Announcement

Announcement Page

Annoucements of Noble births, engagements, deaths and ennoblement.
We welcome updates to Maltese descendants of the Maltese nobility and those of Foreign nobility, descendants of Political leaders, or relations to Bishops.
Extended to all those descendants of the Maltese nobility and those of Foreign nobility.
Recommence February 2021, though annoucements go back as far 22nd July 2020.
Last update: 23-06-2022.
 
Annoucement of Death;
Calleja dei Baroni di Gnien is-Sultan, Ghajn Tuffieha e Quattara.
 
CALLEJA. On June 21, MAURICE EDWARD, aged 87, a much beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife Yana, his children Meinrad and his wife Jing, Patrick and his wife Catherine, Clarissa and her partner Keith, his grandchildren and their spouses and partners, his great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, in-laws and friends. The funeral cortège leaves Mater Dei Hospital tomorrow, Friday, June 24, for St Gregory’s parish church, Sliema, where Mass præsente cadavere will be celebrated at 8.45am, followed by interment at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. No flowers by request but donations to Hospice Malta will be appreciated. Lord, grant him eternal rest.
Reference: [Times of Malta]; 
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Annoucement of Death;
Churchill nee Lancaster.
 
From the Telegraph of 18 June 2022: CHURCHILL Catherine (née Lancaster), died at home on 10th June, aged 53, following a brave battle with lung cancer. Beloved daughter of Antony and Heather, wife of Randolph and mother of Serena, Zoe, Alice and John. There will be a Funeral at St Mary the Virgin Church, Westerham on 27th June at 11 a.m. No flowers please. Donations, if desired, via catherinechurchill.muchloved.com/ All enquiries please to Alex Jones Funeral Directors...
She was d of Antony LANCASTER of Kensington, London. She m 1992 Lt Randolph Leonard CHURCHILL RN (ret) b 1965 s of Winston SPENCER-CHURCHILL MP [1970-97] b 1940 & d 2010 (gs of sometime British PM Sir Winston Leonard SPENCER-CHURCHILL KG gs of 7th Duke of MARLBOROUGH etc) and his 1st w Mary Caroline (Minnie) b c1940 reg Q1 Berks d of Sir Gerard John Regis Leo d'ERLANGER CBE 1906-62 and Gladys Florence SAMMUT 1906-85, and had a son and three daus as above.
Reference: [Peerage News]; 
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Annoucement of Death;
dei Baroni Drago.

DRAGO. On June 12, at Mater Dei Hospital, JOSEPH, of Sliema, aged 79, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his irreparable loss his beloved wife Antoinette, his beloved daughter Lorraine and son Christopher, son-in-law John and daughter-in-law Maria, grandchildren Dylan, Julian, Shawn, Rachael and Rebecca, his brother William and his respective family, his in-laws and their respective families, other relatives and friends. The funeral leaves Mater Dei Hospital today, Tuesday, June 14, at 9.45am, for Nazzarenu parish church, Sliema, where funeral Mass præsente cadavere will be said at 10.30am, followed by interment at Mosta cemetery. No flowers by request but donations to Dar Bjorn would be greatly appreciated. Lord, grant him eternal rest.
Reference: [Timess of Malta]; 
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Annoucement of Death;
de Trafford dei Conti della Catena and Baronets UK.

DE TRAFFORD – GABRIELLE, formerly of Valletta, died peacefully at home in Upper Slaughter, UK, on June 1. Dearly loved wife of the late Anthony, loving sister of Michael, Peter and Nicholas Boone and beloved aunt. Funeral on June 14 at 1pm at Upper Slaughter church. Family flowers only. Donations to Kate’s Home Nursing. All enquiries to Allen & Son, 0044 1608 650633.
Reference: [Timess of Malta ]; [Peerage News];
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Annoucement of Death;
Granville-Cole nee Formosa Gauci dei Marchesi di Ghajn Qajjed e Conti di Santa Sofia.

COLE. On June 2, the Noble ANNE, née Formosa Gauci, aged 69, passed away peacefully at her residence in Cape Town, South Africa in the presence of her devoted husband. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband Richard, her daughters Sally-Ann and Jane, wife of Adam Cottrell, her granddaughters Summer and Amber, her sisters and brothers Clarissa, Joan, wife of Joe Vella Muskat, Michael and Nathalie and Josef, her nephews and niece Mark, Matthew, Rebecca and Nicholas, as well as other relatives and friends both in South Africa and Malta. Funeral arrangements in Malta will be announced at a later date. Please remember her in your thoughts and prayers.
Reference: [Timess of Malta ];
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Annoucement of Wedding;
dei Conti Sant Manduca and Curmi dei Marchesi di Fiddien.

The Marriage of The Nobile Matthew Curmi dei Marchesi di Fiddien, son of the Nobile Mr and Mrs Jean Curmi and The Noble, Contessa Alexia Sant Manduca, the daughter of The Noble Count Peter Sant Manduca, Mayor of Mdina and his wife, the Noble Sandra Sant Manduca nee ' dei Marchesi di Gnien is-Sultan. The wedding was celebrated on Saturday, 30th April 2022 at the Metropolitan Cathedral, Mdina and a reception afterwards held at Casa Magaxxini, Magaxines Street, Mdina.
God Bless them, may happiness live and be fruitful with family. 
Reference: [Private Source ];
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Annoucement of Death;
Naudi Azzopardi

NAUDI AZZOPARDI. On March 16, at Mater Dei Hospital, KARMEN, widow of Chev. Paul Naudi, aged 88, passed away peacefully, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss, her sister Sina Marsh, her sister-in-law Aida Azzopardi, her stepsons and her stepdaughter, her numerous and beloved nephews and nieces, her many friends, as well as all the members of the Atturi Theatre Group, of which she was co-founder. Funeral Mass præsente cadavere will be said at Balzan parish church on Monday, March 21, at 2.30pm, followed by interment at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. Lord, grant her eternal rest.

Reference: [Times of Malta ];
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Annoucement of Death;
Martin Xuereb A & CE, husband to Contessa Karin Gollcher.

XUEREB. On March 1, at Mater Dei Hospital, MARTIN, aged 67, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his beloved wife Karin née Gollcher, his children Jacqueline and her husband Kevin Attard, Malcolm and his wife Joanne née Gauci Maistre, Stephanie and her husband Ivor Lungaro-Mifsud, his adored grandchildren Millie, Marcus, Mae, James, Michael, Alice, Benjamin and Faye, his siblings Myriam and her husband George Manara, Tony and his wife Pippa Xuereb, Carmen and her husband Charles Eynaud, his in-laws Karl and his wife Anita Gollcher, Erika and her husband Marin Hili and Mark and his wife Suzanne Gollcher, his aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Lord, grant him eternal rest. 

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Annoucement of Death;
von Brockdorff.

von BROCKDORFF. On February 21, at Mater Dei Hospital, JOSEPHINE née Laurenti, widow of Freiherr Frederick, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her beloved daughter Nathalie and her husband Andrew Castillo, her sons Ray and his wife Mariella, Philip and his wife Christine; her treasured grandchildren David and his wife Hannah, Francesca and her husband Jonathan, Elisa, Marc and his wife Dani, Bettina, Bernard and Nicola as well as her great-grandchildren Toby, Alistair, Sam and Tommy. Mass præsente cadavere will be said on Tuesday, March 1, at St Joseph parish church, Msida, at 2pm, followed by interment at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. No flowers by request but donations to Hospice Malta, Balzan, will be greatly appreciated. Lord, grant her eternal rest.

Reference: [Times of Malta ];
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Annoucement of Death;
Micallef nee Ganado dei Baroni di Castel Cicciano.

MICALLEF. On February 14, EMMA née Ganado, aged 99, passed away. She leaves to mourn her children Annamaria Briffa and her husband Edward, Lucia Hunt and her husband Jeremy, her brother Albert Ganado, her grandchildren Martina Pace and husband Michael, Hauke Eggert, Emma Calascione and husband Daniel, William Parnis England, John Parnis England, Simon Briffa, as well as her great-grandchildren Nico, Leila, Jack and Finn and her nephews and nieces. May God grant her eternal rest.

Reference: [Times of Malta ];
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Annoucement of Death;
Ellul dei Marchesi Mattei.

ELLUL MATTEI. On February 13, JOE, aged 103, passed peacefully away comforted by rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his nephews, nieces, in Malta and abroad, and his carer Carmen Borg. The funeral took place on February 14. Lord, grant him eternal rest. Special thanks to all the staff at Casa Antonia, Balzan, for their care and dedication.

Reference: [Times of Malta ];
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Annoucement of Death;
Irene Bache dei Marchesi di San Vincenzo Ferreri e Baroni di Qlejjgha.

BACHE. On January 28, at her home in Rabat, IRENE, aged 71, passed away, peacefully surrounded by her family. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband John, her son David and his wife Lara, and her brother Nicholas, as well as her many other relatives and friends. The funeral will take place on Wednesday, February 2, at 10am, at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul, Mdina where Mass præsente cadavere will be said, followed by interment in the family grave at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. No flowers by request but donations to Hospice Malta, Balzan, will be greatly appreciated. Requiescat in pace.

Reference: [Times of Malta ];
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Annoucement of Death;
Contessa Roberta Fenech nee Lanfranco

FENECH. On January 4, at Mater Dei Hospital, ROBERTA, née Lanfranco, passed away peacefully, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband Michael, her children Jessica, Jack and his partner Martina, and her mother-in-law Lucia. She also leaves to mourn her loss her brother Francis and his wife Claire, her brother Peter, her sister-in-law Graziella and her husband Michael, her brother-in-law Martin and his wife Sharon, her nephews and nieces, and other relatives and friends. The funeral leaves Mater Dei Hospital tomorrow, Friday, January 7, at 8.15am, for St Gregory parish church, Sliema, where Mass præsente cadavere will be said at 8.45am, followed by interment in the family grave at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. Lord, welcome her into Your loving arms and grant her eternal peace.

Reference: [Times of Malta ];
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Annoucement of Death;
Desira Buttigieg dei Baroni di Castel Cicciano e di Montagna di Marzo

DESIRA BUTTIGIEG. On January 1, at St Catherine’s Home in Attard, MABEL née Micallef Trigona, passed away peacefully. She leaves to mourn her great loss, her only son Tonio and his wife Ingrid, her grandchildren Giuseppe and his wife Sharon, Michele and Gianluca, her great-granddaughters Sophie and Mia, her brother Tony Micallef Trigona and her sisters-in-law Doris Micallef Trigona, Rosa Buttigieg and Anna Buttigieg, her nieces and nephews. The funeral cortège leaves St Catherine’s Home tomorrow, Tuesday, January 4, at 9am for Stella Maris Church, Sliema, where Mass praesente cadavere will be said at 9.30am, followed by interment at Santa Maria Addolorata cemetery. Lord wrap your loving arms around her and may she rest in peace. Forever in our hearts.

Reference: [Times of Malta ];
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Annoucement of Death;
Brook nee Gatt dei Conti Preziosi.

BROOK. In Portsmouth, UK, LENA, née Gatt, aged 94, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss  her  children Anthony, Christine, Geoffrey, Arthur and Elizabeth, their partners and grandchildren, her sister Margaret Manduca, and many nephews and nieces in Malta. A Mass for the repose of her soul will be said at a later date. May the Lord grant her eternal rest.

Reference: [Times of Malta ];
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Annoucement of Death;
Busietta dei Conti Sant Fournier.

BUSIETTA. On November 27, HADRIAN, at Mater Dei Hospital. He leaves to mourn his loss his beloved mother Eileen, his daughter Martina and her mother Didi, his sisters Rowena and Fiona, and their respective families, among other relatives and friends. Mass praesente cadavere will be said tomorrow, Tuesday, November 30, at 2pm, at the Santa Maria Addolorata Chapel followed by a private interment. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

Reference: [Times of Malta ]; 
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Annoucement of Death;
Marie Christiane Ramsay Scicluna, The Baroness of Tabria.

RAMSAY SCICLUNA. On November 25, MARIE CHRISTIANE RAMSAY SCICLUNA, Baroness of Tabria, known to all as Muffy, passed away peacefully. She leaves to mourn her daughter Justine, partner Anthony Miceli Demajo and her immediate family Marcus, his wife, Marion, Romina, Markus Junior, Matthew, Luke and her devoted carers, Carol, Janice, Edgar, Aileen and Chona.Funeral Mass will be said tomorrow, Saturday, November 27, at Naxxar parish church, at 10am. No flowers by request  but charity donations to The Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation would be appreciated. Lord, grant her eternal rest.

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Annoucement of Death;
Conte David Manduca, Hereditary Noble of Hungary

de’ CONTI MANDUCA. On November 20, at his residence in St Julian’s, DAVID (Cello), aged 76, passed away. He leaves to mourn his loss his brothers, Joseph and Lily, Jean and Maria, Louis, Ray and Anna, Bernard and Simone; his sisters, Marie Louise widow of Anthony Manduca, Thérèse widow of Charles Calleja, Hélène and her husband Joe Leone Ganado, Marguerite and Angèle widow of Ovidio Vella, his many nephews and nieces, great-nephews and nieces and great-great-nephews and niece. The funeral cortège leaves Mater Dei Hospital tomorrow, Wednesday, November 24, at 1.30pm for Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish church, Balluta, where Mass præsente cadavere will be said at 2pm, followed by interment in the family vault at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. Lord, grant him eternal rest.

Reference: [Times of Malta ]
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Annoucement of Death;
Louise Cebulski nee Micallef dei Conti di Ghajn Tuffieha

Louise Cebulski Obituary

We are sad to announce that on November 4, 2021, at the age of 88, Louise Cebulski (Northville, Michigan), born in Detroit, Michigan passed away. Family and friends are welcome to leave their condolences on this memorial page and share them with the family.
She was predeceased by : her parents, Joseph Micallef and Julia Micallef; her husband Raymond Cebulski; and her brothers, Joseph Micallef and Francis Micallef.
She is survived by : her children, Chris Ferrara (Joe), Michael and Leslie Bell (Joel); her grandchildren, Jason (Jackie), Shannon (Jeffrey), Brandon (Paige), Robert and Richard (Eileen); her great grandchildren, Kyla, Madison, Brady, Amelia, Jeffrey, Riley, Richard and Ryan; and her brothers, Anthony Micallef and Charles Micallef (Gerri).
Visitation was held on Wednesday, November 10th 2021 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Phillips Funeral Home (122 W Lake St, South Lyon, MI 48178). A funeral service was held on Wednesday, November 10th 2021 at 1:00 PM at the same location.

Reference: [Achovita ]
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Annoucement of Death;
Conte Austin Schranz

SCHRANZ. On October 14, AUSTIN, aged 69, passed away after a long illness. Austin was predeceased by his parents Carrie and Frederick, his sister Joan and his brother Albert. He leaves to mourn his sad loss, his brothers, Edward and his wife Renata, Richard, Joseph and his wife Monica, his sisters, Maryanne, widow of Gerald Axisa, Katherine and her husband Frank Falzon, his sister-in-law Brenda, widow of his brother Albert, cousins, nephews and nieces, other relatives and friends. The funeral cortège leaves Mater Dei Hospital tomorrow, Friday, October 22, at 8.30am, for Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery, where Mass præsente cadavere, will be said at Santa Maria Addolorata chapel, at 9am, followed by interment in the family grave. No flowers by request but donations to Hospice Malta, Balzan, will be appreciated. May the Lord grant him eternal rest.

Reference: [Times of Malta ]
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Annoucement of Death;
Nobile Lina Pellegrini Petit nee Grech Cumbo

PELLEGRINI PETIT. On September 25, LINA née Grech Cumbo, aged 100, widow of Notary Peter Paul, passed peacefully away, comforted by the rites of Holy Church, surrounded by her children Myriam and her husband Martin, Cecilia and her partner Tonio, Edward and his partner Stephanie, Lucienne and her husband Robert, Ariane and her husband Paul, their families, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, her in-laws Gaby, Rosemary and Rose Martin. The funeral will leave St James Hospital for Stella Maris parish church, Sliema, today Monday, September 27, where Mass praesente cadavere will be said at 9.30am, followed by inter-ment at St George cemetery, Naxxar. No flowers by request but donations to id-Dar tal-Providenza, Siġġiewi, will be appreciated. Lord, grant her eternal rest. Special thanks to the carers at Casa Arkati and at St James Hospital, Sliema.

Reference: [Times of Malta ]
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Annoucement of Death;
Baroness Marguerite Cachia nee von Brockdorff

 

CACHIA. On September 17 at home, Marguerite née von Brockdorff, wife of the late Joe, passed away peacefully to eternal life comforted by the rites of the Holy Church and surrounded by her loving family. She leaves to mourn her loss her beloved daughter Anita, her son Malcolm and his wife Natasha, her grandchildren Rachel and her partner Luca, Diana and her husband Mark, Sandrina and Felicity and her great- grandchildren Sophia, Max and Michael. She also leaves to mourn her loss her brothers Albert and Robert and his wife Liz, her nephews and nieces, other relatives and friends and her devoted carer Cynthia. The funeral will take place at St Gregory parish church, Sliema tomorrow, Monday, September 20, where Mass praesente cadavere will be celebrated at 2pm. No flowers by request but donations to Hospice Malta will be greatly appreciated. Lord, grant her eternal rest.

Reference: [Times of Malta ]
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Annoucement of Death;
Nobile Guido Lanfranco, Hereditary Nobile of Hungary

 

LANFRANCO. On September 8, GUIDO, passed away peacefully, aged 90. His loss is mourned by his wife Salvina, his children Sandro, Nurtan, Graziella, and Stephen; his grandchildren Maia and Andrew, Kurt and Shianne, Amik and John, Greta and Boris; his great-grandchildren Hayley, Michael and Ema. He is also survived by his four brothers, Antoine, Josie, Robert and Edwin, and their spouses, and by his in-laws, nephews and nieces and by Celine Schembri Wismayer and Claude Marguerat. The funeral will be held on Saturday, September 11, at 9am, at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart sanctuary, Sliema. Lord, grant him eternal rest. The family would like to thank all the staff at The Imperial nursing home, Sliema, for their dedicated and impeccable care during his last days.

Reference: [Times of Malta ]
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Annoucement of Death;
Marchese Carmel APAP BOLOGNA SCEBERRAS D'AMICO INGUANEZ, Barone di Djar il-Bniet e Buqana.

 

APAP BOLOGNA SCEBERRAS D’AMICO INGUANEZ. On September 7, at his home in Mdina, The Most Noble Prof. Marchese CARMEL, Baron of Diar il-Bniet and of Buqana, passed away peacefully to eternal life, comforted by the rites of Holy Church, aged 82. He leaves to mourn his loss his beloved wife Ann, née Cassar Torreggiani, his son Francesco, his daughter Kristina and her husband Prof. Paul Sant Cassia, his son James and his wife Jeanette née Battles, his daughter Stephanie and her husband Dr. Martin Testaferrata Moroni Viani, his grandchildren Austin, Alexander, Adam, Nicholas, Martina and Sophia, his sister Marlene and her husband Austin Attard Montalto, his in-laws and their relative spouses, his nephews and nieces, other relatives and friends. The funeral will take place at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mdina, on Saturday, September 11, where Mass praesente cadavere will be celebrated at 10.30am. No flowers by request but donations to id-Dar tal-Providenza, Siġġiewi, will be greatly appreciated. Lord, grant him eternal rest.
Reference: [Times of Malta ]
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Annoucement of Death;
Contessa Mary de Giorgio dei Baroni di San Giovanni, nee Degiorgio dei Marchesi di San Vincenzo Ferreri.
 
De GIORGIO. On July 26, MARY, aged 91, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. She leaves to mourn her loss her son, Matthew, Mona-Lisa, widow of her son Mark, her grandchildren Joshua, Nikolai and his wife Patricia, Sebastian and his partner Paula and Emily, her great-grandchildren Sophie, Harry and Mark, her sister Josephine Terreni, her nephews and nieces and numerous friends.Mass praesente cadavere will be celebrated today, Wednesday, July 28, at 2pm at the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy, San Pawl tat-Tarġa, followed by interment at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery.Lord, grant her eternal rest.
Reference: [Times of Malta ]
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Annoucement of Death;
Conte Dr Edward de Bono.
 
19th May 1933 - 9th June 2021
It is with deep sadness that we share the news that Dr Edward de Bono, 88, the originator of the term Lateral Thinking has passed away peacefully. 
Edward de Bono lived an extraordinary life, inspiring, encouraging and enabling us to be better and more creative thinkers.
He wrote in his book The Mechanism of Mind “A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen.” May the memory of Edward live on and inspire many future generations.
There will be funeral in his home country of Malta and a memorial at a later date in the UK.
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Annoucement of Death;
Calleja, nee Byron dei Baroni Testaferrata Moroni Viani.
 
CALLEJA. On May 24, at Mater Dei Hospital, INES nèe Bryon Testaferrata Moroni Viani, aged 88, of Mosta, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her beloved husband Frank, her son Pierre and his wife Gaye and grandson Peter, of UK, her daughter Anna and her husband Reno Agius and her grandchildren Ranier, Neville and his wife Silvia and her great-grandson Damian, her sisters Mary wife of John Paolini, of Australia, and Edith wife of Thomas Zerafa, many nephews, nieces, cousins, in-laws, other relatives and friends. The funeral leaves Mater Dei Hospital tomorrow, Wednesday, May 26, for Maria Assunta Basilica, Mosta, where Mass praesente cadavere will be said at 3.30pm followed by interment in the family grave at Mosta cemetery. No flowers by request but donations on her behalf to id-Dar tal-Providenza, Siggiewi, would be appreciated. Lord, grant her eternal rest.
Reference: [Times of Malta]

 

Annoucement of Death;
Camilleri dei Conti Ciantar Paleologo.
 
CAMILLERI. On May 21, VIRGINIA MARIA, affectionately known as Gussy, wife of the late Major Raphael Camilleri, passed away peacefully surrounded by family. She leaves to mourn her loss, her son Nicholas and his wife Margherita, her daughter Francesca and her husband Dr Charles Guglin, her grandsons Max and Damian, other relatives and friends. Mass for the repose of her soul will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 26, at 8.45am at Saint Gregory the Great parish church, Sliema. Lord, grant her eternal rest.
Reference: [Times of Malta]

 

Annoucement of Death;
Stilon dei Marchesi e Baroni de Piro.
 
STILON. On April 20, at his residence in Ta’ Xbiex, RUDOLPH, aged 93, passed away peacefully, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his great loss his loving and caring wife Joan, his sons Vittore and his wife Patricia, Philip and his wife Simone, his grandchildren Louisa and her husband Simon, Paul, Elena and her husband Reuben, Ian, Michael and Kristina, his great-grandchildren and his dedicated carer Mylene. The funeral cortège leaves his residence on Saturday, April 24, for St John of the Cross parish church, Ta’ Xbiex, where Mass præsente cadavere will be celebrated at 10am, followed by interment in the Stilon chapel at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. No flowers by request but donations to Puttinu Cares will be greatly appreciated. Lord, embrace him in Your loving arms and grant him eternal rest.
Reference: [Times of Malta]
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Annoucement of Death;
Bruno Bartolo dei Baroni Grungo.
 
BRUNO BARTOLO. On April 12, at Mater Dei Hospital, ANNE, aged 69, passed away peacefully, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her children Francesca, Roberto and his wife Nadine, Cristina and her partner Darren, her grandchildren, whom she loved very much, Jake and Yasmine, Dr Vanni Bruno, brothers and sister, relatives and friends. Funeral Mass præsente cadavere will be said today, Thursday, April 15, at 9am, at St Julian’s parish church, followed by interment at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. As was her wish, please wear bright colours and keep her in your prayers. May the Lord grant her eternal rest.
Reference: [Times of Malta]
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Annoucement of Death;
Ebeyer Slythe nee Grech Cumbo.
 
EBEYER SLYTHE. On April 10, MARIA, née Grech Cumbo, widow of William Ebeyer Slythe, at the venerable age of 100, passed away peacefully at her residence, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her great loss her daughters, Anna and her husband Edward Micallef; Miriam Ellul, her beloved grandchildren Maria, Anthony, Fredrick and his wife Elaine, Alex, Krista and her husband Marco Attard, Kerstien and his wife Nicolette and Luke; her beloved great-grandchildren, Rodrigo, William, Eva, Michael, Zara, Emily and Mimi; her brother-in-law Frank Zampa, other relatives, friends and her devoted carer Lovelee Manalo. A private funeral was held yesterday at the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy, San Pawl tat-Tarġa, followed by interment in the family grave at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. No flowers by request but donations to Hospice Malta, Balzan, will be greatly appreciated. Lord, grant her eternal rest.
Reference: [Times of Malta]

 

Annoucement of Engagement;
Sirgue and HSH, Prince Louis of Luxembourg.
 
Nous avons la très grande joie d’annoncer les fiançailles de notre fils, le Prince Louis avec Mademoiselle Scarlett-Lauren Sirgue.
Les Princes Gabriel et Noah se joignent à nous afin d’entourer le nouveau couple de toute notre affection. Nous leur souhaitons un immense bonheur.
 
Histories Royalle (in french): [ URL]
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Annoucement of Death;
Mifsud Montanaro dei Baroni Gauci.
 
MIFSUD MONTANARO. On March 26, FRANCIS, long residing in Rome, aged 95, passed away peacefully, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife Erminia née Malavasi, his brother George, his sister Joyce, nephew and nieces, many other relatives and friends. The funeral will be held today, Tuesday, March 30, in the church of Santo Stefano del Cacco, Rome, at 11am. Lord, grant him eternal rest in your heavenly Kingdom.
Reference: [Times of Malta]
 
Annoucement of Death;
Schranz dei Conti e Baroni Grungo.
 
SCHRANZ. On March 25, one day after his 68th birthday, at Mater Dei Hospital, LOUIS went to meet the risen Lord comforted by the rites of The Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his devoted wife, Simone née Grima, his only daughter Celine and her boyfriend Paul Borg Cardona, his brother Antoine and his family, the family of his late brother Joe, and Simone’s brothers and sisters together with their families, among other relatives and friends. The funeral cortège will leave Mater Dei Hospital today, Friday, March 26 at 10.30am for Addolorata Chapel where Mass præsente cadavere will be celebrated at 11am followed by interment at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetary. No flowers by request but donations to Puttinu Cares or id-Dar tal-Providenza will be greatly appreciated. The family would like to give special thanks to the dedicated staff at Mater Dei, especially the ITU ward, for their special care and attention. Lord, grant him eternal rest.
Reference: [Times of Malta]
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Annoucement of Death;
Sammut Alessi dei Marchesi di Taflia.
 
SAMMUT ALESSI. On March 20, TONY, of Birkirkara, aged 72, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. Loved and remembered by his wife Carmen, his daughters Sandra and her partner Mario, Rachel, his grandchildren Justine and Neil, his brother, brothers- and sisters-in-law, their respective spouses, all other relatives and friends. The funeral leaves Mater Dei Hospital tomorrow, Monday, March 22, at 10am for St Helen’s Basilica, Birkirkara, where Mass praesente cadavere will be said at 10.30am, followed by interment in the family grave at Santa Marija Addolorata Cemetery. No flowers by request but donations to Id-Dar tal-Providenza, Siġġiewi, are greatly appreciated. Lord, grant him eternal rest.
Reference: [Times of Malta]
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Annoucement of Death;
Gatt dei Conti Preziosi.
 
GATT. On March 18, at home, Major HENRY LOUIS Gatt, RMA, aged 98, passed away peacefully and comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his great loss, his son Anthony, his grandchildren Nicola and Paul, Katryna and Tolga, Francesca and Pierluigi, Michael and Anastasia, Nicholas and Diane, his great-grandchildren Justin, Sophie, Elisa and Matthew, his sisters Lena Brook and Margaret Manduca, his nephews and nieces and his devoted carer May. The funeral leaves Mater Dei Hospital on Monday, March 22, at 9am for Our Lady of Good Counsel church, Paceville, where Mass præsente cadavere will be said at 9.30am followed by interment in the family chapel at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. No flowers by request but donations to the Millennium Chapel will be appreciated. Lord, grant him eternal rest.
Reference: [Times of Malta]
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Annoucement of Death;
Manduca dei Conti di Mont'Alto.
 
MANDUCA. On March 3, ANNA née Camilleri, widow of Peter Manduca, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her devoted and beloved son Simon, her brothers Adrian and Mark and her sisters Maureen and Karin and their respective families, Peter’s other children Philip, Victor and Sarah and their families, Irene, her nephews and nieces and the rest of her family and her many friends. The funeral cortège leaves St James Capua, Sliema tomorrow, Saturday, March 6, at 9.15 for Stella Maris parish church, Sliema, where Mass præsente cadavere will be said at 9.30am, followed by interment at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. No flowers by request but donations to Hospice Malta, Balzan, will be greatly appreciated. Lord, grant her eternal rest.
Reference: [Times of Malta]
 
Annoucement of Death;
Apap Bologna dei Marchesi di Gnien is-Sultan.
 
APAP BOLOGNA. On February 15, at Mater Dei Hospital, MARIELLA née Stilon, aged 62, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her beloved parents Joan and Rudolph Stilon, her son Paul, her daughter Louisa and her husband Simon Debono, her grandchildren Steven, Sophie and Joe, her brothers Vittore and his wife Patricia, Philip and his wife Simone, nephews, nieces and cousins. The funeral cortège leaves Mater Dei Hospital tomorrow, Saturday, February 20, at 10am, for Ta’ Xbiex parish church, where Mass præsente cadavere will be celebrated at 10.30am, followed by interment at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. No flowers by request but donations on her behalf to Id-Dar tal-Providenza, Siġġiewi, would be appreciated. Lord, grant her eternal rest.
Reference: [Times of Malta]
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Annoucement of Death;
Count de Salis, (descendant of the Conte della Catena)
 
DE SALIS. On February 14, BERNARD PETER, aged 84, passed away very peacefully. Greatly loved husband of Monica, father of Piers and Hugo and grandfather of Max, Sam, Amelie and Sukie. Private cre-mation with close family only. A service to celebrate his life will be announced in due course.
Reference: [Times of Malta]
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Annoucement of Death;
Borg Manduca dei Conti di Mont'Alto
 
Artist John Borg Manduca, best known for his dreamy seascape canvases, has died aged 86. 
He was the widower of Josephine, nee Camilleri, and leaves behind his sons Juan and Stefan. 
 
Reference: [Times of Malta]
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Annoucement of Death;
Attard Montalto dei Baroni di Benwarrad
 
ATTARD MONTALTO. On February 2, at Good Samaritan Hospital, ADRIENNE, née Olivieri Munroe, passed away peacefully. She will be greatly missed by her sons John and his wife Joyce, Michael and his wife Maryse and her beloved grandchildren John Luke and Joanna. She also leaves to mourn her loss her brother-in-law Hugh Naudi and her sister-in-law Caroline Olivieri Munroe, as well as other relatives and friends. Mass præsente cadavere will be celebrated today, Wednesday, February 3, at 7.30am, at the Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery chapel. Lord, grant her eternal rest.
 
Reference: [Times of Malta]
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Annoucement of Birth;
Denaro
 
DENARO. On December 3, 2020, to Kristina and George, a son – ARTHUR CARL LUDWIG, grandson to Maggi and Arthur Denaro.
Reference: [Times of Malta]
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Annoucement of Death;
Cremona
 
CREMONA. On December 24, Chief Justice Emeritus Professor JOHN JOSEPH, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family and comforted by the rites of Holy Mother Church. He leaves to mourn his deep loss his son Antony, his daughters Anne, wife of Andrew Leonard Abrahams and Mary, wife of John Samut-Tagliaferro, his beloved grandchildren Hannah, Jessica, Aloisia and George, his sisters-in-law Ena Cremona, Miriam Cremona, Cecilia Bellier and Gladys Zammit-Tabona, his many nephews and nieces, other relatives and friends.
The funeral Mass will take place today, Wednesday, December 30, at 9.30am, at Tarxien parish church, followed by interment in the family grave at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. Lord, grant him eternal rest.
Reference: [Times of Malta]
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Annoucement of Marriage;
Testaferrata dei Baroni di Gomerino e Tabria
 

The Noble Mr PETER TESTAFERRATA MORONI VIANI and Ms SARAH SCHEMBRI WISMAYER BUSUTTIL

The private nuptial Mass was celebrated by Fr Brendan Mark Gatt on Saturday, December 19, 2020, at Santa Caterina d’Italia church, Valletta, between PETER, son of the Most Noble Peter Paul and Theresa Testaferrata Moroni Viani, and SARAH, daughter of Ms Louiana Busuttil and Dr Mark Schembri Wismayer. The ceremony was witnessed by the bride’s sister, Audrey Schembri Wismayer Busuttil and the groom’s sister, Sarah Ciantar Testaferrata Moroni Viani. The duties of best man were carried out by Mark Testaferrata Moroni Viani. May love and laughter fill their hearts and their home.

Reference: [Times of Malta]

 

Annoucement of Death;
Cilia la Corte dei Conti di Bahria
 

CILIA LA CORTE. On December 12, at Mater Dei Hospital, HELEN of Pembroke, aged 67, went to meet the Risen Lord comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her great loss her daughter Martine and her husband Duncan, her grandchildren Zachary and Catrina, her sisters Marisa, Isabelle and Nadine, their families, other relatives and friends. The funeral cortege leaves Mater Dei Hospital tomorrow, Tuesday, December 15, at 8.30am, for Sacro Cuor parish church, Sliema, where Mass praesente cadavere will be said at 9am, followed by interment at Santa Maria Addolorata cemetery. No flowers by request but donations on her behalf to Puttinu Cares would be greatly appreciated. Lord, grant her eternal rest.

Reference: [Times of Malta]

 

Annoucement of Death;
Vella, nee dei Marchesi Testaferrata de Noto
 

VELLA. On November 4, at Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre, Msida, the Noble NATHALIE, née Dei Marchesi Testaferrata de Noto, fifth daughter of the late Marchese Emmanuele and Pauline, née Calleja of Tarxien, residing in Paola, aged 59, passed away peacefully, comforted by the rites of Holy Church, after a long illness borne with fortitude. She leaves to mourn her irreparable loss her dear husband Raymond, her sons James and his wife Daphne, and Ian and her precious granddaughters Jade and Emma; her sisters and brother, amongst whom Mother Abbess, Sr Maria Adeodata Testaferrata de Noto, OSB, of Mdina (Catherine); her father-in-law and mother-in-law Paul and Antonia; her sisters-in-law and their families, many nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. The funeral cortège leaves Mater Dei Hospital tomorrow, Saturday, November 7, at 9.30am, for the Metropolitan Cathedral, Mdina, where Mass præsente cadavere will be said at 10am, followed by interment in the family grave at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. May the Lord grant her eternal rest she deserves so much. 

Reference: [Times of Malta]
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Annoucement of Death;
Rutter dei Baroni di Calaforno e Tummarello
 

RUTTER. On September 21, at Mater Dei Hospital, SIMON, of Valletta, aged 55, son of the late Albert and late Josephine Rutter, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife Yvette, née Azzopardi, his son Kelvin and his daughter Charmaine, his brother Victor and his wife Maryrose and their children Trevor and Stuart, his parents-in-law Paul and Eldred, his in-laws, nephews and nieces, uncles and aunts, cousins, other relatives and friends.

The funeral leaves Mater Dei Hospital tomorrow, Wednesday, September 23, at 9.30am for St Augustine parish church, Valletta, where Mass praesente cadavere will be said at 10am followed by interment in the family grave at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery.

Lord, grant him eternal rest.

Reference: [Times of Malta]
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Annoucement of Death;
Pace Asciak dei Conti di Bahria e Casandola.
 

PACE ASCIAK. On August 10, at Mater Dei Hospital, NOEL, aged 74, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He is deeply mourned by his wife Maryanne née Grech Pillow, his family and in-laws, his wife’s family, other relatives and friends. Mass præsente cadavere will be celebrated tomorrow, Wed-nesday, August 12, at 9am at the parish of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, L-Ibraġ, followed by interment in the family grave at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. Lord, grant him eternal rest. Special thanks go to the staff at Mater Dei Hospital for their care and dedication.

Reference: [Times of Malta]
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Annoucement of Death;
Attard nee Attard Montalto dei Baroni di Benwarrad.
 

ATTARD. On July 21, at Mater Dei Hospital, HELEN O.M.E. known as Lilian, née Attard Montalto, founder of The Lilian Attard Ballet School, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She is deeply mourned by her sons Philip and Andrew, her grandchildren Anthony, Nicola and her husband Daniel, her great-grandchildren Timothy and Amy, other relatives and friends. Mass præsente cadavere will be celebrated today, Wednesday, July 22, at 2pm, at St Gregory’s parish church, Sliema, followed by interment in the family grave at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. No flowers by request but donations to Id-Dar tal-Providenza, Siġġiewi, will be greatly appreciated. Lord, grant her eternal rest. The family would like to thank the dedicated staff at Casa Antonia, Balzan.

Genealogy  - Attard Montalto family: (Not listed in genealogy)

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