Teresa Giudice, Joe And Melissa Gorga, And More Mourn The Loss of Giacinto Gorga AKA Nonno
Giacinto Gorga, lovingly known by Real Housewives of New Jersey fans as Nonno, passed away early Friday morning. After the news broke, tributes came pouring in for the fan-favorite.
Teresa Giudice was the one to reveal the devastating news after asking her followers for prayers yesterday.
The reality star returned to Instagram with a beautiful collage of photos of her father alongside a heartbreaking caption that read: ' 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. 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.'
Joe Gorga, Teresa's brother, shared his own sweet words and photos.
His caption said: ' 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.'
His wife, Melissa Gorga thanked Nonno for teaching her husband how to be a perfect man and father.
' 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.'
The RHONJ stars received support from other Bravolebrities including Nene Leakes, Tamra Judge, Vicki Gunvalson and Stephanie Hollman to name a few.
Nonno's passing comes after a series of hospitalizations that have been going on for years now. Melissa recently shared with the after show that he was susceptible to infections of the lungs like pneumonia.
This also comes three years after the passing of Teresa's mother.
RIP to the unforgettable personality.