Leo H Mencacci, III

Died: November 15, 2016
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Leo H. Mencacci, III died November 15 at his home in Galveston, with his family at his bedside. He was 65. Throughout his battle with cancer – and as a long-time Aggie supporter – Leo believed you “never lost a game…rather you just ran out of time.”

A Galveston native, Leo graduated O’Connell High School and attended Galveston College. Leo was a highly-respected leader in the maritime industry. He began his career with Flood & Calvert and then continued his career in the maritime industry with Bay Houston Towing Company for almost 35 years, until his death. During his career, he also served his community as President of the Galveston Propeller Club, was honored as the club’s “Man of the Year”, and was an active member of the Knights of Columbus.

Even though the maritime industry was his professional “life”, Leo made his life complete by being an integral part of his daughters’ high school activities at O’Connell, college activities at Texas A&M University, and most recently enjoying his two precious grandsons. In addition to his love for anything related to the Aggies, Leo looked forward to hunting with his co-workers and friends and fishing with his brothers and son-in-laws.

Preceded in death by his father, Leo H. Mencacci, Jr., Leo is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sherry Nelson Mencacci; his mother, Loretta Mencacci; daughters Amanda Kristen Covert and Shelly Marie Delaney; son-in laws, Brent Michael Covert and Jonathan Robert Delaney; grandsons, Cade Michael Covert and Casen Henry Covert; and step-granddaughter, Brianna Delaney.

Leo is also survived by four sisters and four brothers: Sonia Price (Chuck), Hedy Howell (Joe), Marcia Rouse (Fred), and Monica Bear (Randy); brothers – Mark Mencacci (Leslie), Frank Mencacci (Donna), Malcolm Mencacci (Melanie), and Dennis Mencacci (Cindy), as well as 16 nieces and nephews and 15 grand-nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin at 5pm on Monday, November 21, with a Rosary at 6.30pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 14th and Broadway. A funeral Mass will be held at 10am, Tuesday, November 22nd at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with burial immediately following at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Galveston.

Pallbearers will be Mark Mencacci, Frank Mencacci, Malcolm Mencacci, Dennis Mencacci, Brent Covert, Jonathan Delaney, Don Suderman, and Paul Bohn. Honorary pallbearers are Craig Tremonte, Joe Maffei, Wayne Byrd, Dennis Byrd, Sr., and Michael Bussey.

Contributions may be made to the Galveston Propeller Club, Maritime Scholarship Fund in Leo’s name and mailed to P.O. Box 1115, Galveston, Texas 77553.

Leo was a true “people person” – a gentleman who treated everyone he met with respect. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time with family and friends. It was his “happy place.” Leo loved his family more than life itself. He beamed with intense pride when speaking of his beautiful wife and daughters, his son-in-laws, and his grandsons. Leo Mencacci will be remembered for being a genuine, wise, loving, respectful, loyal and tirelessly-brave gentleman. He will be missed by all who knew him.

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, November 21, 2016

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Sacred Heart Catholic Church


1302 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Service Information

Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Time: 10:00 am

Sacred Heart Catholic Church


1302 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Time: 11:15 am

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


2506 65th Street, Galveston, TX, 77551

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Date: Monday, November 21, 2016

Time: 6:30 pm

Sacred Heart Catholic Church


1302 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Died: November 15, 2016

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Art Bowen posted on 11/30/-1

My very deepest condolences to the Mencacci family. Leo was a good man and the world a better place with him in it.


Peter Villarreal posted on 11/30/-1

Condolences & Rememberances to Sherry & Mencacci Family. A Wonderful, Kind, Considerate Gentleman & Friend Always. Nancy Sunseri & Peter Villarreal


Dickie Balfour posted on 11/30/-1

I will always remember the great times Leo and I had as youngsters. My condolences to the entire Mencacci family.


Kimberly Bachmeier & Steve Whitcher posted on 11/30/-1

I wish I knew the words to ease your pain. Please know that our hearts and prayers are with you all. May you find peace knowing that Leo is with our Lord- he is made whole again and he suffers no longer. May we all be so blessed at the end of our time here on Earth. Much love, Kim, Steve and family


Beau Johnson posted on 11/30/-1

You will be missed Mr. Mencacci, Rest in Peace.


Don Nicolini posted on 11/30/-1

If Leo was your friend, he was your friend for life--through thick and thin--Leo was there. My life was enhanced because Leo was my friend. Sherri, may God bless you and all the Mencacci's.....Don


Lonny Carney posted on 11/30/-1

Condolences to the family of my friend Leo. I worked with Leo for a few years. Always great to work with. What an awesome fellow. He will be missed. God Bless


Erin and Bill Alexander posted on 11/30/-1

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this difficult time. Leo was a good man and will be sorely missed by his family and friends. God bless him and may he rest in peace.


Anthony landmann posted on 11/30/-1

I knew Leo through work he did for Amoco. You have our sympathy and prayers for your loss. We have great memories of visiting Galveston and enjoying the great food and company there with Leo.


Sherry Rourke Chipman posted on 11/30/-1

Dear Sherry, Loretta and entire Mencacci family, My deepest sympathy for the loss of Leo. He was a wonderful, kind and caring man. I look back on all the great times our families had together and praise God for having you in our lives. My prayers will be with you. Love, Sherry Rourke Chipman


Gene & Gail West posted on 11/30/-1

Our condolences to the Mencacci family. We are saddened by the passing of our brother, Leo. May God lay his healing hand on Leo's mother, Loretta and bless the Mencacci family.