Melissa Jean Tackes

Melissa Jean Tackes

November 29, 1935 - October 10, 2019
Corona del Mar CA

Melissa Jean Tackes

November 29, 1935 - October 10, 2019
Corona del Mar CA


In Loving Memory of Melissa Jean Tackes “Beanie”

November 29, 1935 – October 10, 2019

Melissa was born Melissa Jean LaBrose in Chicago Illinois on November 29, 1935 to Catherine Ann Putnam and Michael Francis LaBrose. Melissa is preceded in death by her sister Barbara Martinello and survived in death by her sister Mary Fritz and brothers Thomas LaBrose and Michael LaBrose.

Melissa graduated as a Registered Nurse from St Elizabeth Hospital in Chicago Illinois. Melissa had an unwavering dedication to her Nursing profession and she was always willing to lend a helping hand to many who may have needed it.

Melissa married her beloved husband of 61 years Ralph Frank Tackes on July 7 1956. Ralph and Melissa had a wonderful life together. Ralph passed away on November 2, 2017. Together Melissa and Ralph are survived by their 5 children: Thomas and wife Katy, Mary and husband Mark, Jane and husband David, Judith and husband Jay and Nicholas and wife Ana.  Their 11 Grandchildren: Zachary, Joshua, Sara, Nicholas, Rachel, Lily, Ava, Tate, Nathaniel, Matthew and Madeline, and their Great Granddaughter Rayne.

Melissa also had many Nieces and Nephews that she loved dearly.

Throughout Melissa’s life she was always kind, considerate and hospitable to everyone she met. Melissa’s greatest joy in her life was her family. She will forever be lovingly remembered as “Beanie”.

To our precious Mom, We will always love you and we will miss you, you are gone from earth, but you will live forever in our hearts…


  • Date & Time: October 19, 2019 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
  • Venue: O'Connor Mortuary
  • Location: 25301 Alicia Parkway Laguna Hills, CA 92653 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 581-4300

Memorial Mass

  • Date & Time: October 21, 2019 (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
  • Venue: St. Norbert Catholic Church

Lunch Reception

  • Date & Time: No Date & Time
  • Venue: St. Norbert Catholic Church

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13 responses to Melissa Jean Tackes

  1. Lily Schuda says:

    Not a day goes by where I don’t think of you grandma! I miss you beyond words. You mean so much to me and are an inspiration to all. You are a huge part of who I am today. Rest In Peace. Give grandpa a huge kiss and hug from me. I love you so much!

  2. Nick Tackes says:

    Dear Mom, I miss you so much. It’s difficult to imagine a tomorrow without you here. Til we meet again. I love you

  3. Erica says:

    Dear Judy & family

    I send you all many blessings and peace during this time. I’m so sorry for your loss and may her soul rest peacefully and happily

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