ABELA FITZPATRICK. On March 2, at St James Capua Hospital, GAETANO, widower of Irene, née Desira, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his children Paul, his daughter Lucienne and her husband Aaron, his partner Mary, his grandchildren Buck, Michaela and Sara, his brothers Joe and his wife Doris, Manoel and his wife Eileen, his sisters Anna and her husband Joe Agius, Tessie and her husband Joe Mifsud, Sylvia and her husband Paul Zammit, the families of his deceased wife Irene Desira, other relatives and friends. The funeral leaves St James Capua Hospital today, Tuesday, March 6, at 1.30pm for the Carmelite Friars’ parish church, Balluta, where Mass præsente cadavere will be celebrated at 2pm, followed by interment in the family grave at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. Donations to Puttinu Cares, Mater Dei Hospital, will be greatly appreciated. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

CAPTUR. On March 5, at Simblija Care Home, Naxxar, Perit MAURICE CAPTUR, a beloved husband and father, aged 91, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Catholic Church and surrounded by his close family who were as loved by him, as he was loved by them. He is survived by his devoted wife Thelma, née Craig, their two children, Shirley and her husband Malcolm and Nick and his wife Fiona, his four grandchildren, Tim and his wife Faith, Debbie and her husband Andy, Tom and Millie, his niece Grace Frendo Azopardi and her children Karla and Kyle, as well as family and many good friends. The funeral cortège leaves Simblija Care Home, Naxxar, tomorrow, Wednesday, March 7, at 1.45pm for the Divine Mercy Sanctuary, San Pawl tat-TarÄ¡a, where Mass præsente cadavere will be said at 2pm, followed by interment in the family grave at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. Lord, grant him eternal rest. The family would like to thank his wonderful carers Angela, Georgina and Mary, as well as the staff at Simblija Care Home for their care, dedication and attention. May he sleep in heavenly peace.

ELLUL. On March 3, at his residence, MICHAEL ELLUL, A&CE, aged 92, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. He is deeply mourned by his wife Pauline, his children Mario, Paul, Marisa and Sandra and their respective spouses, his beloved grandchildren Simon, Mariana, Francesca, Michael, Helena, Jessica and Matthew, his sisters and their families, his in-laws, other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, March 7, at St Helen’s Basilica, Birkirkara, at 8.30am, followed by interment at Lija cemetery. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

MUSCAT. On February 28, Captain PAUL MUSCAT, passed away at the age of 59. Funeral will be held at the Annunciation of Our Lady Parish Church, Tarxien, tomorrow, Wednesday, March 7, at 8.30am. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

In Memoriam

AZZOPARDI – JOSEPH from Sliema, who passed away on March 6, 2012. In memory of his sixth anniversary, forever missed and never forgotten by his loving wife Margaret, his children and their spouses Josie and Elizabeth, Mary Lou and Ernst, Anton and Louise, John and Isabelle, Bridget and Andrè, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, family and friends. Mass in his memory at 6pm at Ursoline Crèche chapel, Sliema today, Tuesday, March 6.

CASSAR TORREGGIANI – ALEXANDER. In loving memory of our beloved father, today being the fourth anniversary of his demise. Sadly missed by his children Michael, Christine, Jackie, Philip, spouses, grandchildren, family and friends. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

Dad, deep in our hearts
You will always stay,
Loved and missed every day.

GALEA CURMI – PAUL. Fond and grateful memories of a loving father, tomorrow the 11th anniversary of his passing away to a better life, joining our mother Josette forever. We miss you both greatly, but the love and faith you shared live on in the hearts of all whom you touched by your life. Their children and families. A Mass celebrating their life will be said today at 7pm at the chapel of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, Balzan.

ZAMMIT. Remembering our dear uncle FRANZ, today the 14th anniversary of his passing away. Tony and Nadya, Eddie and Marie Lou, Mimi and Arthur, Sarah, Alexia, Lisa and Edward. Forever in our thoughts and prayers.

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