BUSUTTIL. On September 21, JOSEPH P., ex-senior executive, Central Bank of Malta, formerly of Safi, living in Paola, widow of Jane, née Schembri, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church and surrounded by his family. He leaves to mourn his irreparable loss his children, Rita and her husband Ronald, Mario and his wife Antonella, Aldo, nieces Isabelle and Chanel, his brothers and sisters and their respective spouses, other many relatives and friends. The funeral leaves Mater Dei Hospital today at 2.30pm for Lourdes parish church, Paola, where Mass præsente cadavere will be said at 3pm followed by interment in the family grave at the Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. The family regret they are unable to receive visitors. Lord, the Risen Christ, grant him eternal rest.
DARMANIN. On September 20, MARIA, née Cutajar, of Żebbuġ, aged 35, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her beloved husband Mario, her loving daughter Mariah, her mother Philippa, her brother and sisters, her father-in-law John and her mother-in-law Rose, in-laws, nephews and nieces, uncles, aunts, cousins, other relatives and friends. The funeral leaves Mater Dei Hospital tomorrow, Saturday, September 24, at 2.30pm for St Philip parish church, Żebbuġ, where Mass præsente cadavere will be said at 3pm followed by interment in the family grave at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery, Żebbuġ. No flowers by request but donations to Id-Dar tal-Providenza, Siġġiewi, will be greatly appreciated. Lord, grant her eternal rest.
MICALLEF. On September 21, at Karen Grech Hospital, JOSEPH of Tarxien, aged 79, passed away peacefully comforted by holy rites and surrounded by family and friends. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife Marie-Therese, his son Mark and his wife Sharon, his grandchildren Maya, Beppe and Gianni, his sister Gaetana and her husband Joseph, and his nephews and niece Martin, Miriam and Joseph and their spouses and children, his father-in-law John, and his brothers and sisters-in-law George, Joe, Yvonne, widow of Cisio, Nancy, Joan, Tonio, Ray, Christine, their spouses and children. The funeral leaves Karin Grech Hospital tomorrow, Saturday, September 24, at 8.45am for St John of the Cross, Ta’ Xbiex parish church, were Mass praesente cadavere will be said at 9.15am, followed by interment at the Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. Lord grant him eternal rest.
SANT CASSIA. On Thursday, September 22, at Mater Dei Hospital, after a long illness borne with Christian fortitude, MARIO, Ph.C., M.D., residing at Wardija, St Paul’s Bay, aged 92, surrounded by his family and comforted by the rites of Holy Church, passed away peacefully to meet the Lord. He leaves to mourn his great loss, his loving, devoted and caring wife Melina née Boffa, his cherished children Paul and his wife Kristina, Suzanne and her husband Mario, Peter and his wife Marie Louise, and Joanna and her husband Joseph, his beloved grandchildren Simon, Mark, Maria, Chiara, Andrea and Christian, other relatives and friends, the Wardija community, and his carers Florante and Jennyvie Bartolome. The funeral cortège leaves Mater Dei Hospital on Saturday September 24, at 1.30pm for the Metropolitan Cathedral of Mdina, where Mass præsente cadavere will be celebrated at 2pm (parking available at It-Tomba, Howard Gardens, Rabat, with access near the Roman Villa), followed by interment in the family grave at the Carmelite Crypt, Mdina. The family is grateful to Fr Guido Muscat OFM Conv who consistently gave spiritual support and solace to him and to his wife. The family also thanks the family doctor, and all consultants, doctors, nurses and staff at Mater Dei Hospital, for their professionalism, compassion and dedication. No flowers by request, but donations to Id-Dar tal-Providenza, Siġġiewi, will be appreciated.
Lord, grant him eternal rest.
VELLA. On September 21, at Casa San Paolo, STELLA, aged 98, widow of Leslie, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss, her beloved children Dr Anthony Vella and his wife Mary, Carmen Portanier and her partner Alfred Galea, Marie Rite and her husband Joseph Lupi, Martin and his wife Carmen and Josette and her husband Joe, her grandchildren Reuben, Vanessa, Chris, Daniel, Sarah, Chan, Rodelita, Ramon and Andre, her beloved great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. The funeral cortege leaves Mater Dei Hospital tomorrow, Saturday, September 24, at 9am for Sacro Cuor parish church Sliema, where Mass præsente cadavere will be celebrated at 9.30am, followed by interment at the Santa Maria Addolorata cemetery. No flowers by request but donations to Id-Dar Tal-Providenza, Siġġiewi will be greatly appreciated. Lord, grant her eternal rest.
Tomorrow, being the 20th anniversary since the demise of KEVIN FELLS, a Mass will be offered for the repose of his soul at 6.30pm at Tal-Ibraġ parish church. Relatives and friends are invited to attend and to remember Kevin in their daily prayers.
BALZAN. ln loving memory of ALICE on the first anniversary of her demise. Greatly missed by her children Martin and his wife Diane, Michael and his wife Doreen, Suzanne and her husband Kevin and her grandchildren Gabriella, Deborah, Leann, Adrienne and Gianluca. Please remember her in your prayers. God grant her eternal rest.
BUSUTTIL – EDWARD. On the 18th anniversary of his death. Always remembered by his children and grandchildren. May the Lord grant him eternal rest.
CUSCHIERI – MARIA. On the fifth anniversary of her passing away. Cherished memories of a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Always remembered by Madeleine and Oliver, Vicky and John, Marika and William, Marguerite and Albert, John and Hannah and their families.
DeBATTISTA. In loving memory of our dear CHARLES, today being the 28th anniversary of his demise. Always in our hearts. His wife Antoinette, his children Geoffrey, Marion and Gordon, many relatives and friends. Lord, grant him eternal rest.
GATT – MARGARET. Treasured memories of our dear mother on the 33rd anniversary of her death. Lovingly remembered by her children Andrew and Suzanne. Lord, grant her eternal rest.
PACE – CARMELA. Beautiful memories of an exemplary mother and beloved grandmother on the 19th anniversary of her passing away. Martes, Anna and their respective families. May she rest in peace.
TABONE – WILLIAM (Willie). In fond memory of my beloved father. Natalie and family.