Obituaries

ATTARD. On March 8, at Dar tal-Kleru, Birkirkara, Mgr EDGAR ATTARD, Cap. S.S., of Paola, aged 85, went to meet the Risen Lord, whom he served in the priesthood for 60 years. He leaves to mourn his irreparable loss his brother Frank, residing in Canada, his sister Evelyn, his brother Albert and his wife Artemia, and his sister Mary and her husband Professor Victor Mallia-Milanes, nephews and nieces and other relatives and friends, especially from the parish of Christ the King, Paola, and the parishes of Marsascala, Gudja, Tarxien and St George, Qormi, where he served as parish priest. The funeral cortège leaves St John the Baptist chapel (Museum chapel – Female Section), St Monica Street, Paola, on Monday, March 11, at 9.30am, accompanied by the Metropolitan Chapter and members of the clergy, for Christ the King parish church, Paola, where Mass præsente cadavere will be celebrated at 10am by Mgr Joseph Galea Curmi, His Lordship Auxiliary Bishop of Malta, followed by interment at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. No flowers by request but donations to Dar tal-Kleru will be greatly appreciated. Lord, grant him eternal rest. Special thanks go to Il-Qaddejja taċ-Ċenaklu and all the staff at Dar tal-Kleru for their dedication and loving care.

BUTTIGIEG. On Wednesday, March 6, at Gozo General Hospital, JOSEPH of Nadur, residing in Victoria, Gozo, former teacher, aged 92, passed away peacefully. He leaves to mourn his loss his children Marita, Alan George and his wife Maria and Rosabelle and her husband George Pavia; his grandchildren Ylenia, Jean-Pierre and his wife Jennifer Peresso, Christiana Buttigieg, JeanPaul and his wife Veronica, Stephanie and her husband Darrell Curmi; Benjamin, Dr Lauren Lee and Katrin Pavia, his six great-grandchildren, his sister Carmen Meilak of USA, his in-laws Mary Mallia, Carmen and Bert Pace; relatives and friends. The funeral leaves Gozo General Hospital today at 3.30pm for St George’s Basilica, Victoria, where Mass præsente cadavere will be celebrated, followed by interment in the family grave at Sannat cemetery. Any donations to Moviment Missjunarju Ġesù fil-Proxxmu will be greatly appreciated. Kindly remember him in your prayers.

FRESLE. On March 1, at Mater Dei Hospital, GLYNDWR of Wales, aged 87, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife Margret, his son Lee Patrick, his granddaughter Alison and his in-laws Heather Davies, Barbara and John Fletcher. The funeral leaves Mater Dei Hospital on Monday, March 11, at 3pm, for Naxxar parish church where Mass præsente cadavere will be said at 3.30pm, followed by interment at Naxxar cemetery. No flowers by request but donations to id-Dar tal-Providenza, Siġġiewi, will be appreciated. The family regret they are unable to receive visitors. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

MARSHALL. On March 5, at Mater Dei Hospital, the most noble MIGNON nèe Scicluna, passed away peacefully. She leaves to mourn her loss her beloved daughter Romina, her son Marcus and his wife Marion, her grandchildren Marcus, Matthew and Luke, her niece Marie Christiane and her daughter Justine, her cousin Michael and other relatives and friends who all cherish her love, strength and sense of fun. The funeral leaves Mater Dei Hospital at 1.30pm on Tuesday, March 12, for the Naxxar parish church where Mass will be celebrated at 2pm followed by private interment at the family chapel. No flowers by request but donations to MSPCA, through www.maltaspca.org/donate, will be gratefully appreciated.

Requiem Mass

A Mass in memory of JOE PACE will be celebrated tomorrow, Sunday, March 10, at 5.30pm, in the crypt of the Divine Mercy chapel, San Pawl tat-Tarġa, being the first anniversary of his demise.

In Memoriam

BONELLO – NICHOLAS. In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather, especially tomorrow the 11th anniversary of his demise. A Mass for the repose of his soul will be said tomorrow morning at 11 at St Francis of Assisi church, Msida Street, Birkirkara. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

D’AMATO. Cherished memories of MICHAEL, today the 25th anniversary of his demise. Always fondly remembered by his children and their families. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

GRIFFITHS – JOSEPH HENRY, died March 9, 1986. In loving memory of our beloved father, gone but not forgotten. His children Doreen, Tony, James, Gerald and Maryse. Pray for the repose of his soul.

LICARI – VICTOR. Remembering a very special brother-in-law and uncle, today the first anniversary of his parting to eternal life. Gone but his memory will live with us for ever. Mona, Simone, Vikki and Paul, Patty, Roger, Maxine and Redent.

LICARI – VICTOR. Special thoughts of a dear brother-in-law and uncle, especially today the first anniversary of his passing. Always in our thoughts and prayers. Gloria and Joe, Massie, Martina, Marc and Harry.

LICARI – VICTOR. Fond memories of a dear brother-in-law and uncle who departed this life one year ago. Always remembered by Norman, Francesca and Andrej.

PIROTTA – JOSEPH. Cherished and unfading memories of a dearly beloved husband, today the third anniversary of his demise. Fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife Rose, his siblings and their families.

Beautiful memories silently kept
Of one that I loved and will never forget.

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