenneth (Goob ) and Sue

    Debbie Laird Walker says:

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

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