Obituaries

AQUILINA. On November 27, at his residence, GODWIN (Godfrey) of Siġġiewi, residing in Attard, aged 77, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife Antonia (Nina), his son James and his daughter Marie Claire, his siblings Carmen and her husband Nicholas, Joseph and his wife Romilda, Cecilia and her husband Jim, Sr Bernardette of the Poor Clares, Mary Doris, Anthony and his wife Nancy, nephews and nieces, other relatives and friends. The funeral leaves Mater Dei Hospital on Saturday, December 1, at 3pm, for St Nicholas parish church, Siġġiewi, where Mass præsente cadavere will be said at 3.30pm, followed by interment at Siġġiewi cemetery. No flowers by request but donations to id-Dar tal-Providenza, Siġġiewi, will be greatly appreciated. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

CIANTAR. On November 29, ANTHONY (Twanny) of Vittoriosa, residing at Fgura, aged 75, went to meet the Risen Lord, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife Lilian, his son Andrew, his daughter Caroline and her husband Charles Duncan, his grandchildren Keith and his girlfriend Tiziana, and Cynthia, his brother Lawrence, Connie, widow of his brother Joe, his sisters Sr M. Sophia, Jane and her husband Joe Tabone and Pauline, widow of Adrian Bowman, his mother-in-law Emmanuela and his brother-in-law Frederick-Alan, nephews, nieces and their families, other relatives and friends. The funeral leaves Mater Dei Hospital on Saturday, December 1, at 9.30am, for Christ the King parish church, Paola, where Mass præsente cadavere will be said at 10am. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

DESPOTT. On November 23, KARL ANTHONY of Sliema, formerly of Balzan, aged 71, passed away peacefully at home after a short illness borne with Christian fortitude surrounded by his loved ones, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his irreparable loss, his treasured wife, Maphine née Xuereb, his beloved children, Edward and Maria, his sisters Jean and Tania, brother Maurice, his in-laws, nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. He will also be fondly remembered as a dedicated and well-loved educator, especially by his very many past students of physics, his favourite subject. Mass præsente cadavere will be said on Saturday, December 1, at 2pm, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish church, Balluta, followed by interment at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. The family would prefer not to receive visitors at this time. Rather than flowers, donations to the Ursuline Crèche, Sliema, and Hospice Malta, Balzan, would be greatly appreciated. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

FRENDO CUMBO. On November 29, at 152, Sisters Street, Sr M. PIA (of the Sisters of Charity), aged 82, passed away peacefully to meet the Risen Lord. She leaves to mourn her loss the congregation of the Sisters of Charity, her brother Alfred and his wife Carmen, her sister Connie and her husband Tony, in England her sisters Tessie, Polly, Rose, her brother Pio and his wife Mary, her sister Annie and her husband Frank, nephews, nieces and other relatives and friends. Mass præsente cadavere will be celebrated tomorrow at 9am at the chapel of the convent of the Sisters of Charity, Tarxien, followed by interment at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. Lord, grant her eternal rest.

GALEA. On November 27, at Mater Dei Hospital, SYLVIA, aged 79, went to meet the Risen Lord, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her siblings Therese Mercieca, Mary Hardisty and Frank Galea, her nieces Katia Mercieca and Tanya Foote, her nephews Karl Mercieca, Steven Hardisty and Simon Galea, other relatives and friends. The funeral cortège leaves Mater Dei Hospital tomorrow, Friday, November 30, at 8.30am, for St Theresa Sanctuary, Birkirkara, where Mass præsente cadavere will be said at 9.15am. Lord, grant her eternal rest.

THAKE. On November 27, at Mater Dei Hospital, MARTIN, aged 64, passed away suddenly after a short illness, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his loving sister Maryanne, his brothers Peter and Mavonia, Stephen and Deborah, John and Josanne, and David and Agnieska, his nephews and nieces Robert, Paula, Michael, Matthew, Christine, Steffi, Rachel, Max, Alex, Harry, Sophie and Nicole, his aunts Gladys, Lilian and Marionne, Heidi, widow of Wilfred, cousins, other relatives and friends, and all his students from various colleges where he taught. The funeral cortége leaves Mater Dei Hospital on Saturday, December 1, at 9.30am, for the Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy, San Pawl tat-Tarġa, limits of Naxxar, where Mass præsente cadavere will be celebrated at 10am. No flowers by request but a donation to Id-Dar tal-Providenza, Siġġiewi, will be greatly appreciated. The family regret that they will not be able to receive visitors. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

In Memoriam

ABELA. In loving memory of RITA, today the fourth anniversary of her demise, 29.11.2014. Always remembered and deeply missed by her loving husband Mariante, son Simon and Maria, daughter Stephanie and Ian, mother Ġemma, sisters Josephine and Carmen, brothers and sisters-in-law, all their families, relatives and friends. A Mass for the repose of her soul will be said today, Thursday, November 29, at 6.30pm, at the Carmelite parish church, Balluta. Lord, keep her in Your loving arms.

BONELLO – ANGELE. Treasured memories of a loving mother and grandmother, today being the seventh anniversary of her meeting the Lord. Deeply missed by her son Miguel and his wife Annabelle, her grandchildren Emma and Andrew. A Mass for the repose of her soul will be said on Sunday, December 2, at 11am, at Tal-Ibraġ parish church. Dear Lord, grant her eternal rest.

BONELLO – ANGELE. Cherished memories of a dear friend on the seventh anniversary of her death. Lovingly remembered in my prayers. Carole. Rest in peace dear.

BORG – SANDRA. On the 22nd anniversary of her demise. Never forgotten by her in-laws Maggie and Carm, Christine and Joseph, Sue and Tonio.

Our loved ones are not lost
But they are in the good hands of God.

CARUANA – IRIS. Cherished and unfading memories of a caring and loving mother and sister-in-law, today the ninth anniversary of her demise. Always in our prayers, Bernadette and Nino Angeli, Thèrése and Tony Zammit, Marie and Philip Tabone, grandchildren, Lillian and Rose Sansone.

DARMANIN. Treasured memories which we will never forget of our dear auntie MARIA, on the ninth anniversary of her passing away. Lovingly remembered by Tony, Marina and Cora. Lord, grant her eternal rest.

DEPASQUALE – Bishop ANNETTO DEPASQUALE. Unfading memories of a beloved brother on the seventh anniversary of his death. Lovingly remembered by his brothers, sisters, in-laws, nephews and nieces. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

FARRUGIA – SAVIOUR. In memory of a loving father and grand-father on the seventh anniversary of his passing away. Sadly missed by his sons Albert, Alex and Mario and their families.

FARRUGIA SACCO. Treasured and unfading memories of our beloved SUSAN, a much loved wife, mother and grandmother, on the 13th anniversary of her going to live in the glory of God. May she always rest in the love of the Divine Lord. Almighty God grant her eternal peace she deserves so much. Her ever loving husband Lino, her devoted sons David and his wife Carmen, Steven and his wife Albertine, and her grandchildren Martina, Suzanne, Alec and Reeva. A Mass for the repose of her soul will be celebrated today, Thursday, November 29, at 6pm, at St John of the Cross parish church, Ta’ Xbiex.

MIFSUD BONNICI – PIO. Treasured memories of a dear father and grandfather on the 42nd anniversary of his demise.

Beautiful memories
Silently kept
Of one that we loved
And will never forget.

Lovingly remembered by his children Jeanne, Salvino, Marion, Isabel, Chris and all their families. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

MIFSUD. In loving memory of JOSIE on the eighth anniversary of his passing to eternal life. Fr Francis Mifsud, Miriam, Shirley and family.

PACE. In loving memory of IVAN, today the third anniversary of his passing away. Forever in our hearts and prayers. Myriam and family.

STRICKLAND – The Hon. MABEL STRICKLAND. On the 30th anniversary of her death. Lovingly remembered by her great nephews Robert and Henry and all the other members of her family. Lord, grant her eternal rest.

STRICKLAND – The Hon. MABEL STRICKLAND. On the 30th anniversary of her demise. Never forgotten by the directors, editors and staff of Allied Newspapers Limited and Progress Press Co. Ltd.

STRICKLAND – The Hon. MABEL STRICKLAND. On the 30th anniversary of her death. Lovingly remembered by the council members of The Strickland Foundation.

TABONE – JOSIE. Cherished memories of a dear father on his 29th anniversary.

You may be out of sight
We may be worlds apart
But you are always on our minds
And forever in our heart.

Fondly remembered and never forgotten. Joe, Colin, Mario and families.

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