Gozitan writer, folklorist and poet, Anton F. Attard passes away
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Last night, Gozo lost a patriot, benefactor and historian, with the death of Anton F. Attard, aged 75 – he was born and lived in Victoria
Attard was also a writer, translator, folklorist and poet. Just this April a new book of his poetry was published about Gozo and the Gozitans entitled – Mkejjen il-Gmiel f’Ghawdex u Poeziji Ohra.
Some of his other activities included – Member: Gozo Cultural Committee (1977 – 1987; 2004- ); Malta Society of Arts Manufactures and Commerce; Malta Historical Society; Leone Band Club and Aurora Theatre; G. W. U.; Akkademja tal-Malti; Administrative Council, Gozo Cathedral; Philatelic Society, Gozo; Philatelic Society Malta, Circolo Gozitano, and others. He also served on several other Government Committees.
The Minister for Gozo Dr Justyne Caruana has sent her condolences to the family of Anton F. Attard.
The Gozo Diocese has said that his funeral Mass will be on Thursday, the 26th of July, at 5.30pm, in the Cathedral.
Photograph: JJP Zammit – Gozo Diocese