REAL Housewives Of New Jersey have aired a moving tribute to Teresa Giudice's late dad.
The Bravo reality series screened a short remembrance clip in honor of Giacinto Jorga – who died earlier this month aged 76 – during their season 10 marathon.
The brief tribute featured a smiling photo of Giacinto alongside the words: "In Loving Memory, Giacinto Jorga, 9/8/43 – 4/3/2020."
The remembrance piece was set to classical music.
Teresa was clearly touched by the gesture, as she shared a clip of the tribute to her Instagram Stories.
The reality star released doves as part of emotional private burial for her beloved father last week.
Today we set you free, fly high to Mommy 😇❤️🕊🙏🏻 💙
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Her daughters with estranged husband Joe Giudice, Gia, 18, Gabriella, 16, Milania, 15, and Audriana, 11, and Joe and Melissa Gorga’s children, Antonia, 14, Gino, 12, and Joey, 9, tearfully opened two baskets and watched as three white doves flew away together.
Teresa, 47, captioned the video: "Today we set you free, fly high to mommy.”
Melissa posted a photo of their grave that read "sempre insieme," which means "always together"
As The Sun exclusively reported, the family is having a private burial in New Jersey because of restrictions from the coronavirus pandemic.
A source previously told The Sun: “Teresa and her daughters will of course attend, as well as Melissa and Joe Gorga.”
Teresa broke the news of her beloved father’s passing on Friday, April 3.
According to his obituary, he passed away from COPD and heart issues “surrounded by his family.”
A source confirmed his passing was not related to coronavirus.
In the obituary, he is described as a “devoted” father and “cherished” grandfather.
The obituary read: “On December 27, 1969 Giacinto married the love of his life Antonia. They were married only a short time when they decided that there was a better life waiting for them in America and on October 13, 1971 Antonia and Giacinto, without being able to speak a word of English bravely left behind their life in Italy to travel to the United States in search of the American Dream.
“Giacinto got a job washing dishes in a small restaurant called the Mona Lisa in West Paterson. Paterson was the place they would call their home for many years and raise their two children, Teresa and Giuseppe.”
Giacinto then went into construction and purchased a shoe repair store.
After Antonia passed from pneumonia in March 2017 at age 66, he moved into Teresa’s home.
The obituary read: “He continued the love of cooking and sharing the tradition with his granddaughters.
“Giacinto enjoyed traveling with his daughter, son and grandchildren all throughout the Caribbean and Mexico, also making the trip back to Italy in November of 2019 to see his childhood home and visit with family.”
The tribute continued: “He was the most active grandfather often bringing his youngest granddaughter back and forth to dance daily as well as often shuttling the others to activities, even teaching eldest granddaughter Gia to drive.
“He found so much joy shopping with his beloved daughter Teresa, he could often be found riding side by side with his daughter around town grabbing lunch or even going for manicure and pedicure.”
Teresa, her estranged husband Joe Giudice, her brother Joe and his wife Melissa have posted tributes on social media to Giacinto since the passing.
He has appeared on several episodes of RHONJ through the years.
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