Today we bid goodbye or so long to one of my classmates, Fr Teddy Cumbo, who passed away last Sunday. He is the first to die, of the class of 13 that were ordained on June 19, 1977. Fr Teddy hails from Luqa, from where he will be buried today. He served in his native parish as Vice-Parish Priest as well as in Our Lady of Lourdes, Paola, also as a Vice-Parish Priest.
|Our Ordination class in 1977. Fr Teddy is first on the left, partly hidden|
He spent a part of his ministry in Melbourne, Australia. In fact me and him were the only two from our class who experienced a considerable time working in foreign dioceses. Teddy was in Australia, while I was in the USA. Over the past 6 years he has returned to Malta and was residing at the home for retired priests, known as Dar tal-Kleru in Birkirkara. May God grant him eternal rest.
|Our last group photo last year, 40th anniversary. Fr Teddy is 3rd from left.|