Obituaries

ABELA. On Sunday, August 16, SISTER ERSILIA, of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, of Balzan, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary community, her brother Alfred and his wife Carmen, nephews and nieces, other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass præsente cadavere will be said today, Monday, August 17, at the Balzan convent chapel, at 2.30pm, followed by interment at Santa Maria Addolorata cemetery. Lord, grant her eternal rest. The Sisters at the Balzan convent would like to inform those wishing to attend the funeral Mass that space, so limited at the convent’s chapel, will be reserved solely to family members. 

CHIRCOP. On August 15, at Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre, PHILIP, of St Julian’s residing in Sliema, aged 75, passed away peacefully, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife Josephine née Farrugia, his children Daniel and his wife Erika, Stephanie and her husband Keith, his grandchildren Benjamin and Katrina, Gillian and Martina, his brother and sisters, in-laws and their respective families, other relatives and friends. The funeral leaves Mater Dei Hospital tomorrow, Tuesday, August 18, at 8am for Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish church, Balluta where Mass præsente cadavere will be said at 8.30am followed by interment in the family grave at Santa Maria Addolorata cemetery. No flowers by request but donations to the Hospice Movement on his behalf would be appreciated. Lord, grant him eternal rest. The family would like to thank all the staff at Mater Dei Hospital and Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre for their care and dedication. The family regrets to inform that it is unable to receive visitors at home.

PEREGIN. On August 16, VINCENT, aged 93, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his beloved wife Lilian, his children Joseph and his wife Joseanne, MaryAnne and her husband Robert Ellul, John, Louise and her husband Paul Pace O’Shea, his 10 grand-children and four great- grandchildren, and Iris, the widow of his late brother Charles. Mass præsente cadavere will be celebrated at 8.30am on Wednesday, August 19, at Carmelite parish church in Balluta followed by interment in the family grave at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. No flowers by request but donations to Little Sisters of the Poor, Ħamrun would be appreciated. Donations can be made through direct deposits on APS Bank account Little Sisters of the Poor – number 101-35618520010. Lord, grant him eternal rest. Special thanks to all the staff at Zammit Clapp Home.

In Memoriam

BONNICI – ĠANNI. Cherished and unfading memories of a very beloved husband, father and grandfather, today the first anniversary of his passing away, August 17, 2019. Fondly re-membered by his beloved wife Pauline, his children Hermann and his wife Joan, Kurt and his wife Rosella, his grandchildren, Iona, Racquel, Yves, Alicia and Samyrah. A Mass for the repose of his soul will be said today, Monday, August 17, at 6.30pm, at Attard parish church. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

FABRI – CHRISTINE. In loving memory of a dear wife, mother and grandmother on the sixth anniversary of her death. Fondly remembered by her husband Alfred, her son Simon and his wife Rosa Eva, her daughter Angela and her husband Simon Montanaro and her beloved grandchildren David, Emma and Nick.

GALEA. Treasured memories of EDMEA, née Magri Overend, a dear mother and grandmother, especially today, the anniversary of her demise. Constantly in our thoughts and prayers. Mima, Cynthia and Claire. 

TONNA BARTHET. In loving memory of dearest MONICA whose first anniversary falls tomorrow, Tuesday, August 18. We will never forget you because you were the very best. You still are and always will be. You pray for us, you are very close to us, a most loving and lovely sister greatly missed by Margaret, Therese, Grace and all her beloved family. The 6.30pm Mass said tomorrow, Tuesday, August 18, at St Gregory’s parish church, Sliema, will be offered for the repose of Monica’s soul.

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