Social and Personal
D'ANASTASI. On May 10, at St Luke's Hospital, CARMELO, aged 83, passed peacefully away comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife Mary née Abela, his sisters Theresa, widow of Pio Galea, and Pauline, his children Julie and her husband Joe Spiteri, Pauline and her husband Tony Bugeja, Thomas and his wife Sylvia, his grandchildren Owen and his wife Mariella, Claire and her fiancé Andrew, Melvyn and Daniel and his great-granddaughter Justyne Anne, other relatives and friends. Interment took place at the Santa Margherita Cemetery, Rabat. The family thank all involved.
DEBONO. On May 11, THEREZA née Mifsud, aged 87, passed peacefully away comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her great loss her children Charles and his wife Doris, Joe and his wife Maria, Sr Lydia of the Daughters of the Sacred Heart, Paul and his wife Roselle, Maria, Rita and her husband Mimi Bonici, Agnes and her husband Silvio Scicluna, Saviour and his wife Angelika, grandchildren, relatives and friends. Mass praesente cadavere will be said today at 2.45 p.m. at Zejtun parish church, followed by interment at St Gregory's Cemetery. No flowers by request but donations to Dar tal-Providenza, Siggiewi, will be appreciated. May the Lord grant her eternal rest.
GRECH LAUTIER. On May 10, at St Vincent de Paul residence, ANNA PIA of Mosta, aged 82, passed peacefully away comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her sister-in-law Grace, widow of Joseph, her nieces Peggy and Katyann and families, residing in the USA, her cousin Elvira Sammut, Miriam and her husband Alfred Bajada, their children Mario, Roseanne and Elizabeth, relatives and friends. - R.I.P. The funeral leaves St Vincent de Paul residence tomorrow for Mosta parish church where Mass praesente cadavere will be celebrated at 8.30 a.m. No flowers by request but donations to Wlied Maria Ewkaristika, Zebbug, will be appreciated.
HAMMOND - FRANK passed peacefully away in London on May 1, aged 68. His loss is mourned by his wife Antoinette née Attard-Flores, his children Gabrielle and husband Paul, Mark and wife Tracey, and Peter, his father William and wife Vincenzia, his grandchildren Eden and Jake, and many other friends and family in both England and Malta. - R.I.P. His funeral takes place in England, but a Mass for the repose of his soul will be said at Attard parish church, tomorrow at 6.30 p.m. Please remember him in your prayers.
PACE UBALDINI. On May 11, at Casa Arkati, MARY née Bajona, aged 93, widow of Joseph, passed peacefully away comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her children Mignon, widow of Alfred Crockford, Joe, Rosalie, wife of Victor Aquilina, both in Australia, and Albert and his wife Marthese, her nephews and nieces and her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. - R.I.P. The funeral leaves Casa Arkati tomorrow for Sacro Cuor parish church, Sliema where Mass praesente cadavere will be said at 9.30 a.m. followed by interment at the Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. Please remember her in your prayers.
PISANI. On May 10, at St Luke's Hospital, FRANCIS of Birkirkara, (formally known as tal-Keramit), aged 79, passed peacefully away, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his deep loss his wife Cettina, his children Bernardette and her husband John Mifsud, Helen and her husband Emanuel Cacciottolo, Lino and his wife Rashella, Marthese and her husband Victor Hili, Roseann and her husband Charles Schembri, Antoinette and her husband Anton Zammit, Josef and his wife Ruth, his grandchildren Alex, Christopher, Christine, Jovan, Mattei, Daniela, Martina, Michele, Clayton, Sonia, Rakel, Isaac and Dejean, all his relatives and friends. The funeral leaves St Luke's Hospital tomorrow at 2 p.m. for St Helen's Basilica, Birkirkara, where Mass praesente cadavere will be said at 2.30 p.m., followed by interment in the family chapel at the Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. No flowers by request but donations to Dar tal-Providenza, Siggiewi, will be greatly appreciated. Lord, grant him eternal rest. The family wish to express their gratitude to all doctors and staff for their dedication and also regret they are unable to receive visitors.
ROSSI. On May 11, at Zammit Clapp Hospital, JOSEPH, of Valletta, aged 93, founder of the Lotto Receivers Union, widower of Violet née Sammut, passed peacefully away to meet the Risen Lord, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his children Arthur and his wife Silvia, Robert, Lillian and her husband Professor Anthony Frendo, Vincent and his wife Rose, Joe and his wife Carmen, Anthony and his wife Anna, his dearest grandchildren Sandro, Marco, Daniela, Maria, Adriana, Bernardette, Roberta, Anna Maria, Joseph, Francesca, their respective spouses and fiancées and his great-grandson Luca; his sister Hilda Bonnici; his brothers Alfred and his wife Agnes of Canada, Lewis and his wife Rosalie of Australia, Annie, widow of his brother Antoine, his brother-in-law Amante Sammut, other relatives and friends. The funeral will be held today at the Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Valletta where Mass praesente cadavere will be said at 10 a.m. followed by interment in the family grave at the Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. No flowers by request but donations to the Holy Family Home for the Elderly, Naxxar, will be appreciated. Lord, grant him eternal rest.
Today being the first anniversary of the death of VALERIE CREMONA, a Mass for the repose of her soul will be celebrated at 6.30 p.m. at St Gregory's parish church, Sliema.
Tomorrow being the trigesima die of the passing away of LOUIS E. GALEA, the 7 p.m. Mass at St Julian's parish church will be offered for the repose of his soul. Lord, grant him eternal rest.
AGIUS - DARREN. Treasured memories of a much loved brother and nephew who passed away nine years ago.
We wish you were here
To walk with us
And hold our hands,
To make us laugh
As only you could do
To give us smiles
To share your laughter
And your love.
Fondly remembered by his family, friends and all those who cared for him.
BUTTIGIEG - MARY née Caruana Demajo, 12.5.2001. Dearest mamà, only a few days before our last farewell I asked you if you loved me and your answer was "Infinitely". I will always treasure your answer. It is so sad to have lost someone so precious, who has been always there to love, care and pamper me. Deep in my heart however I am sure that, from your place of reward, you will always watch over me. I love you and miss you so much. Antoinette.
CAMILLERI - SPIRIDIONE. Ever cherished memories of our beloved father on the second anniversary of his joining the Lord. Ever in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. His wife Mary, his children Jesmond, Alexander and Valhmor, relatives and friends.
CHETCUTI - MIRIAM née Pearson. In ever loving memory of a dear wife, mother and grandmother, today the 13th anniversary of her passing away. Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband Charles, her daughters Romina and her husband Noel, Marilyn and her husband David, Josianne, her grandson Ryan, her parents Alfie and Josephine Pearson, her brother Albert and family, relatives and friends. The 6.30 p.m. Mass said today at St Mary of Jesus church, Rabat, will be offered for the repose of her soul. Dear Lord, grant her eternal rest.
DEBONO - INA née Fenech Manché. In loving memory of our dear mother on the ninth anniversary of her demise. Always in our thoughts and prayers. Her daughters Anna, Maria and Carmen and their families.
GILI. Treasured memories of a dearly loved mother and grandmother, MARIA, today the 28th anniversary of her demise. Everlastingly missed by her daughter Iris, and grandchildren. A prayer is kindly solicited.
PARASCANDALO - MARIA. It's been 17 years since you left us. Our love for you has got stronger, but our hearts are still aching. Deeply missed by Mary Rose, Laurence, Ninette, Josette and Anna, in-laws and grandchildren.
VELLA - POLYCARPE, 12.5.'01. On the fourth anniversary of his demise. Fondly remembered by his wife Iris, his son Michael and his wife Monica and grandson Ian, his daughter Evelyn and her husband Charles. Lord, grant him eternal rest.
The Freundschaft Choir will be presenting a joint concert with The New Choral Singers at St Paul's Pro-Cathedral, in Valletta today at 7.30 p.m.
The Freundschaft Choir from Hamburg is one of the oldest choirs in the north of Germany having celebrated its 125th anniversary in May 2002.
The choir will sing numbers by Brahms, Mozart, Schulz and Mauersberger. The New Choral Singers will execute compositions by Mozart, Rossini, Tallis, Rutter and Carmelo Pace.
The choirs will sing two numbers together.
Directed by Robert Calleja, the 30-member New Choral Singers were established 10 years ago.
Medicine And Epilepsy
The Caritas Malta Epilepsy Association will be holding the monthly meeting for its members at the Caritas Building, in Floriana tomorrow at 6 p.m.
Pharmacist Lino Sghendo will talk about medicine and epilepsy.
The offices of the British High Commission in Ta' Xbiex, including the visa and passport section, the trade section and the British pensions office, will be closed to visitors tomorrow owing to a private function.
For more information call 2323 2229.
The electricity supply will be suspended in Guardamangia today between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. in part of Clarence Street and the Gwardamangia Hill area, St Luke Square and part of Hookham Frere, St Monica, St Luke, St Gregory and Ursuline Sisters streets.
No Phone Line
Maltacom's cable network customers residing in St Paul's Bay may have their telephone service temporarily disrupted between tomorrow and Saturday due to maintenance work.
The prefixes of the numbers that may be affected by the works are 21 57 and 21 58.
7.30 p.m. Marsascala.
What's On Today
6.30 p.m. at Casa Sir Luigi Preziosi, Floriana, lecture by Jean-Michel Delacomptée in French on Madame De La Fayette Et La Naissance DuRroman organised by the Alliance Francaise.
6 p.m. at the Italian Cultural Institute, from the series Dai Cento Volti Di Roberto Benigni, Il Mostro produced in 1994.
7.30 p.m. at St Paul's Pro Cathedral, Valletta, the New Choral Singers and the Freundschaft Choir of Germany in a concert featuring secular and sacred music.
9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. at the Inquisitor's Palace, Vittoriosa, The Art of Pain - Instruments of Torture, over 100 instruments of torture from the Middle Ages to the 19th century, including the Inquisition.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Heritage Malta, Valletta, a collection of photographs entitled The Contribution Of Malta And Russia To The Overthrow Of Fascism And Nazism In World War II.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta Helga Portanier's gouache, watercolour and ink paintings.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Couvre Porte War Shelter at Vittoriosa, Blitz, contemporary art by nine artists from the group Start commemorating the 60th anniversary since the end of World War II.
9 a.m. to 1p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7p.m. at Vee Gee Bee Art Gallery, Valletta, Carpe Diem, a collection of artistic works by Maria Rossella Dalmas.
At the Italian Cultural Institute, Valletta, futuristic photographs entitled Geometrie Liquide by Rosetta Messori.
At St James Cavalier, Valletta a collective exhibition by members of The Malta Institute of Professional Photography (MIPP).
At St James Cavalier, Valletta, a series of 46 line and ink drawings by Victor Manduca.
At Messina Palace, Valletta, portrait and abstract paintings by Wilhelmina Micallef Valenzia.