CACHIA. Pamela, née Wood, and Edward are delighted to announce the birth of their first-born daughter – EMILIA SCOTT, born on December 18 at Mater Dei Hospital.

De PIRO D’AMICO INGUANEZ. To Clement and Caroline, God’s precious gift of a daughter – MARIA OLYMPIA, a welcome sister to Alexander and Maximillian, born on December 27.  Deo gratias et Mariæ.

Obituaries

CAMILLERI. On December 29, LAWRENCE, former Mid-Med Bank Gozo manager, aged 79, passed away. Grateful for his life are his wife Carmen, his children Noel and wife Rose, Tanya and husband Pascal, Ronald and wife Annie, Norma and husband André, his grandchildren Anne Marie, Nathania, Luke, Chiara and Tiffany, his brothers Joseph, Fr George SJ and sisters Vitorina and Katie, numerous relatives and friends. The funeral cortège leaves Gozo General Hospital on Tuesday, January 2 at 2.45pm for Xagħra Collegiate Basilica, Gozo, where Mass will be celebrated at 3.30pm. No flowers by request but donations to Arka Foundation, Gozo and Id-Dar tal-Providenza, Siġġiewi would be appreciated. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

DeBATTISTA. With deepest regret the DeBattista family announces the great loss of their loving mother, ANNE née Scerri, aged 83, of Guardamangia, on December 29, at Karen Grech Rehabilitation Hospital, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her irreparable loss her sons Herbert and Patricia, Charles and his wife Carmen and Antoine and his wife Vanessa, her grandchildren Andrea, Arianna and her fiancé Jurgen and Marie, other relatives and friends. The funeral cortège leaves Mater Dei Hospital on Tuesday, January 2, at 9am for Fatima parish church, Guardamangia, where Mass praesente cadavere will be said at 9.30am, followed by interment in the family grave at Santa Maria Addolorata cemetery. No flowers by request but donations to Id-Dar tal-Providenza, Siġġiewi, would be appreciated. Lord, grant here eternal rest. Because someone we love is in Heaven, there is a little bit of Heaven in our hearts.

GALEA. On December 29, at Mater Dei Hospital, VIOLET, of Valletta, aged 87, passed peacefully away comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her sisters Pia, Mary, Annie and her husband Joe, Colin widow of her brother Jimmy, Lina widow of her brother Frans, Evelyn widow of her brother Paul, grandchildren, relatives and friends, especially Tarcisia Mallia. The funeral cortège leaves Mater Dei Hospital on Tuesday, January 2 at 7.30am for St Paul’s parish church, Valletta, where Mass praesente cadavere will be said at 8am, followed by interment in the family grave at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. No flowers by request but donations to Id-Dar tal-Providenza, Siggiewi, will be greatly appreciated. Lord, grant her eternal rest.

GRAVINO. On December 29, at Marina Home, Msida, ADELINA, of Marsa, passed away peacefully at the age of 97, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her brother Alfred, her nieces, among whom Maria and Blanche, other relatives and friends. The funeral cortege leaves Mater Dei Hospital on Tuesday, January 2, at 7.30am for Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery chapel, where Mass praesente cadavere will be said at 8am, followed by interment. No flowers by request but donations to Id-Dar tal-Providenza, Siġġiewi and the Hospice Malta will be greatly appreciated. Lord, grant her eternal rest.

SULTANA. On December 30, at Mater Dei Hospital, CARMELO, aged 80, of Birkirkara residing at Santa Venera, ex-Farsons employee, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his sad loss his wife Mary née Cachia, his children George and his wife Irene, Paul, a member of Society of Christian Doctrine, MUSEUM, Mariella and her husband Joe Filletti, his grandchildren Adrian and his fiancée Graziella, Marisa and her fiancé Riccardo, Justine and Mireille, his siblings, his in-laws and their respective families, other relatives and friends. The funeral cortège leaves Mater Dei Hospital on Tuesday, January 2, at 1.30pm where Mass præsente cadavere will be held at Fleur-de-Lys parish church, followed by interment at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. No flowers by request but donations to Id-Dar tal-Providenza, Siġġiewi would be appreciated. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

In Memoriam

BELL – MARLENE. In loving memory of my mum on the first anniversary of her passing away. Stephanie. May the Lord, grant her eternal rest.

BRINCAT – CHANEL MARIE, née Busuttil, January 2, 2014. On the fourth anniversary of her passing away to eternal life. Never forgotten and deeply missed by her husband Andrea-Karl, her parents Joe and Lilian, her brother Sean and sister-in-law Daniela, her grandmother Doris Borg, herin-laws, relatives and friends. Mass will be said Tuesday, January 2 at 6.30pm at San Ġwann parish church.

BORG. Cherished memories of my dearest mother ERSILIA on the 24th anniversary of her demise. Always in our thoughts and prayers. Helen, Vincent and all the family.

BORG – SUNNY. In ever loving memory of dear dad who left this life so gracefully at the close of 2015. You continue to live on in our hearts. Peter and Ramona, Karen, Sam, Alex, Sophie, Daniel, Sarah and Susie. As always we shall raise a glass.

CARBONESE. Treasured memories of a dear father, grandfather and great-grandfather JOSEPH, on the fourth anniversary of his demise. Fondly remembered in our thoughts and prayers. Lorna and Alfred Farrugia, Marielle and Alex Azzopardi and Anouk Carbonese, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends. Kindly remember him in your prayers.

CASOLANI – MARY. Treasured memories of our dear mother on the anniversary of her passing. Lord, grant her eternal rest. Her family.

DINGLI. In loving memory of MARY, December 29 being the fifth anniversary of her demise. Dearly missed by her family. Dear Lord, grant her eternal rest.

FALZON. Cherished memories of my beloved MICHAEL (ex-RSM 100, Malta Police), especially today being his birthday.

Death brings a heartache
That no one can heal,
Whilst love leaves a memory
That no one can steal.
Sleep tight, Mike. Forever in my heart and prayers. Alice.

PIROTTA – EMANUELA. Treasured memories of a much loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother on the 35th anniversary of her demise. Always in our thoughts and prayers. Lovingly remembered by her children, in-laws, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lord, grant her eternal rest.

SACCO – REMIĠ. In loving memory of a dear father, grandfather and great-grandfather on the 13th anniversary of his passing to eternal life. Fondly remembered by his children and their spouses, grandchildren, family and friends.

TABONE – MARY, née Cini. 1.1.1989. In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother. Joe, Noel, Tonio, in-laws and their families. Kindly remember her in your prayers.

WARRINGTON. In loving memory of our dear mother THERESA (Tessie), today the 11th anniversary of her passing away. Lovingly remembered by her sons Eugene and Adrian, in-laws and grandchildren Emma, Eve and Isaac. God, grant her eternal rest.

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