Maria Tabone, widow of President Emeritus Censu Tabone passed away aged 98.

Censu Tabone and Maria Wirth were married in 1941. A strong character, Maria raised a large family and supported her husband in his professional and political career which saw him soar to the highest post in the land.

The Nationalist Party in a statement said that the loss of Maria Tabone is a loss for the whole country.

The President of Malta Marie Louise Coleiro Preca also reacted to the news, whilst she expressed her sorrow, she also commented on Tabone’s role during her husband’s political career. Coleiro Preca also said that Tabone was an example to the Maltese.