Obituaries

BUSUTTIL. On February 18, at his residence in Ta’ Xbiex, MICHAEL, architect and former Director of Public Works, passed away peacefully at the age of 96, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his great loss, his beloved wife Olympia, née Formosa, his children Nadya and Tony Aquilina, Rudolph and Anna, née Wetz, Mark, Anne Marie and Conrad Thake, his grandchildren Sarah and Conrad Cassar Torregiani, Lisa and Malcolm Falzon, Christopher, Edward and Andrew and his great-grandchildren Ben, Peter, Nick and Max, in-laws, nephews, nieces and friends. Funeral Mass præsente cadavere will be celebrated today, Wednesday, February 20, at 2pm, at St John of the Cross parish church, Ta’ Xbiex, followed by interment at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

FABRI. On February 18, at Mater Dei Hospital, LAWRENCE of Vittoriosa, residing in Ħamrun, aged 92, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife Lily, his sons Brian and his wife Norma, Ray and his wife Anna and Simon and his wife Miriam, his grandchildren Gabrielle, Karla, Aimee, Gemima, Noah and Jean-Marc, his great-grandchildren Sofia, Francesca, Henry, Robin and Evie, his brother Louis, his in-laws and their families, other relatives and friends. The funeral leaves Mater Dei Hospital tomorrow, Thursday, February 21, at 2pm, for St Dominic and the Blessed Virgin church, Rabat, where Mass præsente cadavere will be said at 2.30pm, followed by interment in the family grave at Vittoriosa cemetery. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

THORNTON. On February 20, at Mater Dei Hospital, SAVIOUR of Gudja, aged 85, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife Josephine, his children Carmen, Freddy, Geoffrey and his wife Cathie, his grandchild Tassia, in-laws and their respective families, relatives and friends. The funeral leaves Mater Dei Hospital on Saturday, February 23, at 7.45am, for St Mary’s parish church, Gudja, where Mass præsente cadavere will be said at 8.30am, followed by interment in the family grave at Gudja cemetery. No flowers by request but donations to Id-Dar tal Providenza, Siġġiewi, will be appreciated. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

VELLA. The Lord called to His side JULIAN, of High Ridge, Madliena, aged 70. His wife Marie Josette, his son Silvain and wife Audrey, grandchildren Ileana and Francesca, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends will be missing the genuine charisma of a most loving, caring and lovable husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. The funeral leaves Mater Dei Hospital on Saturday, February 23, at 8.30am, for Tal-Ibraġ parish church where Mass præsente cadavere will be said at 9am, followed by interment in the family grave at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. Instead of flowers, donations to Id-Dar tal-Providenza, Siġġiewi, and Inspire, Bulebel, would be appreciated. Lord, grant him eternal rest. Special thanks go to the staff at the emergency of St James Hospital, Sliema, and Mater Dei Hospital.

In Memoriam

CREMONA. Treasured and unfading memories of our dear mother GIUDITTA and our dear father OSCAR on the 20th and 61st anniversary of their death. Monica and Alfred Conti and Maria Galea.

GRIMA – PATRICK. In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather on the second anniversary of his death today. Fondly remembered by his family and friends. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

PULLICINO. In loving memory of MARY on the first anniversary of her passing away to a better life. Fondly remembered by her children, Andrew, Anne and Claire, in-laws, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lord, grant her eternal rest.

WOODS. In loving and beautiful memory of a beloved and cherished mother and nanna, MELITA, today the first anniversary of her demise. Sadly missed and fondly remembered by her children, in-laws, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Always in our thoughts and prayers, forever in our hearts. Dear Lord, grant her eternal rest.

ZAMMIT – MARIE LOUISE. Treasured memories of a dearly loved mother and grandmother on the second anniversary of her demise. Frances, Patrick, in-laws and grandchildren.

BOV Philatelic Club

The Bank of Valletta Philatelic Club is holding a meeting at Fatima Sanctuary Convent, Gwardamangia, today at 6pm.  All stamp collectors are welcome. For more information, call 7931 5509.

Din l-Art Ħelwa AGM

The annual general meeting of Din l-Art Ħelwa is being held on Saturday at 11am at the Judge Caruana Curran Hall, 133 Melita Street, Valletta. All members are invited to attend.

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