Obituaries

BRIFFA. On February 20, at Mater Dei Hospi­tal, ROMANO (Il-Bre), of Qormi, aged 74, passed away peacefully. He leaves to mourn his loss his children Anthony and his wife Joanne, Josette and her husband Paul, his grandchildren Raisa and her husband Ian, Daniel and his girlfriend Sherona, his sisters and brothers, in-laws and their respective families, relatives and friends. The funeral leaves Mater Dei Hospital today, Saturday, February 23, at 2.30pm, for St George’s parish church, Qormi, where Mass præsente cadavere will be said at 3pm, followed by interment in the family grave at Qormi cemetery. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

CASSAR. On February 21, at Mater Dei Hospital, LOUIS (Ġiġi), of Floriana, residing at Marsa, aged 98, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his children Polly and Victor Scerri, Publius, Joseph and AnnaMarie, Victor, Marianne and Gaetano Avallone, Mario and Anna and Charles and Marthese, his 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass will take place on Monday, February 25, at 8.30am, at the Holy Trinity parish church, Marsa. No flowers by request but donations to Puttinu Cares, Mater Dei Hospital, will be appreciated. The family regret they are unable to receive visitors. Lord, grant him eternal peace.

KIRPALANI. On February 21, at Mater Dei Hospital, LACHMAN of Msida, aged 95. Sadly missed and fondly remembered by his daughters Anna and Jacqueline, her husband Joseph, his niece Jasmine, Carmen Cachia, other relatives and friends. The funeral cortège leaves Mater Dei Hospital today, Saturday, February 23, at 1pm, for Ta’ Braxia Cemetery chapel, Pietà, where interment takes place.

MIFSUD BONNICI – GIUSEPPE, Chief Justice Emeritus, Professor of Philosophy of Law at the University of Malta, aged 88. He leaves to mourn his great loss his wife of nearly 60 years, Maria, née Cremona, his daughters Josette and her husband Joseph Calleja, Marie and her husband Tonio Darmanin and Dr Anna; his grandchildren Andrea, Giulio and his fiancée Diane, Pia and her husband Andrea de Battista, Michela, Daniela and Gabriella and his great-grandchild Beatrice; his beloved brother President Emeritus Ugo and his wife Gemma; his in-laws Anna Buttigieg and Dr Giovanni Cremona; his very close cousins, the Mifsud Bonnici family and the Pace Ross family, other relatives and good friends. Funeral Mass will be said tomorrow, Sunday, February 24, at 2.30pm, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica, Valletta. No flowers by request but donations to id-Dar tal-Providenza, Siġġiewi, and MSSP, Birkirkara, will be appreciated. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

VELLA. On February 14, at San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Rev. NOEL passed away peacefully at the age of 60. He leaves to mourn his loss his beloved aunt Lina, aunt Josephine, his cousins, Rosa and Eric Galea, Adrienne and George Xuereb, Mark and Nadine Vassallo, Odette and Philip Bonello, Jacqueline Vella, Roberta and Paul Sammut, his cousins in Australia, Joe, Marcelle, Arthur and Glorianne, Rosanne and Edgar, other relatives, friends and the parishioners of St Gregory the Great in Sliema. The funeral cortège leaves Mater Dei Hospital, Monday, February 25, for St Gregory the Great parish church. The St Gregory the Great Band Club will accompany the cortège to the parish church where Mass præsente cadavere will be celebrated at 1.30pm followed by interment at the Addolorata Cemetery. No flowers by request but a donation to id-Dar tal-Kleru and id-Dar tal-Providenza will be greatly appreciated. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

In Memoriam

BRINCAT. Treasured memories of our dearest aunty LINA on the 17th anniversary of her demise. Lovingly remembered by her family.

FARRUGIA – JOSEPH. In loving memory of a dear father. Missed by Kathleen, Moira and families.

FERRANTE DARBOIS. In loving memory of HENRI, today being the 10th anniversary of his demise. Always in our thoughts and prayers. So loved and missed by his family. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

MARICH – ALFRED. In loving memory of a wonderful father and grandfather who passed away 27 years ago today. Your life was a blessing, Your memory a treasure, You are loved beyond words, And missed beyond measure. Forever loved by his daughters Doreen, Caroline and Louise, his sons-in-law and grandchildren.

OLIVIERI – JOE. On the first anniversary of his demise. Fondly remembered by his dear wife Marie-Louise, his children Louis and his wife Elizabeth, Josette and her husband Steve Naudi, Brigid and her husband Patrick White and grandchildren. A Mass for the repose of his soul will be said today at 6.30pm at the Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy, San Pawl tat-Tarġa, Naxxar.

PADOVANI. In loving memory of JOSEPHINE on the first anniversary of her demise. Sadly missed by her brother John, her sister Margaret, her nephews and nieces and their families. A Mass for the repose of her soul will be said today, Saturday, February 23, at 6.30pm, at St Gregory’s parish church, Sliema. Lord, grant her eternal rest.

SAMMUT – Chev. JOSEPH C. SAMMUT. Treasured memories of a beloved husband of Mary on the sixth anniversary of his demise. Mass for the repose of his soul will be said tomorrow, Sunday, February 24, at 11.30am at the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy, San Pawl tat-Tarġa. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

VELLA ZARB – EDDIE. Treasured memories of a dearly loved father and grandfather who died 43 years ago in a traffic accident in Floriana. Anna, Greta and family. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

To whom it may concern

Ms Sonya Galea, ID 229075 M, would like to thank the Scholarship Unit and the Ministry for Education and Employment for their support during her studies that have led to her successfully completing a Masters in Systemic Family Therapy following her submission of a dissertation “Journey to Successful Inclusion – Narratives of families of tertiary level students with a disability”. Ms Galea obtained a scholarship under Endeavour Scheme B in 2015.

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