The former Head of Department of Sociology at the University of Malta, Professor Joseph Troisi passed away on Saturday. His funeral will be held on Monday 13 August at the Divine Mercy Sanctuary, San Pawl tat-Tarġa, Naxxar.

Troisi had served as a Head of Department for a number of years. He specialised in sociological theory and social change, as well as in social gerontology. He served as a President and Founder Member of the Maltese Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics and Secretary and Founder Member of the Mediterranean and Middle East Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics. He was also a Founder Member of the Maltese National Council of Older Persons. He directed the University of the Third Age, Malta.