Melanie Taylor Mencacci

April 18, 1961 - March 17, 2019
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Melanie Taylor Mencacci passed away at her home on Sunday, March 17, 2019.  She was born on April 18, 1961, at St. Mary’s Infirmary to Anita Menotti Taylor and Joe Max Taylor. She attended Our Lady of Guadalupe Elementary School and graduated from O’Connell High School in 1979.  Melanie began her higher education at Galveston College and continued on to attend The University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing to receive her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  She worked at UTMB from the time of her graduation until she retired in March of 2017, after working there for 35 years. She worked in numerous departments including pediatrics ICU, diabetes patient education, care management, bed placement center, TDC scheduling and care management, and then she ended her career as the director of transportation, laundry, and bed placement center.

Melanie met Malcolm Joseph Mencacci in high school and began dating shortly after that. They married in Galveston at St. Patrick’s Church on June 11, 1982. They welcomed their son, Malcolm Joseph Mencacci Jr. in August of 1984. Almost 3 years later they had their daughter, Megan Lynn Mencacci in April of 1987. Their family was complete with their boy and girl. Melanie loved being a nurse and helping others. Malcolm worked in the wholesale beer industry and won many incentives which allowed them to travel to Mexico several times, a cruise to the Bahamas, and a trip to Germany. They loved the island and all of the festivities it had to offer, including Mardi Gras.

Beyond work, Melanie had so many talents, and her home was a favorite gathering place for many holidays.  She decorated her home for every celebration and learned to do many things that made every holiday a joy.  Nothing was too difficult for her.  She could hang wallpaper, install tile, paint furniture, embroider, and her latest craft was vinyl and sewing projects for her loved ones. When the family parties got too large for her parents to have, she stepped in and took over the big dinners and celebrations. She was a wonderful cook, and she and Malcolm often worked side by side preparing a wonderful feast for Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter. She established a family tradition of the family pajama picture at Christmas.

Melanie and Malcolm’s love of the water was evident in the time they spent fishing and hanging out at the Galveston Boat Club. Melanie loved her family, and with the addition of grandchildren, Raymond “RT” and Ryker, her name became Nonnie. Her time spent with them was treasured and she enjoyed being a very hands-on Nonnie. She was happiest surrounded by family and friends in her beautifully decorated home. She will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.

Melanie was preceded in death by her father, Joe Max Taylor, who adored her and she adored him as well.  She was grief stricken by his recent death.  Also preceding her was her father-in law, Leo Mencacci, Sr.; her brother-in-law, Leo Jr.; her maternal grandparents, Louis and Eleanor Menotti; and paternal grandparents, Britt and Bonnie Taylor.

Melanie is survived by her loving husband, Malcolm J. Mencacci; her son, Malcolm Jr, and his fiancé, Danica Titus; daughter, Megan Mencacci Reyes and her husband, Cory Willis; her mother, Anita Taylor; and mother-in-law, Loretta Mencacci.  Also surviving Melanie are her sister, Melissa (Missy) Taylor Cameron and her husband, Phillip, of Austin, TX; brothers Joe Max Taylor, Jr. of Texas City, TX, and Troy Menotti Taylor and wife, Susan Fooks Taylor, of Houston, TX.

Melanie is also survived by Malcolm’s family: sisters, Sonia Price and husband Chuck, Hedy Howell and husband Joe, Marcia Rouse and husband Fred, Monica Bear and husband Randy; brothers, Dennis Mencacci and wife Cindy, Frank Mencacci and wife Donna, Mark Mencacci and wife Leslie, and sister-in law, Sherry Mencacci, with whom she spent many evenings; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Other survivors are Loretta Menotti Perez, her aunt, and Jennifer Perez, her cousin, with whom she was very close.

Melanie’s family will receive visitors beginning at 1:00 pm, Friday, March 22, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home.  A memorial service will begin at 3:00 pm at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Access Care of Coastal Texas, 707 23rd Street, Galveston, TX 77550, or to the Galveston Island Humane Society, 6814 Broadway, Galveston, TX 77554.

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Date: Friday, March 22, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Date: Friday, March 22, 2019

Time: 3:00 pm

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3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Galveston Island Humane Society

Phone: 409.740.1919

6814 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77554
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Aids Coalition of Coastal Texas, Inc.

Phone: 409-763-2437

707 Tremont
Galveston, Texas 77550


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Born: April 18, 1961
November 30, 2006
San Luis Salute – Mardis Gras
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Died: March 17, 2019

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DougM posted on 5/6/19

May God’s peace and comfort be with you (2Co1:3-4) The resurrection🌹hope is certain (John5:28) Soon- no more death (Rev21:3-4) (JW.Org)


DERICK L PITTMAN posted on 3/26/19

Totally Sorry for such a spirit lost.I enjoyed working and meeting you during my service at UTMB Transportation Dept REST IN PEACE REST IN PEACE PITTMAN FAMILY


Rhonda Campos posted on 3/26/19

My prayers and thoughts are with the Taylor and Mencacci families. It is with great sadness that I learned of Melanie's passing. I worked with Melanie at UTMB from when she worked as a floor nurse to when she became Director of Care Management and Laundry. She was a very good Director of Care Management and treated us with respect and equality. Melanie was very good to me. She is missed. May the Lord Jesus Christ grant you comfort and peace.


Kriste , Bill and Billy Garrison posted on 3/24/19

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Terry and Ruby Jensen posted on 3/23/19

We are saddened by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Terry and Ruby Jensen.


David R. Lee posted on 3/23/19

My condolences to Malcom and his family.


Dolores Maness Barron posted on 3/23/19

No words to express my sympathy to Melanie's family. May God be with you at this stressful time and in the future as you struggle to recover from the last weeks of terrible loss.


Nancy Ritzmann posted on 3/22/19

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Such a beautiful and wonderful person. No words can express the sadness we all feel at this time. Your friend. Nancy Ritzmann


Sherri Jones posted on 3/22/19

I hope you find peace by your dad's side. I hope your family finds peace in knowing you are no longer in pain. Blessing to you and your family.


Jason Hubbell and family posted on 3/22/19

In memory of Melanie Taylor Mencacci, Jason Hubbell and family lit a candle


Susie Mott posted on 3/22/19

Rest well Melanie. Love you and will miss you much.


Kathy Machok posted on 3/22/19

Melanie was an amazing woman and sweet, funny, and wonderful friend. It was an honor to work for her for 10 years at UTMB. Her memory will live on in those who knew and loved her. My prayers for peace to her family during this difficult time.


Sherri Jones posted on 3/22/19

May you find peace at your dad's side. I know you loved him dearly. May your family also find peace knowing you are no longer in pain. Blessings to you all. Sherri Felts-Jones


Danny Dundee posted on 3/22/19

In memory of Melanie Taylor Mencacci, Danny Dundee lit a candle


Paula Ewald posted on 3/22/19

We are so sorry for your loss of sweet Melanie. Prayers are with you Malcolm and the entire family as you grieve and move forward. God Bless you all. With Heartfelt sympathies, David and Paula Ewald.


ANITA & TONY GALICIA posted on 3/21/19

My thoughts, sympathy and many prayers for healing and strength are with you and your family.


Darrell A Apffel posted on 3/21/19

Malcolm and Mrs Taylor and Family, Pam and I are sooo sorry for your deep loss. We loved her and will miss her. May she Rest In Peace and may each of you find peace in the days ahead. God Bless!! Pam and Darrell Apffel


Joe/Debbie Incalcaterra posted on 3/21/19

We are still in shock. You were so caring and loving to all you met. You have definitely left a hole in our hearts. May you Rest In Peace my sweet friend. Until we meet again. Sending prayers to your family. Love and miss you, Joe and Debbie Incalcaterra


Anne Broom Silvertooth posted on 3/21/19

Prayers for you all, from the entire Broom family. She was such an amazing person who has touched so many hearts and has changed so many lives with her amazing soul. Her soul lives on in eternal happiness that can't be taken away.


Sandra Harrison Low posted on 3/21/19

In memory of Melanie Taylor Mencacci, Sandra Harrison Low lit a candle


Sandra Harrison Low posted on 3/21/19

My Thoughts and Prayers for everyone


Michelle Hartnett Hopkins posted on 3/21/19

Sending prayers for peace and comfort for all of the family and friends. Rest in Paradise Melanie we will meet again.


Michelle Marchand Glayzer posted on 3/21/19

So shocked and saddened to hear this. My prayers and condolences to the family.


Lisa Dambra posted on 3/21/19

My Thoughts and Prayers for the Entire Family durning this very difficult time.


Margaret posted on 3/21/19

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I worked with Melanie at UTMB, she was a wonderful and kind person.


John Williams posted on 3/21/19

Malcolm and Family, Words can't express my deepest sorrow for you all. The entire Williams family will be praying for you all. Hug everyone close. John "Yams" Williams


Rose Martine Simpton posted on 3/21/19

I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and your family .


Patsy DeSalvo posted on 3/21/19

My prayers are with you all. May this beautiful and loving woman rest in our Lords arms. My condolences to you Malcolm and all of the Mencacci and Taylor families. God Bless you All.


Patti Morrow Schwartz posted on 3/21/19

My deepest condolences to the Mencacci and Taylor family. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.


Peggy Kahla Shamburger posted on 3/21/19

In memory of Melanie Taylor Mencacci, Peggy Kahla Shamburger lit a candle


Peggy Kahla Shamburger posted on 3/21/19

So sorry for your loss, Praying for the family.


Connie Maffei posted on 3/20/19

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. The Maffei’s


Andrea Sunseri posted on 3/20/19

Melanie will always be remembered as the wonderful person who looked after and cared about all those around her. So giving and so appreciated by all who knew her. Rest In Peace Special Lady. Carroll, Andrea, Carolyn and Stephanie will always keep you in our hearts and prayers.


Debi Colelli Schneider posted on 3/20/19

Malcom, our thoughts and prayers go out to you in your time of grief. We are so sorry for your loss. We love you and your family. Debi Colelli-Schneider & Family


Carmen Rodriguez posted on 3/20/19

Melanie, you were always such a great friend to run into. You were always so sweet and had that beautiful smile. You will be missed! May you Rest In Eternal Peace! Love you! Carmen Rodriguez


Kayla Polidori posted on 3/20/19

In memory of Melanie Taylor Mencacci, Kayla Polidori lit a candle


Gace Mora posted on 3/20/19

My deepest condolences for the loss of your beautiful Melanie. We worked at UTMB. I have beautiful memories of her. May God's love and peace fill your hearts. Rest in God's presence Melanie.❤


Mike & Ann Hightower posted on 3/20/19

Our Thoughts and Prayers to you And the family. May God give you strength. Mike & Ann Hightower


Torando M Cazar posted on 3/20/19

So very sorry prayers for the family.... I lived about 3 houses down from her for about 2 years and always saw her at work...Praying for family and friends. .


Becky Collier posted on 3/20/19

In memory of Melanie Taylor Mencacci, Becky Collier lit a candle


Becky Collier posted on 3/20/19

The tidal wave of grief that has swept this island is deafening with a silence only heard by the breaking of hearts. Melanie will live on in all those of us who knew and loved her. My thoughts are now with Malcolm ,his love for Melanie everlasting. May God keep Malcolm & his family wrapped in his mercy during this difficult time.


Billy and Brenda Barham posted on 3/20/19

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.


Mike forsell posted on 3/20/19

Sending our prayers at this sad time, Melanie will be missed by all, May God comfort your family


Lisa and Ed Romero posted on 3/20/19

We are sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for the family.


Marilyn Hill & Family posted on 3/20/19

Sending prayers to the family, Melanie will be missed.


Angela Kunz posted on 3/20/19

Thoughts and prayers for your family during this difficult time. The sadness has overcome this Island!!


Sheri Low posted on 3/20/19

Praying for family and friends during this extremely difficult time. So very sorry for the loss of your loved one.


LuAnne White posted on 3/20/19

Our very deepest condolences to the family of Melanie. May God give you strength and peace. She, along with her daddy are now in the arms of our Father. May they rest in Prace!


Deb Townley posted on 3/20/19

“When there are no words...know that the silences are carrying the thoughts and prayers of all who love you.” - Dawn Dais


Stacey Gottlob posted on 3/20/19

We send prayers to all the family.