Melissa Gorga Teresa Giudice The Real Housewives of New Jersey - RHONJ

Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga’s Father Giacinto Gorga Has Passed Away at 76

We are sad and devastated to report that Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga’s father Giacinto Gorga has died. The 76-year-old passed away early Friday morning.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey OG announced her father’s passing in a touching post on Instagram.

“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,” Teresa wrote alongside a montage of photos.

View this post on Instagram

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. 🙏🏻❤️😭 4-3-20 🇮🇹

A post shared by TERESA GIUDICE ® (@teresagiudice) on

View this post on Instagram

I love you always. 😭❤️🙏🏻 RIP 4-3-20

A post shared by TERESA GIUDICE ® (@teresagiudice) on

Teresa’s brother Joey and his wife Melissa Gorga also post their own tributes to their beloved father.

“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,” Joe wrote.

Melissa, on the other hand, wrote, “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.”

This shocking news comes only a day after Teresa asked fans to pray for her father who she said was “struggling.” 

For years now, Giacinto has battled health issues and been in and out of the hospital. In November 2019, Teresa had to leave BravoCon early to take her dad to the hospital. He was also hospitalized in October 2018 and less than a year prior to that in November 2018 he was hospitalized for pneumonia.

Giacinto had seven grandchildren in total — Teresa’s daughters Gia, 19, Gabriella, 16, Milania, 15, and Audriana, 11, as well as Joe and Melissa’s daughter Antonia, 14, and sons Gino, 12, and Joey, 9.

Team AllAboutTRH is absolutely heartbroken over this loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Teresa, Joe, Melissa, and the entire Giudice/Gorga family.

Send your well-wishes and prayers to the Giudice/Gorga family below!

Follow AllAboutTRH On Instagram.
Follow AllAboutTRH On Twitter.
Like
AllAboutTRH On Facebook.

About the author

Lara Sophia

Lara began writing for AllAboutTRH in October 2014. Lara is a born and bred Jersey girl, who loves blogging and currently writes a lifestyle blog: ChicandSequined.com Beyond blogging, Lara enjoys traveling, fashion, beauty, and gossip. Lara is excited to get in on the gossip and put her own spin on things.

Email: lara@allabouttrh.com | Phone: (248) 436-1663 Ext. 2 | "Write to Lara": AllaboutTRH.com Attn: Lara 3160 Ridgeway Ct. Commerce Twp., MI 48390

Follow Me