After months of sharing health updates with Real Housewives of New Jersey fans, Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga have shared that their father, Giacinto Gorga, passed away this morning. Giacinto, affectionately known as “Nonno” to his grandchildren and family members has been a beloved part of RHONJ for many years.
Both of the siblings broke the news this afternoon via Instagram post.
Teresa posted a slide show of photos and videos with her father earlier today. Along with the montage, the RHONJ OG wrote, “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.”
She continued, “You are the absolute strongest man I know & I know you missed mommy so much but you stayed for us. 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.”
In a follow-up post, Teresa simply wrote, “I love you always.”
On his own Instagram page, Joe shared, “I can’t believe he is gone. The world lost an amazing man human being today. He was exactly what a true father and husband should be. I will miss you more than you know, But go find your wife because I know that’s all you want and all you’ve ever talked about for the past 3 years. You will be missed every single day. You had energy that lit up a room and everyone fell in love with you. You were truly one of a kind. I’m so happy you’re in no more pain. Rest In Peace Finally. 4-3-20.”
Recently, both Teresa and Melissa Gorga posted on Instagram asking for extra prayers for Nonno.
This afternoon, Melissa shared, “Heaven just got another angel. You’ve been the only Dad I’ve known for the past 16 years. You were such an incredible man and such a loving Nonno.. they don’t make them like you anymore. Thank you for teaching my husband how to treat his wife the way you treated yours. Thank you for teaching me how to cook everything I make. Thank you for all the energy you’ve always brought everywhere you went. Run to your wife. She’s waiting for you. RIP we will miss you forever.”
We are sending love to the Giudice/Gorga family members.
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INSTEAD OF OUR USUAL QUESTIONS AT THE END OF AN ARTICLE- PLEASE SHARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE NONNO MEMORIES, WELL WISHES, OR WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT FOR THE FAMILY AT THIS TIME.