Obituaries

DISTEFANO. On February 28, ROSE, née Darmenia Grech, widow of Frank, aged 89, went to meet the Risen Lord. She leaves to mourn her loss her children, Ivan and his wife Sandra, Claude and his wife Gail and Nicolette and her partner Max, her grandchildren Marco, Elena, Gianluca, Rachel, Daniel and Giulia, her dedicated carer Jeanette and many relatives and friends. The funeral leaves Mater Dei Hospital today, Saturday, March 2, 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. Lord grant her eternal rest.

FAVA – JOSEPH M. Welcomed by the Risen Lord on February 13, at the age of 86. Sadly grieved but lovingly remembered by his widow Eunice, his son Paul and partner Rebecca, his daughter Alison and husband David Key, his brother Anthony and wife Carmen in Malta, grandchildren Grace and Toby, Joy, widow of his brother Ron, in Canada, Aldo Cordina, widower of his sister Dorothy, in Malta, all their families, other in-laws, friends and acquaintances. A requiem Mass and service followed by interment at Easthampstead Park, Berkshire, will be conducted on March 7.

PELLEGRINI PETIT. On March 1, ANTHONY (Tonio), aged 91, went to meet the Risen Lord after a short illness borne with Christian fortitude. Treasured and sorely missed by his beloved wife Rosemary, his children Anna, Roberto and his wife Louise, Louise, Pierre and his wife Mireille, his grandchildren and great-granddaughter, his sister Rose Martin, his carer RoseMarie, other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, March 4, at 9am, at Jesus of Nazareth parish church, Sliema, followed by interment at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. No flowers by request but donations to Hospice Malta, Balzan, will be greatly appreciated. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

PRECA – FRANCIS. Welcomed by the Risen Lord on February 28, at the age of 71. Sadly grieved but lovingly remembered by his wife Angela, his daughters Amanda and Annabelle and their husbands Joe and Simon, and his grandchildren Sebastian, Jamie, Martina and Alex. Mass præsente cadavere will be celebrated on Monday, March 4, at 2pm, at the Tal-Ibraġ parish church. No flowers by request but donations to the Malta Parkinson’s Disease Association, PO Box 17, Marsa, are appreciated. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

SAMMUT. On March 1, at Mater Dei Hospital, MARY, née Tanti, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her sad loss her niece Margaret and her husband Charles Borg, their children Janine and her husband Jerre, Karl and his wife Maria, and Jonathan and his wife Rebecca, her brother and sisters, Rose widow of Edward Sammut, Phyllis and her husband Albert Agius, Oswald Tanti and his wife Alice, Iris widow of Frank Stafrace and her in-laws Louise Tanti and Monica Tanti, in the UK, together with her many nephews and nieces, other relatives and friends. The funeral leaves Mater Dei Hospital on Monday, March 4, at 9am, for the Divine Mercy Sanctuary, San Pawl tat-Tarġa, where Mass præsente cadavere will be said at 9.30am, followed by interment in the family grave at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. Lord, grant her eternal rest.

In Memoriam

CAMILLERI. In loving memory of our dear parents PAUL and MARIA on the anniversary of their demise, respectively. Never forgotten by their children and grandchildren.

GIALANZÈ. In loving memory of JOE, Monday, March 4, being the 11th anniversary of his demise. Loved and deeply missed by his beloved wife Maria, his daughter Erika, daughter-in-law Roberta and his grandchildren Isaac and Timothy. A remembrance Mass will be said tomorrow, Sunday, at 10.30am, at Mary Help of Christians, MSSP oratory, Birkirkara.

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