The Dirty was saddened to report Friday night that Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice‘s Mom had passed away at the age of 66.
A source close to the family has exclusively revealed some details regarding what occurred at the mass/funeral that was held in New Jersey yesterday for Teresa’s Mom.
First, our insider confirmed what Radar Online initially reported- namely, that Teresa’s husband, Joe, was not in attendance.
“They don’t let him out for things like that,” our source said of his absence.
As far as which RHONJ cast members were in attendance, our source confirmed that Siggy Flicker, Dolores Catania, and season 6 star Nicole Napolitano did show up. Melissa Gorga was obviously in attendance as well, as Teresa’s Mom was also her husband Joe‘s mother.
Our insider also noted that Danielle Staub, who we reported will be returning in some capacity this season, was surprisingly not in attendance, regardless of her rekindled friendship with Teresa.
In addition, Teresa’s cousin (and RHONJ alum) Kathy Wakile and her family were not there due to them being away.
As far as who eulogized Teresa’s Mom, we were informed by our insider that, “Gia, Teresa’s oldest daughter, gave the eulogy. In it, she mentioned how Teresa’s Mom was always there for them.”
“Teresa’s Mom truly helped Teresa’s family a lot,” our source added.
Finally, our insider was able to confirm that Teresa’s Dad was in attendance at the funeral; however, they noted that he is “very sick also” which we had previously reported.
Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the Giudice and Gorga families during this tough time, and we hope Teresa’s Mom will forever live on through their memories.