Teresa Giudice laid her daddy to rest.
On Tuesday, The Real Housewives of New Jersey star and her family held a private memorial service for Giacinto Gorga, who passed away last Friday morning.
Teresa shared a video clip of her late father’s ceremony on Instagram. In the footage, Gorga’s grandchildren could be seen releasing doves from a beautifully decorated box. “today we set you free,” Teresa Giudice captioned her touching post. “fly high to mommy.” Press play below to watch.
Teresa Giudice’s brother, Joey Gorga, also wrote the same message on his Instagram page.
“The beautiful Grandchildren watching the doves fly into the heavens in honor of their Nonno,” Melissa Gorga, Joe’s wife, shared, alongside a photo of the kids looking up in the sky.
“My father, my protector, my hero, God took you early this morning to be with mommy, I saw you peacefully pass & I know you kept fighting for my daughters and I,” Teresa shared, announcing the heartbreaking news that her father died.
“I have so many amazing thoughts of you, every day seeing you in the kitchen at my home, teaching my girls to cook, my partner in crime on shopping trips, your love of the shore & my travel buddy,” she continued her message. “You always wanted everyone to have a good time, eat great food, have a stiff drink and enjoy life. You are the absolute strongest man I know & I know you missed mommy so much but you stayed for us.”
She added, “Thank you for being the best husband, father & Nonno. Your devotion to mommy was one for the record books, you were the true example and a gentleman and devoted husband. You visited mommy every single day & would go twice for the days you missed while traveling or if you were to sick to go, my silver lining is knowing you’ll be together now.Thank you for showing us all what true love is. Love you Papa Rest In Peace.”
Giacinto Gorga was 76 years and passed away peacefully.
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