On April 3, Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga shared that their father, Giacinto Gorga, passed away. The lovable man became a paternal figure for Joe and Teresa’s friends and even the Real Housewives of New Jersey viewers.
Joe and Teresa’s kids always called Giacinto “Nonno,” which is the Italian word for “grandfather.” Even the RHONJ viewers have affectionately referred to him as “Nonno” throughout the years. Aside from the obvious sadness for the Giudice and Gorga family members, there’s all an additional hurdle during this time period. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, people are not allowed to partake in large gatherings. Of course, there’s a major risk of spreading and contracting the virus.
Teresa’s omnipresent lawyer James J. Leonard spoke to People on behalf of the Giudice/Georga family members. He shared that there will be “a private ceremony for immediate family.” This will take place later in the week.
The one (slight) silver lining here is that Teresa and her family will get some privacy. All of the hard things that they’ve been through have been heavily documented on Real Housewives of New Jersey. Like most other TV shows, RHONJ has halted production. Now, Teresa, Joe, and their family members will have more privacy than they normally would.
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Ever since they shared the news, both Teresa and her brother Joe have been sharing throwback photos and sweet sentiments about their beloved father. Melissa Gorga has been share some fun memories with her father-in-law on social media along with some heartwarming words.
Teresa’s estranged husband Joe Giudice has been mourning the loss very publicly. Longtime Real Housewives of New Jersey viewers recall how close Joe had been with his father-in-law. He even went to visit Joe in Italy before Teresa and her daughters made it out there in November 2019.
Both Bravolebrities and fans have expressed their sadness about the loss. In short, even people who have never met Giacinto in person had a strong love for him. He is greatly missed by many people.
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TELL US- DO YOU THINK THERE SHOULD BE A POST-PANDEMIC MEMORIAL EVENT FOR ALL OF NONNO’S FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS TO GATHER AND CELEBRATE HIS LIFE? WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY WATCHING HIM ON REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY THROUGHOUT THE YEARS?
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