ABELA. On March 3, at Karin Grech Hospital Maternity Wing, to Gabriella née Pace and Kevin, God's precious gift of a son - DAMIAN ANTHONY, a welcome brother to Adam. Deo gratias et Mariae. Special thanks to the dedicated staff at the maternity ward.

ANASTASI. On March 19, at Karin Grech Hospital, to Caroline née Ciappara and Ian, God's precious gift of a daughter - FRANCESCA. Special thanks to the very dedicated midwife and staff at Karin Grech Hospital Maternity Wing. Deo gratias et Mariae.

BARTOLO. On March 20, at St James Capua Hospital, Sliema, to Tanya née Falzon and Brian, God's precious gift of a second son - JULIAN, brother to Mathias. Thanks to the obstetrician, midwife Carmen Scerri and all the staff at St James Capua Hospital.

BORG. On March 24, at Karin Grech Hospital, to Nadia née Cassar and Charles, God's precious gift of a first-born son - OWEN. Special thanks to all the medical staff, midwife and nursing staff in the maternity wards for their care. Deo gratias et Mariae.

CAMILLERI. On March 20, at Karin Grech Hospital, to Odette née Caruana and Chris, a beautiful gift from God - AMY. Our heartfelt gratitude goes to all the medical, midwifery nd nursing staff of the maternity wards for their competence and supportive care. Special thanks to our families for their love and support. Thanks be to the Lord.

CHAPELLE PALEOLOGO. On March 18, at St Philip's Hospital, to Natasha née Stanley and Jean, God's precious gift of a daughter - LISA, a most welcome sister to Annah. Special thanks to the obstetrician, the pediatrician, the midwife Mrs Carmen Cannataci and all the maternity staff.

FENECH. On 23 February, to Geoffrey and Vivienne née Buontempo, God's precious gift of a daughter - MAYA, a most welcome sister to Anastasia. Thanks be to the Lord.

GALEA. On March 5, at Karin Grech Hospital, to Christine née Farrugia and Adrian, God's precious gift of a son - JULIAN, a welcome brother to Lisa. Special thanks to the dedicated staff at the maternity ward. Deo gratias et Mariae.

MICALLEF. On March 12, at St James Capua Hospital, Sliema, to Paula née Tabone and Sandro, God's precious gift of a son - ALEXANDER. A most welcome brother to Julia. Special thanks to all the maternity staff at St James Capua Hospital for their excellent care and dedication. Deo gratias et Mariae.

SPITERI LONGHURST. On March 20, at St Luke's Hospital, to Ruth née Longhurst and Stefan, God's precious gift of a first-born daughter - JULIA. Thanks to the midwife and to all the staff of the labour ward and post-natal ward.

VELLA. On March 22, at St James Hospital, Ûabbar, to Rita née Bonnici and Stephen, God's precious gift of a baby daughter - BERNICE. A welcome sister to Raisa. Special thanks to the obstetrician, midwives Anna Calleja and Anna Croucher for their support and dedication.

WACHTEL. On March 20, at St George's Hospital, London, to Lorraine née Napier and Michael, God's precious gift of a daughter - LILY MICHELLE. Thanks be to God and Holy Mary.

WITTEBROOD. Sabrina and Denis are proud to announce the birth of their son - JAMIE JAKE, born on February 29. We thank Our Lord and the staff of St Luke's Hospital.

Engagements

Mr KURT R. ALFREY, LL.B. (Hons), and Miss ROBERTA L. VELLA, LL.B. (Hons), LL.M.
The engagement is announced between KURT, elder son of Mr and Mrs Ronald Alfrey of Toronto, Canada, and ROBERTA LUISA, daughter of Dr and Mrs Anton Vella of Harborne, Birmingham.

Mr TOM BURROUGHES and Miss NOREEN CESAREO
The engagement is announced between TOM, elder son of Mr and Mrs G Burroughes of Chediston, Suffolk, UK, and NOREEN, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs A. Cesareo of Sta Lucija.

Obituary

ABELA. On March 25, at his residence in Ta' Xbiex, GODWIN, aged 68, passed peacefully away, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his beloved and devoted wife Sarah née Laferla, his daughters Charlaine and her husband Chris, Daphne and her husband Ian, Karen and her husband Austin, his son Duncan and his wife Gisele, his most beloved grandchildren Alan and his girlfriend Anne Marie, Sarah, Hannah and Thomas, David, Jeremy and Sophie, his sisters Lydia, widow of Vincent Cachia, and Yvonne and Frank Spiteri, his brother Maurice, his in-laws, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
The funeral leaves St James Capua Hospital tomorrow at 1.30 p.m. for St John of the Cross parish church, Ta' Xbiex, where Mass praesente cadavere will be said at 2 p.m., followed by interment at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. Donations to the Eden Foundation will be appreciated. May the Lord grant him eternal rest.

ALOISIO. On March 25, DORIS née Micallef, aged 62, of Gzira, passed peacefully away comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her loving husband Alfred, her two children Joseph and his wife Sonia and Graziella and her fiancé Saviour, her grandchildren Rebecca and Glenn, her father Paul, her brothers Francis and his wife Rose, and Victor, her sister Monica and her husband Joe Schembri, her in-laws Vincenza and her husband Alfred Attard, Deo and his wife Dea, and Miriam and her husband Patrick Farrugia, other relatives and friends. - R.I.P.
The funeral leaves Boffa Hospital tomorrow at 1.30 p.m. for Gzira parish church where Mass praesente cadavere will be said at 2 p.m., followed by interment at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. No flowers by request but donations to Fra Diegu Home in Hamrun will be appreciated.

AQUILINA. On March 24, GUZA, née Pace, at her daughter's residence in Naxxar, went to meet the Risen Lord. She leaves to mourn her loss her only daughter Mary Anne, wife of Michael Falzon, her only grandson David and other relatives and friends. - R.I.P.
The funeral leaves St Luke's Hospital tomorrow at 1.30 p.m. for Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery chapel where Mass praesente cadavere will be said at 2 p.m., followed by interment. No flowers by request but donations to Id-Dar tal-Providenza, Siggiewi, will be appreciated.

AZZILLA. On March 26, at St Luke's Hospital, Carmelo, of Balzan, aged 61, passed peacefully away comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his great loss his beloved wife Jane née Fenech, his only daughter Giselle, his brothers and sisters, in-laws and their families, other relatives and friends. - R.I.P.
The funeral leaves St Luke's Hospital on Tuesday at 8 a.m., where Mass praesente cadavere will be said at the Annunciation parish church, Balzan, at 8.30 a.m., followed by interment at Lija Cemetery. No flowers by request but donations to Id-Dar tal-Providenza, Siggiewi, will be greatly appreciated. The family regret they are unable to receive visitors.

BORG. On March 22, at St Luke's Hospital, GUZA, of Lija, aged 80, widow of Carmenu, passed peacefully away comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her great loss her children Mary Rose and her husband Alfred, Emma, Joe and his wife Natalie, and Mario, her grandchildren Claire and her husband Esam, Keith, Angele and Nicholas and her great-granddaughter Naomi, other relatives and friends.
The funeral leaves St Luke's Hospital on Wednesday at 8 a.m. for Lija parish church where Mass praesente cadavere will be said at 8.30 a.m. followed by interment in the family vault at Burmarrad cemetery. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

CAMILLERI. On March 24, Desmond, aged 46, of St Julian's, died under tragic circumstances at his residence. He leaves to mourn his loss his beloved wife Rosanna née Navarro, his father Walter, and Rita, his sisters Pat and her husband Carol Calleja, and Valerie, his brothers Ian and his wife Joan, David, and Mark and his wife Angele, his sister-in-law Nathalie Navarro, his brother-in-law Raymond Navarro and his wife Josephine, his nephews and nieces Debbie, Nikky, Philippa, Kathleen, Pia, Kristina, Julia, Petra and Matthew, and other relatives and friends. - R.I.P.
The funeral leaves St Luke's Hospital on Tuesday at 7.45 a.m. for St Julian's parish church, where Mass praesente cadavere will be said at 8.15 a.m., followed by interment at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. No flowers by request but donations to Id-Dar tal-Providenza, Siggiewi, will be appreciated. May the Lord grant him eternal rest.

CARUANA. On March 23, at St James Capua Hospital, Sliema, Lt. Col. GUSTAV Caruana, MBE, ED, late KOMR, chairman British Legion (Malta branch), aged 83, passed peacefully away comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his great loss his loving wife Muriel née Cordwell, his only daughter Carol and her husband David Demajo, his precious grandchildren Rachel and boyfriend Sean, Zach and Anthea, his brother Tony and his wife Cynthia, his sister Mary and her husband Dr Peppi Paris, his sisters-in-law Winnie Beedell and Babs Forsyth, his in-law Nellie Demajo Albanese, his nephews and nieces, other relatives and his numerous friends. - R.I.P.
The funeral leaves St James Capua Hospital tomorrow at 2 p.m. for St Gregory's parish church, Sliema, where Mass praesente cadavere will be said at 2.30 p.m. followed by interment at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. The family regret that they are unable to receive visitors. No flowers by request but donations to the Salesian Brothers, St Patrick's School, Sliema, will be appreciated. The family would like to thank all the staff of St James Hospital for their dedication and loving care.

CATANIA. On March 24, Emmanuel, aged 87, born in Naxxar, residing in Sliema, passed peacefully away comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife Stella née Muscat, his children Doris and her husband Victor Scerri, Victor and his wife Brigitte, and Raymond and his wife Joan, his grandchildren Tomothy Scerri and his wife Manuela, Daniel Scerri and his wife Maria, Roberta and her husband Ger Myler, Conrad, Jeanelle and Kristina, his great-grandchildren Sinead, Francesca and Lara, other relatives and friends. - R.I.P.
The funeral leaves St Luke's Hospital on Tuesday at 9 a.m. for Sacro Cuor parish church, Sliema, where Mass praesente cadavere will be said at 9.30 a.m. followed by interment at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. No flowers by request but donations to Id-Dar tal-Providenza, Siggiewi, will be appreciated.

GARRONI. On March 25, WILFRID, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He is mourned by his beloved wife Iris, née Attard, his sons Patrick and his wife Brigid, and Brian and his wife Sue, daughters Elaine and her husband Ray Coppini, and Mariella and her husband Ralph Portelli, his grandchidlren, nephews and nieces, in-laws, relatives and friends. - R.I.P.
Mass praesente cadavere will be celebrated at St Gregory's parish church, Sliema, on Tuesday, March 29, at 2.30 p.m., followed by interment at Santa Marija Addolorata Cemetry. No flowers by request, but donations to the Salesian Fathers, Sliema, will be appreciated.

MAHONEY. On March 22, at Casa Arkati, Mosta, OLGA née Mea of St Julian's, and widow of Henry, passed peacefully away at the venerable age of 100 comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her irreparable loss her son Rev. Fr Leonard Mahoney, O.Carm, her daughter Marlene and her husband Tonio Portughese, her granddaughter Alexia and grandsons Kevin, Clive, and Keith and wife Kate residing in UK, her great- grandchildren, her widowed son-in-law Frank Gregory, her faithful companion Lilian, as well as other relatives and friends.
The funeral leaves Casa Arkati tomorrow at 9 a.m. for Balluta parish church, St Julian's, where Mass praesente cadavere will be said at 9.30 a.m., followed by interment at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. No flowers by request but donations to Id-Dar tal-Providenza, Siggiewi, will be appreciated. The family would like to thank the staff of Casa Arkati for their invaluable care, while they regret that they are unable to receive visitors. May the Lord embrace her, as she rightly deserves.

SCERRI. On March 24, at St Luke's Hospital, GRACE, aged 78, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her children Victor and his wife Iris, Marion and her husband Gaetano, Silvio and his wife Melanie, Joe, Anabel, and Marisa and her husband James, her grandchild and great-grandchildren, her brothers and sisters, in-laws, other relatives and friends. - R.I.P.
The funeral leaves St Luke's Hospital tomorrow at 7.15 a.m. for Maria Bambina parish church, Senglea, where Mass praesente cadavere will be said at 7.45 a.m. followed by interment at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery.

SPITERI. On March 25, JOSEPH E., Principal Health Inspector, aged 56, passed peacefully away comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his beloved wife Lucienne née Pecorella, his adored children Christian and Jonathan and their girlfriends Abigail and Elaine, his parents Francis and Theresa, his brother and sisters, Manuel, Carmen, Mary, Vivienne, Antoinette, Doris, Sally and Theresa and their spouses, his in-laws Godfrey, Mary Rose and Ian and their spouses, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
The funeral cortège leaves St Luke's Hospital on Tuesday at 1.30 p.m. for Sacro Cuor parish church, Sliema, where Mass praesente cadavere will be said at 2 p.m., followed by interment at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetry. Donations to id-Dar tal-Providenza, Siggiewi, will be greatly appreciated. Lord grant him eternal rest.

Requiem Masses

On the trigesima die since the demise of JULIANA MICOVIC, a Mass for the repose of her soul will be held tomorrow at 6.45 p.m. at the Good Counsel church, Paceville. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

In Memoriam

AGIUS. Ever loving and treasured memories of our dearest mother VIOLET, on the second anniversary of her call to eternal life. Sadly missed and never forgotten by her children Margaret, Mary, Evelyn, Joseph, Alfred and Sylvia and their spouses, her grandchildren an great grandchildren. Mass for the repose of her soul will be celebrated tomorrow at 6.30 p.m. at St Joseph's Church, Xemxija. Mum you are always in our hearts.

ATTARD BONDÍ. In loving memory of our dear mother CARMELA and sister MARIE on the anniversary of their death. Always in our hearts and prayers. Their family.

BORG CARBOTT - FRANCES. Very precious memories of a dearly beloved mother and grandmother on the 21st anniversary of her demise. Fondly remembered by her children Mary Rose and George, Vincent and Ilona, Lilian and Felix and grandchildren Denise, Stuart, Greta, Duncan, David and Francesca. Lord grant her eternal rest.

BORG - CARMELA, widow of Gangu, today the 18th anniversary of her demise. Never forgotten by her daughter Lina and her husband George Gauci, her sons George, Joe, Maurice and Victor. A prayer is kindly solicited.

CAMILLERI. In loving memory of our dear father JOSEPH, today the 12th anniversary of his death. Fondly remembered by his daughters, Antoinette, Josephine, Candida and Marionne.

CARUANA - IRIS. Treasured memories of a dear mother and grandmother, on the sixth anniversary of her meeting with the Lord. Always in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. Her children Maurice, Antonella, Elena, Maria and Hugh. Mass for the repose of her soul will be celebrated today at St John of the Cross, Ta' Xbiex at 8.30 a.m. Your unforgettable smile lives on to cheer our hearts.

CATANIA. In loving memory of PAUL, on Tuesday the second anniversary of his demise. Fondly remembered by all his family. Kindly remember him in your prayers. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

FIORENTINO - JOHN. On his 21st anniversary of his death. Still missed and loved by his wife, children and their family.

LAUTIER - JOHN. In everlasting memory of our dear father today the 37th year of his demise. Always remembered by his children Marie, Saviour, Oliver, Joe, Nathalie and their families.

MAMO - JANE. Always lovingly remembered. Especially on this second anniversary of her passing. Andrew, Rachael and Julian and their respective families.

MAMO - JANE (Ginny), widow of John. In loving memory, on the second anniversary of her death. Rose and all her family.

MIFSUD - CARMELO. Treasured memories of a beloved husband, father and grandfather on the 15th anniversary of his death. Deeply missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Carmela, his son Alfred and his wife Jane, his daughter Doris and her husband Louis, and grandchildren Stephanie, Audrey, Erika, Celia, Patrick and Natalie.
Never more than a thought away,
Quietly remembered every day,
In God's care you rest above
In our heart's you rest in love.
Lord, grant him eternal rest.

PARKE. Loving memories of our dear MABEL née Pace Bonello who passed away 21 years ago today. Antoine and family.

POLLACCO DARMENIA. Treasured and unfading memories of a dear husband and father, JOSEPH, on the fifth anniversary of his death. Deeply missed by his wife Josephine, children, in-laws and grandchildren.

PULLICINO. In ever loving memory of MARION, a beloved wife, mother and grandmother, today the 20th anniversary of her demise.
Wonderful memories of one so dear,
Treasured still with love sincere,
In our hearts she's living yet,
We loved her too dearly to forget.
Your husband Wally, children Godwin, Yvette and Kenneth, in-laws and grandchildren.

PULLICINO. Unfading and treasured memories of my dear mother MARION on the 20th anniversary of her demise.
Twenty years ago we had to part
Yet you remain
Forever in my heart.
Your loving daughter Yvette.

SALNITRO. In loving memory of THERESE on the 12th anniversary of her death. Franz, Guza, Mario, Odette.

SAMMUT - Notary Dr ANGELO SAMMUT. Cherished and unfading memories of a beloved husband, father and grandfather on the fourth anniversary of his demise. Remembered with love by his wife Melina, his children Maria and Lawrence, Henrietta and Louis, Michael and Sandra, Stephen, Nathalie, Johanna and David, and his grandchildren Mark, Daniel, Michela, Francesca and Matthew. Always in our thoughts and prayers. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

SHAW. Treasured memories of our dear mother ANTOINETTE née Borg Carbott on the 12th anniversary of her demise.
For a wealth of loving memories
That time cannot erase
Within our heart
You'll always hold
A very special place.
Always in our thoughts and prayers. Her sons, daughters, in-laws and grandchildren. All Masses said today at Mary the Immaculate Mother church, Ta' l-Ibrag, will be offered for the repose of her soul. Lord, grant her eternal rest.

VASSALLO. In ever lasting memory of ANTONIA, a dear mother and grandmother on the 18th anniversary of her passing away. Sadly missed by her son Nicholas and his wife Joyce, her daughter Suor Stefania and family. Always in our thoughts and prayers. Lord, grant her eternal rest.

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