Announcements - April 21, 2019
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Announcements - April 21, 2019

Saphire Wedding

JOSEPH GALEA and ANNA ELLUL were united in Holy matrimony on April 20, 1974 at the Holy Cross Church, Floriana. The late Rev. Fr Godwin Saliba officiated, assisted by the Rev. Fr Karm Grech and the late Rev. Can Michael Zammit. With love and gratitude from Andrew, Marica and Rodney, Steffan and Dr Christine, and your precious grandchildren Benjamin, Samuel, James and Michaela.

Obituaries

AZZOPARDI.  On Friday, April 19, at Mater Dei Hospital, the Lord called to himself Fr Timothy Azzopardi, O.Carm., aged 92. He leaves to mourn his loss his sister Melina Mizzi, his brothers of the Maltese Carmelite Province, nieces, relatives and friends. Mass præsente cadavere will be celebrated at the Carmelite Church, Fgura, on Tuesday, April 23 at 8.30am followed by interment at Luqa Cemetery. May God grant him eternal rest.

BEZZINA. On April 17, ALFRED, of Tarxien residing at St Julian’s aged 80 passed peacefully away at Mater Dei Hospital comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife Pauline, his brothers and sisters, in-laws and their respective families, nephews and nieces, relatives and friends. The funeral leaves Mater Dei Hospital tomorrow, Monday, April 22 at 7.45am for Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Balluta parish church, where mass præsente cadavre will be said at 8.30am, followed by internment at Santa Marija Addolorata Cemetry. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

BORG. On April 18, at Capua St James Hospital, MARIA, aged 85, passed away peacefully, com-forted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her beloved husband Costantino to whom she was married for 64 years, her daughter Marisa, her brother Frank, her brother-in-law Alfred and his wife Cettina, other in-laws, nephews and nieces, other relatives and friends. Mass præsente cadavere will be said tomorrow, Monday, April 22, at 1pm, at Nazzarenu parish church, Sliema, followed by interment in the family grave at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. No flowers by request but donations to id-Dar tal-Providenza, Siġġiewi, will be appreciated. Lord, grant her eternal rest.

DARMANIN. On April 20, at his daughter’s residence in St Paul’s Bay ALFRED of  Floriana, known as Is-Sur Darmanin Tal-Footwear, passed peacefully away aged 86. He leaves to mourn his loss his beloved his daughter Josann, his son Lawrence and his wife Hayet, his grandchildren Saiann, Sam, Imen, Salim, Sabrina and Rayan, his great grandchildren, Chansel and Kenred, nephews and  nieces  other relatives and friends. The funeral leaves Mater Dei Hospital on Tuesday, April 23, at 8.30am from Mater Dei Hospital to St Publius parish church, Floriana where a Mass præsente cadavere will be said at 9am followed by interment in the family grave at Santa Marija Addolorata Cemetery. No flowers by request but donations to Dar tal-Providenza, Siġġiewi will be greatly appreciated. Lord Grant him eternal rest.

DeBONO. On April 16, at Mater Dei Hospital, MARIA STELLA née Camilleri, widow of Frank, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of the Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her beloved daughters Marguerite and her husband Paul Bonello, Pauline and her husband Robert Tufigno, and Lucienne Attard, her adored grandchildren Veronica and her husband Gilbert Micallef, Jean Marc and his girlfriend Yanika, Michele, Luca, Cristina and her husband Kyle Calleja, Nicholas, Nikolai and her great-grandson Timothy, her sister Cettina Pace, her in-laws, other relatives and friends who all cherish the memory of her love and strength. The funeral cortège will leave Mater Dei Hospital tomorrow, Monday, April 22 for Christ the King parish church, Paola where Mass præsente cadavare will be celebrated at 10am followed by internment at Santa Marija Addolorata cemetery. No flowers by request, but donations to Dar tal-Providenza, Siġġiewi will be greatly appreciated.  Lord, grant her eternal rest.

VELLA. On Saturday, April 20, ANDRE, aged 50, passed peacefully away, comforted by the rites of the Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his beloved son, Ben, his mother, Lycia, his sister, Tanya, his brother, Etienne, his nieces, Kristina and Sarah, his great niece, Maya, relatives and friends. The funeral cortege leaves Mater Dei mortuary on Wednesday, April 24 at 12.30pm for Jesus of Nazareth parish church, Sliema, where Mass will be celebrated at 1pm followed by interment at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. Lord grant him eternal rest. The family would like to thank all staff at Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre for their dedicated care.

ZAMMIT. On April 17, at Mater Dei Hospital, ANNA of Ħamrun and residing in Iklin, aged 89, passed peacefully away comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her great loss her children Carmen, Joe, Nathalie and her husband Ronald Formosa, her dear grandchildren Etienne and his girlfriend Maria, Marie Claire and her husband Robert Mifsud, her treasured great grand daughter baby Hannah, all other relatives and friends. Mass præsente cadavere will be celebrated tomorrow, Monday, April 22 at 8.30am at the Holy Family parish church, Iklin followed by internment at the family grave at Lija cemetery. Lord, grand her eternal rest.

In Memoriam

AGIUS – JOSEPH. On the second anniversary of his demise. Fondly remembered by his wife Gaetana, his children and family. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

ATTARD – ANTOINETTE (Anty). On her 33rd anniversary, much loved and always in our thoughts and prayers. Victoria, Veronica, Vanessa, in-laws and grandchildren.

BALDACCHINO – MARY ANNE. Dear mm, 10 years passed since you were called to a better life. Thank you for showing me how to strive, because of your love I will survive. Miss you. Love you. Josephine.

BOFFA – GEMMA. With fond memories, love and gratitude on the 22nd anniversary of her death. 21.4.1997. George, Laura and family in Australia, also family in Malta.

BORG CARDONA. Everlasting memories of Judge STEPHEN BORG CARDONA, today being the 29th anniversary of his death. Fondly remembered by his son Stephen. A prayer is solicited.

FARRUGIA. In memory of our beloved TONIO, today the eighth anniversary of his passing. So greatly missed by his wife Josephine, daughters Erika, Nicole and her husband Max, his sisters Ita and Anouk, all his family and friends.

Your presence we miss,
your memory we treasure,
loving you always,
forgetting you never.

MIFSUD – GEORGE. Today the second anniversary of his demise.  Beloved son, brother, brother-in-law and uncle who went to meet the risen Lord on April 23, 2017. Much loved and always missed by his brothers and sisters and their families. Always in our thoughts and prayers. Mass at 6.30pm at St Joseph Church, Msida will be said today for the repose of his soul. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

MIFSUD – GEORGE. Today the second anniversary of his demise.  Beloved father who went to meet the risen Lord on April 23, 2017. Much loved and always missed by his children Sarah and Chris, and his wife Andrea and all his grandsons. Mass at 6.30pm at St Joseph Church, Msida will be said today for the repose of his soul. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

SCERRI – JOSEPH M. In fond remembrance, on the anniversary of his death. His wife Connie, his children Louis, Larry, and Maryrose and their spouses, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

STAGNO NAVARRO. In fondest memory of MIRIAM on the 18th anniversary of her passing away. Margaret.

BONELLO – VANNA. In loving memory of a dearly beloved mother, on the 28th anniversary of her demise, fondly remembered by her children Paul and his wife Lucienne, Veronique and her husband George, Claire and her husband Edward and her grandchildren Jan, Nicole and Keith. God, grant her eternal rest.

VELLA – MARIA. In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother on the anniversary of her death. Always in our thoughts and prayers. Edith and Louis, Cecilia and Vincent, and grandchildren. Lord, grant her eternal rest.

WOODS – RITA. Cherished and loving memories of a beloved mother on her 16th anniversary of her demise. Forever remembered and loved by her family.

ZARB – GEORGE. In loving memory of our dear father. Always in our hearts and prayers. M’Therese, George, Francis, John and their families.

Thanksgiving Mass

Thanksgiving Mass will be celebrated today, Easter Sunday at 4.30pm at St Mary Immaculate Church at Kunċizzjoni, Rabat, Malta. Sunday April 21, is the 40th anniversary of the priestly Ordination of Joseph Henry Abela Cospicua, Paul Buttigieg in Cuba, Rene Camilleri from Luqa, Saviour Chircop from Żebbuġ, Malta, George Dalli from St Sebastian Qormi, Paul Galea from Paola, Bro. Anthony Mercieca in Mexico, Paul Mercieca in Brazil, Mario Sammut from Żebbuġ, Malta, Denis Schembri from St Julian’s, Lawrence Zammit from Qormi, St George. Route: Roman House, Buzugrilla, Wied il-Fiddien, Bieb ir-Ruwa and Kunċizzjoni. You are welcome.

Missing

Lost your puppy called Elli. Tried calling you but a gentleman answered the phone. Phone 7979 0244.

Philately Club

The Bank of Valletta Philately Club is holding a meeting at the Fatima Sanctuary Convent, Guardamangia, on Wednesday at 6pm. All stamp collectors are welcome. For more information, call 7931 5509.

Meeting and talk

The Fraternity of Blessed Charles de Foucauld is organising a biblical meeting next Sunday between 9.30am and 1pm at Ċentru San Ġorg Preca, Tal-Virtu Seminary. The programme includes adoration, a talk by Fr Paul Sciberras, coffee/tea break and Mass. Those who wish to attend can call 2143 2170 by tomorrow.

To book an obituary or an ‘In Memoriam’ email classified@timesofmalta.com or night@timesofmalta.com after office hours.

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