It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Colin Hughes.
Colin, who died peacefully at home on August 27th aged 87, was a former scientist, senior civil servant and author. Colin’s writings includ:
A study of the life and work of Welsh artist and war poet David Jones
Mametz Wood – Lloyd George’s Welsh Army at the Battle of the Somme – a study of the Welsh during WWI.
Achievements / Birthdays
Suor Maria Celestina, born in Bardi on the 9th July, 1915, celebrated her 100th birthday recently.
When Maria’s family left Bardi and moved to Caerau, Maesteg, South Wales, she remained in Bardi in order to help care for her grandmother who was terminally ill.
Congratulations to Paola Moruzzi and Olie Bright who are now husband and wife. On 27th April 2013 they were joined by family and friends at St Mary of the Angels R C Church, Cardiff. The wedding ceremony was followed by a beautiful reception in Rosedew Farm, Llantwit Major.
26th May 1927 – 3rd March 2013
We are sad to announce the sudden passing of committee member Alberto Giovanni Dimambro.
Alberto passed away aged 86 years at Ysbyty Cwm Cynon Hospital, Mountain Ash. He was a beloved father, father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandfather.
19th September 1936 – 5th Octover 2012
We are sad to announce the passing of Giuseppe ‘Joe’ Remo Carpanini.
Joe’s family house was in Grezzo, near Bardi, Italy. He was one of five brothers, one of whom is Committee member Dino.
We are sad to announce the passing of Lucia Basini-Gazzi. Lucia leaves behind her husband Paolo and two daughters. We at A.V.C. knew Lucia all her life and will keep her (and her smile!), and her family in our thoughts.
As a tribute to Lucia and to support Velindre Hospital, Lucia’s daughter Laura and four of her university is doing a sponsored bike ride from London to Paris over 3 days this September, read more here: www.amicivalcenogalles.com/?p=720
Belated congratulations to Francesca and Rob Jordan who were delighted with the arrival of little daughter Sofia last year. Sporting a full head of jet black hair Sofia was born January 2011. We would like to congratulate the Jordan’s and wish them all the best for the future.
Elena and Simon Servini are delighted to announce the arrival of baby daughter Mia. Little Mia was born on 13th June 2011 and weighed 6lbs 10oz.
We would like to congratulate the new parents and wish the Servini family all the best for the future.
Natalie and Enrico Sidoli were overjoyed with the early arrival of a beautiful baby daughter. Madalena Sidoli was born on 10th November 2010 and weighed 5lbs 7oz.
“We can’t wait to introduce her to the Italian community.“
We are sad to announce the passing of committee member Frank Viazzani. For those who wish to pay their respects and attend his funeral, arrangements are as follows…
Reception into the catholic church, Merthyr Tydfil: Monday 15th November, 6:00pm.