BALDACCHINO ORLAND. On April 29, at Mater Dei Hospital, to Tiziana née Scicluna and Nicolò, God’s precious gift of a first-born son – ZAC. Thanks be to God. Special thanks to midwife Dorianne Mangion and all the maternity staff at the hospital.

BEZZINA. On May 6, at Mater Dei Hospital, to Dorothy Cutajar and Sammy, God’s precious gift of a daughter – JUSTINE, a most welcome sister to Abigail. Deo gratias et Mariæ.

CARDONA. On April 26, at Mater Dei Hospital, to Claire née Caruana and Jonathan, God’s precious gift of a son – DANIELE, a most welcome brother to Laura. Thanks to all the maternity staff at the Delivery Suite and Obstetrics 1. Deo gratias et Mariæ.

CEFAI. On May 27, at Mater Dei Hospital, to Dorianne née Fenech and Matthew, God’s precious gift of a daughter – EMMA, a welcome sister to Taylor. Deo gratias et Mariæ.

GRECH. On May 17, at her home in Birkirkara, to Audrey née Vella and Ray, God’s precious gift of a daughter – ELLA, a most welcome sister to Aiden. Thanks to midwife Carmen Wareing and to all the staff at the hospital.

LENFERNA DE LA MOTTE. Born at St James Capua Hospital, Sliema, on May 16, to Litao née Hu and Charles Philippe, God’s precious gift of a son – ALAIN BRANDON, a welcome brother to Jacques and Luke. Thanks to the staff at the hospital for taking such good care of us.

MERCIECA. Born at St James Hospital, Żabbar, on May 13, to Fiorella née Agius and Robert, God’s precious gift of a daughter – ROELLA, a most welcome sister to Kayella. Thanks be to God. Special thanks to the obstetrician and midwives Anna Calleja and Anna Croucher.

MUSCAT. On May 21, at Whipps Cross Hospital, London, to Bianca née Vella and Dathan, God’s precious gift of a first-born daughter – AURORA. Deo gratias et Mariæ.

POLIDANO. Born at St James Hospital, Żabbar, on May 18, to Nataliya née Sapitonenka and Christopher, a bundle of joy, a daughter – SOPHIA, a welcome sister to Constantine. Deo gratias. Special thanks to the obstetrician, midwives Anna Calleja and Anna Croucher for their dedication.

PSAILA. Born at St James Hospital, Żabbar, on May 14, to Josianne Micallef and Nicholas, God’s precious gift of a first-born son – AIDAN. Deo gratias. Heartfelt thanks to the obstetrician, midwives Anna Calleja and Anna Croucher for giving us such a unique and wonderful experience.

SAPIANO. On May 8, at Mater Dei Hospital, to Danielle née Mamo and Claude, God’s precious gift of a daughter – ALISA ANNA. Special thanks to the obstetrician, midwives and all the maternity staff at OBS1.

SHIPLEY. Born at St James Hospital, Żabbar, on May 18, to Carol née Hannaford and Jean Paul, God’s precious gift of a son – BENEDICT, a welcome brother to Jocelyn and Leo. Thanks be to God. Special thanks to the hospital team for their support throughout the pregnancy and labour.

SIALA. Born at St James Capua Hospital, Sliema, on May 21, to Esra Kashadah and Tiemore Taher Siala, God’s precious gift of a first-born son – TAHER. Thanks to the obstetrician, doctors, theatre staff, midwife Carmen Scerri and all the maternity staff.

ZAMMIT CIANTAR. On April 26, to Emma née Diacono and Kristoff, God’s precious gift of a son – MAX. Special thanks to the dedicated staff at Mater Dei Hospital.

Golden Wedding

OLAF GOLLCHER and FREDA DELIA

The marriage took place on May 27, 1962, at Stella Maris parish church, Sliema. Congratulations mum and dad. Thank you for the lifetime of love and dedication you have given us. With love from Deidre and Cecil, Audrey and Simon, Rachel and Steve and your 10 beloved grandchildren. May God bless you abundantly on your special day and always.

Mr SAVIOUR ALDO PORTELLI and Miss LINA BORG

The marriage took place on May 27, 1962, at St Joseph parish church, Msida, officiated by Fr Charles Portelli. Congratulations on this very special occasion. Thank you both for your constant love, care, kind support and good example throughout all these years. Love from Christine and John, Louise and Douglas, Catherine and Ian, and grandchildren Holly, Sam, Alexander, Stephen, Emily, Christian and forever in our thoughts your beloved angel Laura.

Obituary

AZZOPARDI. On May 25, FRANK of Sliema, aged 87, passed peacefully away, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his children Alex and his wife Mariella, Ian, Anne and her husband Joe, and Moira, his grandchildren Rachel and Thomas, Gabrielle and Steve, Kristian and Carla, other relatives and friends. The funeral leaves Casa Leone, St Julian’s, tomorrow, for Fatima parish church, Guardamangia, where Mass præsente cadavere will be said at 2 p.m., followed by interment at the Santa Maria Addolorata cemetery. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

PISANI. On May 26, at Mater Dei Hospital, FRANCIS of Żebbuġ, aged 69, passed peacefully away comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife Ġannina, his children Charlie and his wife Bernadette, Victoria and her husband Benedict, and Christopher and his wife Maria, his grandchildren Andre Carl, Samuel, Carl and Gabriel, his brother and sister, other relatives and friends. The funeral leaves Mater Dei Hospital tomorrow at 8.15 a.m. for Żebbuġ parish church where Mass praesente cadavere will be said at 8.45 a.m., followed by interment at St Andrew’s cemetery, Żebbuġ. No flowers by request but donations to Id-Dar tal-Providenza will be greatly appreciated. Lord, drant him eternal rest.

ROMANO née GHIGO. On May 26, at Mater Dei Hospital, MARIA DOLORES of St Julian’s, aged 80, widow of Carmelo, passed peacefully away surrounded by her family and comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her children Yvonne and her husband Godwin, Joe and his wife Annabelle, Raymond and his wife Joyce, Ino, her sisters Betty and her husband Vince, Marie Stelle, widow of Carmelo Sammut, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and friends. The funeral leaves Mater Dei Hospital tomorrow at 7.45 a.m. to Mater Boni Consigli church, Paceville, St Julian’s, where Mass praesente cadavere will be said at 8.30 a.m., followed by interment at Burmarrad cemetery. May the Lord grant her eternal rest. Special thanks to the medical team and staff at Ward M6, Mater Dei Hospital, and staff at Casa Arkati residential home.

SCHEMBRI. On May 25, at Karin Grech Hospital, JOSEPHINE (Ġuża) of Mosta, aged 90, passed peacefully away comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her only sister Maria Assunta Sultana, her nephews Joseph and his wife Anna and Henry, her beloved grand-nieces Janet and Ingrid, relatives and friends. The funeral will leave Karin Grech Hospital tomorrow at 7.45 a.m. for Mosta parish church where Mass praesente cadavere will be said at 8.30 a.m., followed by interment at Mosta cemetery. Special thanks to the doctors and staff of Orthopaedic Wards at Mater Dei Hospital and Ward 5 at Karin Grech Hospital. Lord, grant her eternal rest.

VALENZIA. On May 26, MARYSE née Salomone, aged 78, passed peacefully away at her home in Sliema, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband Kenneth, her children Kevin and Nella, Michael and Joan and David and Helen, her grandchildren Michael and Fiona, Andrew, Matthew, Nicholas, Alexia, Catherine, Melanie and Louisa, her brother George and her sisters Jean Drury, Simone Mangion, and Anne Schranz and their families, besides other relatives and friends. The funeral leaves St James Hospital, Sliema, tomorrow at 8.15 a.m. for St Gregory parish church, Sliema, where Mass praesente cadavere will be said at 8.45 a.m., followed by interment at Santa Maria Addolorata cemetery. No flowers by request but donations to Hospice Malta or the Salesian Community at St Patrick’s will be appreciated. Lord, grant her eternal rest.

Memorial Service

A memorial service for ELIZABETH TURNER, née de Trafford will be said on June 2 at 9.30 a.m. at the Mdina Cathedral and afterwards at Palazzo de Piro. Her sons Francis and Michael welcome all family and friends who are able to attend.

In Memoriam

ABDILLA – DORIS, née Camilleri. Today the second anniversary of her demise. Lovingly remembered and deeply missed by all her family. Masses for the repose of her soul will be said today at 7, 10 (English) and 11.30 a.m. at Ta’ Xbiex parish church. May the Lord grant her eternal rest.

AGIUS – OLIVER. May 31 the 30th anniversary of his death. With love always. His children Louis, Marierose and Norman, their spouses and respective families.

BLUNDELL. Treasured memories of a most beloved husband, EDGAR, who died on May 28, 1994. Fondly remembered by his wife Carmen.

CAMILLERI – Brother LOUIS (De La Salle Brothers). Fondly remembered on the first anniversary of his death and deeply missed by his family, the De La Salle Brothers, the Signum Fidei, and all the staff and friends of Stella Maris College and De La Salle College. A Mass for the repose of his soul will be said on May 29 at 7 p.m. at the Ursuline Sisters, Tal-Virtù, Rabat. Dear Lord, grant him eternal rest.

DEMAJO – MIRIAM. August 30, 1954-May 26, 1982. On your 30th anniversary. Always remembered by your sister, brothers and nieces.

ELLUL MERCER. In loving memory of MARIO on the 44th anniversary of his demise. Fondly remembered and greatly missed by his family. Forever in our hearts and prayers.

FENECH – JOSEPHINE (Jessie). In ever loving memory, on the 20th anniversary of her demise. Never forgotten and always missed by her husband Emanuel, her children Frank, Denise and Stefan, grandchildren, relatives and friends. Lord, grant her eternal rest.

FENECH – WALTER. Loving memories of dad on his 24th anniversary. Maria, Joyce, Bertha, Henry and in-laws.

GRECH – MARIA, née Mifsud Bonnici. Remembering you today and always. Valerie and family.

HERRERA – PHILIP. Loving and cherished memories of a husband, father and grandfather on the 12th anniversary of his demise. May, Mireille and Jon, Ariane and Chris, and Matthew.

HERSEY – WILLIAM JOSEPH. In loving memory of a beloved husband and father, today being the 33rd anniversary of his demise. You are forever in our thoughts and prayers. His wife Imelda, children Anne, Pauline, Joseph and their respective families.

SCERRI – TESSIE (ex-Padre Pio Information Centre, Floriana). Seven years ago you departed for pastures new in the domain of the Lord. Still loved, cherished and remembered by family and devotees of Padre Pio. May the Lord grant you eternal rest.

TRICCAS – FREDDIE. On the second anniversary of his passing. Time does not dim the memories of the love and laughter; they glow as brightly as ever. With all our love from Amanda, Chris and Royston.

VELLA – EMANUEL. Treasured memories of a special husband, father and grandfather, today the ninth anniversary of his demise. With us always. Veronica, Karen, Anne Marie, Therese and families.

ZAMMIT – HILDA. Loving memories of a dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother on the 11th anniversary of her demise.

In our hearts your memory lingers
Sweetly, tender, fond and true
There is not a day, dear mother
That we do not think of you.
Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her children and their families. A prayer is kindly solicited.

Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage by the Society of the Green Scapular at St Sebastian parish church, Qormi, on May 29 at 5.30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

Blood donation

The mobile blood unit will be available at Siġġiewi parish church square from 8.30 a.m. till 1 p.m. If you feel healthy bring your ID card and donate blood. For further information call 7930 7307 or 2206 6209.

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