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Losing a loved one during a time where we cannot even go to places of worship or funerals; it is just a disasters amidst a global pandemic. There are no words so when 'RHONJ' star and OG, Teresa Giudice asked fans for prayers for her father, we all hoped he was having a hard time being cooped up, like all of us, despite longstanding health issues. Unfortunately, it was a lot more serious and, early this morning, Giacinto Gorga, passed away. He was 76. In a series of three photos on Giudice's Instagram, the mother of four posted a tribute to her dad (he is also the father to Joey Gorga, husband to fellow housewife, Melissa):
"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. 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. You always wanted everyone to have a good time, eat great food, have a stiff drink and enjoy life."
Joey posted his own IG tribute, as did Melissa, who lost her dad as a teenager and referred to her father-in-law as "the only dad I've known for the past 16 years." The care of Giacinto aka Nonno has caused much stress and bickering on past seasons of the hit Bravo show. Since Teresa and Joey's mother, Antonia passed away in 2017, Nonno had primarily lived with Teresa and it served helpful for her as now estranged husband, Joe Giudice, was away in jail for 41 months then in ICE custody and now deported to Italy. He was able to assist with cooking and supervising of her children but Teresa always felt her brother should spend more time with their father. She then believed Melissa should force her husband to spend more time with his father thus much dissension in the Gorga family. But now they must come together to remember Giacinto and let it all go because he would want it that way. May he rest in peace!
You can catch up on past seasons of 'RHONJ' on several streaming services, including Hulu!