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Danny Gabriel

February 22, 1954 ~ October 14, 2017 (age 63)

Danny Ray Gabriel, 63, of Houston, TX, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital in the Woodlands, due to a stroke. Danny was born in Houston, TX on February 22, 1954 to Martin Joseph and Betty Ruth (Pereira) Gabriel of Warrenton, TX.


Danny grew up on a dairy farm, along with three brothers and two sisters. He attended La Grange High School and later worked as a Machinist/Mechanic for Dean Word Construction, La Grange Ford, Landell/Hunting, and Wyman Gordon. He loved building and racing custom motorcycles, beer, and football. He had a great sense of humor and loved making people laugh in a way only he could.


Danny is survived by father Martin Gabriel, Sr., daughter Christy Zarrabi, wife of Amir (Nick) Zarrabi of Houston, TX and son Derek Gabriel of Houston; sister Sandra Polasek, wife of Glenn Polasek of La Grange, TX, three brothers:  Martin, husband of Terry Gabriel of La Grange, Larry of Warrenton, and Michael, husband of Cathy Gabriel of Cypress, TX, along with several nieces and nephews. Also survived by former spouse Rita Ferguson, wife of Randal Ferguson of Houston. He was preceded in death by his mother, sister Sharon Mertz, and nephew Baby Lynn Gabriel.


A memorial service will be held at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home in La Grange on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 10:00 am. Ashes will be interred by close family at a later date in the Florida Chapel Cemetery, Round Top, TX. Because of Danny’s fondness for animals, memorial contributions may be made to the Gardenia E. Janssen Animal Shelter, 240 Svoboda Lane, La Grange, TX 78945.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Gardenia E. Janssen Animal Shelter
240 Svoboda Lane, La Grange TX 78945

 Service Information

Memorial Service
October 21, 2017

10:00 AM
Fayette Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory
967 E. Colorado Street
La Grange, TX 78945

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