MALLIA – Joseph

Born on March 31, 1932. Passed away April 8, 2020.

Passed away peacefully 08/04/2020 at Latrobe Regional Hospital.
Joseph was born on 31 March 1932 in Mosta, Malta
He is survived by his wife Mary and 6 children, Ron, Mick, Carmen, Sam, Liz & Josie, his 20 Grandchildren, and 12 Great Grandchildren.
Joseph was a man with a gentle soul, loving heart and carefree nature.
A personality never to forget.
He will always live in our memories.

Private Family Funeral

Funeral Notice
A Service to celebrate the life of Mr Joseph Mallia will be live-streamed from Latrobe Valley Funeral Services Chapel in Moe on FRIDAY (April 17) commencing at 1.30 pm. To view the live streaming click here
Tributes
  1. Dad.
    Im greatful to have spent your last night by your side in hospital. I will cherish all of my memories of you and will pass on all of your stories to my own grandchildren.
    You inspired me all of my life, made me laugh constantly and showed me how much you cared.
    I will never forget you.
    Love always, your daughter Liz,
    Grandchildren Dylan & Yoyo, Maddi and Charli and Great Grandsons Austin and Alexander xoxoxo

    Liz Mallia April 9, 2020
  2. My dearest condolences to my Mallia family, I remember as a young girl seeing you at the Sunday market and coming to your home with my uncle Mick and Aunty June. Thoughts and prayers with you all at this very sad time

    Priscilla Martin April 9, 2020
  3. Joe you were a great man. A man with a heart of gold and enjoyed helping others. All we have now are great memories of when your family and our family used to go fishing, camping or even those great times when you would bring your family over to our house for a visit. Great memories to treasure. Now I know that you will meet my dad and talk about those memories, Rest in peace uncle Joe and look down on your loving family. Please give dad a hug for me and tell him I miss him. Love and miss you always from Gozo, Malta

    Patricia Buttigieg April 9, 2020
  4. Nannu,
    As you would always say “dont worry be happy”, this is what i remember when i think of you. You had a great motto to life and were the most kindest man i know. You told me you were worried about Nanna, i just want to let you know that she will be okay, you have created the most wonderful family to take care of her. I will love you always and will never forget.

    Drive safe up there.

    Love
    Tabb, Bert, Nick, Henley and your little Lenny Jospeh who always put a smile on your face.

    Tabbatha Mallia April 10, 2020
  5. Dad you always said to me where do people find the words to talk so much. I’m hearing ya and I’ll miss ya

    Sam Mallia April 10, 2020
  6. Nannu 🤍

    It’s hard knowing I’m never going to see your beautiful smile and kind eyes again.
    It’s heartbreaking that I didn’t get to say goodbye and that I never will. I remember all the fun and laughter we shared together; playing cards, collecting prickly pears, you chattering you’re teeth and always being cheeky and calling me ‘medicine’.

    You had a kindness that radiated through everyone that had the pleasure of meeting you. You were soft but strong. You were loving and caring and made everybody happy. You are the kind of person I aspire to be like.

    “A heart of gold stopped beating,
    two willing hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, he only takes the best.”

    I’m at peace knowing you are no longer suffering and reunited with your family in heaven 💕 I love you and miss you forever.

    Maddison (medicine) xo

    Maddison Hogan April 10, 2020
  7. It’s never goodbye it’s until we meet again. I’ll always remember you. We miss you

    Sharni Mallia April 10, 2020
  8. Dad, the times a memories that myself and my family had with you will be cherished and thought of for ever..you will never be forgotten from any of any of your families. You have the most kindness and loving heart than any father could have,,and that smile, how that we forget that..camping and fishing together from kids to adult hood, we enjoyed all of them, I will cherish these memories of you always..we will always love you dad,you will never be forgotten, no doubt that we will see each other again..lots of love from Ron, wife Doris,grandkids, Nathan, Justin, Jessica & Jason, great grandkids, Charlotte & Brianna..
    Rest In Peace Dad,, XXX OOO

    Ron Mallia April 10, 2020
  9. Dad… my truly amazing beautiful dad… I will always remember that amazing smile you had… at your 80th birthday, it never left your face…you were the most caring pleasant man with a heart of gold who had nothing bad to ever say, you were the quiet achiever.. … I will miss you dearly and never forget you… always on my mind and forever in my heart.. love you forever dad ❤️ Xx

    Carmen Mitchell April 10, 2020
  10. Dearest Joe. Even though we lived thousands of miles apart you were always on my mind. I cherish the memories of our childhood in Malta.
    Your loving sister,
    Chetta Muscat

    Connie Muscat April 10, 2020
  11. Joe you were a very lovely person I will always remember our our visits to your place and especially your pet shops they where fun days and always cherished as we where young children in Gods hands RIP Melita and family xxx

    Melita Schembri April 10, 2020
  12. Dad
    First of all i would like to say that I love you and will miss you always and forever. Next thing is memories one thing mum always told me when i kept telling her i forgot to do something she said you take after your father, “you forget just like your father” that one thing I inherited from my dearest dad but my memorie of you is the one most important thing i will never forget and ill remember them forever and the memories of you that my boys Paul, Mark and Jacob have they will share with their sisters Alara and Lorelei as they grow up and cherish them all together. We will let them know how much of a wonderful and most caring grandfatheryou always were and the joke you played on themand everytime u made us laugh all those memories and a lot more will never be forgotten.
    Love u Dad and Love u Nunnu and we will miss you always and forever and you will always have a spot in our hearts.

    Love from your youngest daughter Josie and grandkids Paul, Mark, Jacob, Alara and Lorelei xxx

    Josie Mallia April 10, 2020
  13. Sending sincere condolences to all his family on behalf of my 7 siblings (children of Michael Camilleri) from Mosta, Malta. I am sure he is now re-united with the Tewwej Family up above. May you RIP dear cousin Joe.

    Anna Agius April 10, 2020
  14. To The Mallia Family.

    I had the pleasure of knowing Joe for many years. My first memory of meeting him was at Pet Shop at Plaza Arcade. He was the most quiet and lovely man.

    My sincere condolences to you all. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

    Rest In Peace Joe.

    Helen Van Venrooy

    Helen Van Venrooy April 10, 2020
  15. Hi dad
    I know mate I was a bit of a handful growing up but I do appreciate those talks we had(when I finally got home on a Sunday night,you done most of the talking).That actually pulled me into line.,thanks dad.I remember all the nice old cars you had which is why I probably like them.Hey dad, mum will be looked after so please rest in peace, we will take over the reins.So don’t worry.Please say hi to Charlie for me.We had the same talks.😊
    Anyway dad kick back and keep an eye on us
    Love you heaps
    Your son Mick,daughter in law June
    Grandsons Shaun and Michael.Grand daughter in law Sarah and great grandchildren Jordan,Lachlan,Mason and Leela xox

    Mick Mallia April 10, 2020
  16. Dear uncle Joe I will always remember you and when you get to heaven give dad a hug from us all.

    Mary Moore April 11, 2020
  17. Cousin Joe I will never forget what a wonderful human been you where with always a happy smile like your photo RIP Joe and my sincere condolences to the whole Malia families. Charlie Schembri ❤️❤️❤️

    Charlie Schembri April 11, 2020
  18. Dad,
    there are not to many people that I have had the pleasure of calling Dad, I am so very proud to have known such a great and wonderful caring person that has such a profound affect on the people that came into contact with. I am going to miss terribly, the talks that you and I used to have, the movie’s we shared, the smiles the whole body laughter, the ripple affect of love and joy that you encourage, by you just being you! You are truly a great man,role model,father figure! You are so truly missed but never forgotten! Rest In Peace!

    Hunchy April 12, 2020
  19. To dear Doris and family Joe was very special nephew to Tony Rose and family Joe, your in Gods hands always be missed RIP Tony in heaven Rose and all the Schembri Family xxx

    Rose Schembri April 13, 2020
  20. To dear Doris and family Joe was very special nephew to Tony Rose and family Joe, your in Gods hands always be missed RIP Tony in heaven Rose and all the Schembri Family xxx

    Rose Schembri April 13, 2020
  21. Joe you were a man of few words but your smile said it all RIP and hope you catch a big one in heaven.
    Mary xo

    Mary Campbell April 14, 2020
  22. Joe you were and always will be remembered as a sweet soul like Dad. You reminded me of him, it was uncanny how much you and Dad were alike. I have many good memories of when our two families got together, how many kids were running around the front yard. Rest In Peace now Joe and give Dad a big hug for me when you see him.
    Love Dorothy, Peter, Jayden, Luke and Jaime xx

    Dorothy Earles April 14, 2020
  23. Uncle Joe
    I remember as a child the family visits to your house, the great times we all had. You were a lovely man just like my dad. Please say hi to dad and give him a hug for me.
    Rest In Peace.
    Katherine, Bob, Daniel and Nicole

    Katherine Borthwick April 16, 2020
  24. Nannu,
    This is a very hard thing to write and I still can’t believe this happened.
    Nannu, you were so strong. I’m proud at how hard you fought.
    You’re the kindest, most beautiful man I have ever met.
    I remember all the fun times I had as a kid; when you would chatter your fake teeth, pretend to eat my ears, steal my nose. I remembered when you would say “how are ya he (ħelu)” I thought you thought I was a boy, turns out it means sweet in Maltese 😂
    I remember having so many great conversations with you, you’d always get so into it you’d begin to talk in Maltese and then end in English. I‘d just laugh and pretend I knew exactly what you were talking about because I was too nervous to say otherwise. Some things you’d say in Maltese I had a little idea with what you were saying, especially when you and Nanna were bickering haha.
    I wish I was there for your last breath. I would’ve played some Spice Girls and Marilyn Monroe songs, I heard you loved them 🥰
    The most hardest thing about this is that I couldn’t properly say goodbye. At least I’d remember you as the healthy young fella you always have been 💕
    God really does give his best soldiers the most difficult battles.
    I love you Nannu, always and forever 💗
    31/03/1932 • 08/04/2020

    Charli-Ann Hogan April 16, 2020
  25. Nunnu,

    It warms my heart to read all the kind words that have been left for you. Your life has had an incredible impact on so many. You have created an amazing family and many beautiful memories of laughter that will be cherished by us all.

    My earliest and happiest childhood days all include you. And now becoming a mum myself makes me realise how important the influence of people are on a young life, so I feel even more blessed to have had such an amazing man help guide my journey. From collecting eggs, to fishing, feeding the cows, playing cards, teaching me Maltese and all the things in between – I will always remember you with a smile.

    I know you have only ever wanted the best for Nanna and your family so please rest in peace knowing we will all be here for each other. All my love, Kelly

    Kelly Mitchell April 16, 2020
  26. Today we are broken hearthed, we are missing our best friend, he left us with so many happy and friendly memories.
    We miss your wistling Joe,.
    Till we meet again, may you rest in the peace of the lord..

    Tony & Rose Xerri April 17, 2020
  27. Our family watched the beautiful celebration of life for Ziyu Joe. So nice that it was live streamed.
    Connie Muscat and daughters Kathryn, Joanne and Rose
    USA

    Connie Muscat April 17, 2020
  28. Dear Uncle Joe,
    There are no words to truly describe the type of man you were. The Mallia men of your generation leave big shoes to fill, ones that just cannot be filled. Like my father, your brother, you had such a beautiful kind-hearted soul. Quietly spoken, you had nothing to prove. Everybody who ever met you just knew what a great man you were. Rest in eternal peace alongside my dad who I’m sure met you on your way.
    All of my love, Veronica xx

    Veronica Mallia April 17, 2020
  29. So sorry to hear another good gentleman gone such a loving and caring person all our condolences go out to the Mallia families Allan Tammy Clint Justin Leisle

    Allan sultana April 17, 2020
  30. My Dearest Cousin Joe
    A gentle soul is at peace. You will be sadly missed. Another star in the Sky to shine down brightly on us all
    Safe travels Joe
    Love Helen, Kevin, Wayne

    Helen Phillips April 17, 2020
  31. Dear Zija Doris and cousins,

    Always thought your dad had the greatest smile and laugh. I remember the time our doorbell rang and we opened to the door to find him standing there. He was so tickled that he pulled off such an epic surprise. Thank you for the service live stream. It was a lovely tribute. Rest in Peace, Ziju Joe

    Frances (Cortis) Del Prete

    P.S. I haven’t told mom yet. She was quite upset to hear he was in a home. Will tell her eventually.

    Frances Del Prete April 18, 2020