A Luqa restaurant has announced it will be closed on the same day as the funeral of 21-year-old Nolan Farrugia, an employee who tragically lost his life on Thursday.
The restaurant – which shuttered its doors earlier this week when news of the death reached them – has issued a brief statement ahead of the closure, and stated that it will reopen for a dinner service in the evening.
“Dear customers, we wish to inform you that we shall be closed tomorrow, Saturday 29th December for lunch, as we shall all be attending the funeral of our dear colleague Nolan Farrugia.
We trust that this will not cause you undue inconvenience. The restaurant will open for dinner at 6pm.
Management and staff Vecchia Napoli SkyParks”
Nolan Farrugia was a maritime engineering student as well as a member of the Vecchia Napoli family
He was described as a cheerful and quiet boy by his colleagues as well as by members of his parish church in Siġġiewi.
“The loss of a friend, a cheerful young man. I will always cherish the moments we spent with the Siġġiewi altar boys and youths’ groups,” Tarxien parish priest Fr Chris Ellul had said of the late youth.
The accident occurred at around 10am on Qormi Road, Luqa. Nolan, who was riding his Kymco Agility motorcycle, ended up under a truck that was heading in the same direction. The truck was being driven by a 56-year-old man from Għaxaq, who was treated for shock on the scene.
The managing director of Vecchia Napoli, Julian Sammut, told the Times of Malta that he was a “lovely guy”.
“He was here yesterday. Such a lovely guy. We’re all pretty shattered here. He was a maritime engineering student and he’s worked for us since day one, about four years ago. It’s a sad day for us too. We definitely want to commemorate him in one way or another. We will involve his colleagues here to remember him in a special way,” Mr Sammut said.