Real Housewives of New Jersey star, Teresa Giudice is grieving the death of her beloved mother, Antonia Gorga.
Antonia passed away on Friday, March 3 and is survived by Teresa and her four daughters, Joe Gorga and his three children, and her husband, Giacinto Gorga.
Antonia was 66-years old and died of natural causes, according to E! News. However, she was admitted to a local hospital for pneumonia back in December and was never released.
Teresa took to Instagram to thank her fans and friends for their loving support during this difficult time and posted a photo collage of her mother.
“Thank you for the love and support during this extremely difficult time. My mother was a very cherished part of our family and she’ll be deeply missed. Each and every one of your messages of love & support are so appreciated. Give her eternal rest O Lord and may your light shine on her forever.”
Both siblings — Teresa and Joey, were close with their mother, often sharing moments they spent together on social media. An October 20 post by Giudice to Instagram. The sweet photo of Teresa, her mother and brother, Joey — all smiling bright — was captioned, “I am the person I am because of you love you with all my heart.”
Teresa and Joe have not yet made an official family statement.
Our thoughts are with the family.