Obituaries

AZZOPARDI. On April 24, GIUSEPPA widow of Karmelo, of Paola, aged 98, passed away peacefully at Central Home, Mosta, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her children Eileen and her husband Paul, Sonny and his wife Rose, Joyce and her husband Tony, Miriam and her husband Frans, her grandchildren, her great-grandchildren, in-laws and their families, relatives and friends. The funeral leaves Mater Dei Hospital tomorrow, Friday, April 26, at 7.45am for Christ the King parish church, Paola, where Mass præsente cadavere will be said at 8.30am, followed by interment at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. Lord, grant her eternal rest.

GRECH. On Wednesday, April 26, MARIA of Victoria, Gozo, aged 85, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her dearest children Michael and his wife Anna, Frankie and his wife Josalda, George and his wife Josienne, her grandchildren David and his wife Miriam, Janet and her husband Adrian Mizzi, Ruth and her husband Danny Magro, Sarah, Nicholas and Lauren and great-grandchildren Gabriel, Rafael and Chloe. The funeral cortège leaves Gozo General Hospital on Friday, April 24 at 4.30pm for St George’s Basilica, where Mass præsente cadavere will be said at 5pm followed by interment at St Mary’s Cemetery. Lord, grant her eternal rest.

HAYES. On April 23, JOAN, née Xuereb, aged 76, passed away peacefully at Mater Dei Hospital. She leaves to mourn her loss her loving family. Her three sons Christopher, John and Matthew, their partners, Yasmeen, MerryAnn and Amanda. Her brother Albert, and sister-in-law Joanna. Her nieces Cathy, Anna and her husband Stephen, Jimmy and his sister Jane. Her sisters-in-spirit Maria Grech Ganado and Maria (Mucca) Buttigieg and her cousins. Her beloved grandchildren Keith, Christina, Ben, Rebecca, Jamie, Saffron and Robert and their partners Alana, Marica and Josefin, and great grandchildren Alesha and Christopher. The funeral leaves Mater Dei Hospital tomorrow, Friday, April 26, at 8.30am for St Julian’s parish church where Mass præsente cadavere will be said at 9am, followed by interment in the family grave at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. Lord, grant her eternal rest. At Joan’s request, please do not wear black nor bring flowers, but donations to Hospice Malta would be appreciated. The family particularly wish to thank the staff at Mater Dei Hospital for their kind support and assistance.

SALIBA. On April 24, at St James Hospital, Perit JOSEPH ANDREW SALIBA, a beloved husband and father, aged 90, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy 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 Mary Louise, his children Joseph and Taryn, Paul and Sally, Mark and Ruth, Kathryn and Brendan Caruana Montaldo, his grandchildren Emma and Anthony, Toby, Michael, Joe, Holly, Elle, Simon and Stuart, Liam, Ben and Robin, Molly and Max and his great grandchildren Austin, Joss and Carmen, as well as family and friends.
A Mass præsente cadavere will be said today, Thursday, April 25, at Stella Maris parish church, Sliema, at 1pm, followed by interment at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. Lord, grant him eternal rest. The family would like to thank his dedicated carers. May he sleep in heavenly peace. 

VASSALLO. On April 23, GODFREY, of Sliema, ex-department of Social Services employee and widower of Mabel née Santucci, aged 90, passed away peacefully at Mater Dei Hospital. He leaves to mourn his loss his only daughter Joanne, other relatives and friends. A Mass for the repose of his soul will be celebrated today at 10am at the Addolorata chapel, Paola. Lord, grant him eternal peace.

ZAHRA. On April 14, at Mater Dei Hospital, Alice, aged 93, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her step-daughter Caroline, wife of Robert McTait, her step-daughter in-law Doris, widow of her step-son Victor Zahra, her step-grandchildren and their respective spouses, her step-great-grandchildren and all other relatives and friends. The funeral leaves Mater Dei Hospital tomorrow, Friday, April 26, at 1.15am for Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish church, Fgura, where Mass præsente cadavere will be said at 2pm followed by interment in the family chapel at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. Lord, grant her eternal rest.

In Memoriam

AQUILINA. Treasured memories of JOE on the 15th anniversary of his passing to a better world. Rest in peace dear Joe. Marionne, Sandra, Guiseppe and Marco, Kenneth and Marieta.

COLEIRO – FRANZ. Unfading memories of my dear father FRANZ on the 51st anniversary of his death. Always remembered with love by Maria and family. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

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