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Theodore 'Magic' Danet Dead at 74

Sept. 7, 2004 – Theodore "Magic" Danet, 74, died Tuesday morning at the Roy L. Schneider Hospital after a brief illness. Danet was possibly the best-known ambassador of Frenchtown, where he was born and where he spent most of his life.
Last year, in fact, the annual Father's Day celebration was named for him, "Magicsville," where he reigned over the weekend celebration as Father of the Year.
On June 21, Danet celebrated the 44th anniversary of his marriage to Lillian Ann Greaux. They have one son, Theodore Danet III, 28, who goes by "Tippy." He is married and lives in Milwaukee.
Danet has two daughters from a former marriage, Rosemarie Correa and Corinne Smith; a sister, Nancy La Place; and brothers, Rene, John and Leon Danet. He has two grandchildren, Nicolle Correa and Rafael Smith.
Outside of Frenchtown, professionally, Danet is best known for the many years he spent as manager of Kresto-Denia Co., the distributor of Old Milwaukee beer.
He has been honored by the Legislature and inducted into the V.I. Sports Hall of Fame. He's been an active member of Rotary for 20 plus years, where he was a familiar sight at the Arturo Watlington Post Office in Frenchtown, selling Rotary raffle tickets for an SUV. Everybody would stop and chat, and, more often than not, walk off with a raffle ticket.
He also was a member of the American Red Cross, USO Council, V.I. Parole Board, Knights of Columbus and the V.I. Game Fishing Club.
An avid sportsman and baseball player, he liked to tell the story of his connection to Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y, where he is in the record book. In 1989, Danet's St. Thomas "50-and-older" baseball team won the championship in Melder, La. Lots of retired major league players were there, He said the major league players there asked two players from his team and a St. Croix team to join them in a game, the first ever for 50-and-over ex-major leaguers. Danet pinch hit in the game and got his name in the official record.
Danet was a family support staff member of the Davis Funeral Home, where arrangements are pending.

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