Rudolph Alfonso Mansi

Rudolph Mansi resizedRudolph Alfonso Mansi, 84, resident of Santa Fe, Texas passed from this life on Saturday, July 23, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 15, 1932 to proud parents Alfonso and Dolores Mansi in Galveston, Texas.

Rudolph attended Santa Fe High School, Texas A & M and UCLA – California.  He retired after 27 years from the Galveston Central Appraisal District where he was a certified tax administrator appraiser. His dream job prior to that from 1958 – 1966 was with the city of Los Angeles, California where the introduction to computers allowed him to operate IBM computers.

He was a remarkable man who lived his life to the fullest.  He was full of energy and intelligence and extremely witty. He will be deeply missed by his large extended family, numerous cousins, his best friend Frank Cortese, and all his friends at The Waffle House and I Hop as well as his neighbors and local families of Packards, Holts, and Pantalions, where he always felt part of their welcoming and caring circle.

Rudolph was a member of the Society of St. Pius X and was a devout Catholic all of his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfonso and Dolores Paolinelli Mansi, his sisters, Francis Elaine Mansi, and Marie Mansi Packard and his brother, Leon Mansi.

He is survived by his nieces and nephews, Lorraine Packard Luna and husband John, B.J.Packard, Jr. and wife Deborah, Patrick Packard and fiancée Beth, Patricia Packard Blount and husband Thomas,  Mildred Packard Russell Muckleroy and husband Charlie, Tina Preite,  Cynthia Gardner and husband Kerry (deceased), John Barcas and wife Edita, Leon Mansi, Jr. and wife Marilyn, Lonnie Mansi and wife Denise, Dianna Mansi Nunez and husband Allen, as well as his sister-in-law, Janet Mansi.

In his honor a visitation will be held Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 6 – 8 pm with a rosary at 7 pm in the Crowder Funeral Home Chapel, Dickinson, Texas. A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 10:00 am at the Queen of Angels Roman Catholic Church in Dickinson, Texas followed by interment at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Rudolph’s honor can be made to: St. Mary’s College and Academy, 200 E. Mission Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536.


  1. Uncle Rudy will certainly be missed.

    He was a good Christian man and on the first day I met him, he became my role model for how to maintain an office desk; make it look like a tornado hit it, and like he told me, “No one will ever want to mess with anything on it…”

    So far, its worked.

    Know that y’all are in my thoughts and prayers and please accept my deepest condolences.

    Benjie Russell
    From Angola

    Alva Benjamin Russell
  2. Godspeed Rudy, I am surely going to miss our barbershop conversations we had over the years. Especially when you’d call to see if I had time for a $3.00 beard trim, always Rudy, always for you. I was going to come see you tomorrow at the hospital, but your cousin sent my girlfriend a message that you left us. Say hello to my Dad, he loved animals too.

    I was his barber for the past 20+ yrs

    Janet Hart

    Till we see you on the other side

    janet hart
  3. So saddened by Rudi’s death…He was a classmate at Santa Fe and a wonderful friend over the years…He made it a point to furnish me the local obituaries in the area I would have missed (I live in Houston) for such a long time…We visited many many times at the reunions…A delightful light has gone out…I grieve for you and with you…

    Carol Behringer
  4. Saddened to hear that Rudy had passed away. Rudy, Kermit and I (Nyles Locke) were friends and spent many days together. Mr Mansi and the three of us played cards together. I have fond memories of those days and will miss seeing Rudy.

    Kenneth Nyles Locke
  5. “May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.”

    -In my thoughts and prayers

    Rachel Blount
  6. My deepest sympathy to Rudy’s family and friends. I had the pleasure to work with him for many years at the County of Galveston before the Appraisal District was in existence. He loved his work and was always kind to everyone he met. I know that he will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

    Rest in Peace Rudy….

    Jeanette Mancill

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