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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 28: Teresa Giudice attends Melissa Gorga's 40th Birthday at Tribeca 360 on March 28, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice is mourning the loss of her dad. The reality star went to social media to post a video tribute about her father, Giacinto Gorga.

In a lengthy post, she writes, “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. ”

 

There is no word yet on how Giacinto, 76, passed away.

Teresa’s brother, Joe Gorga, and his wife Melissa also posted tributes about their father and father-in-law on their pages. “Heaven just got another angel,” Melissa wrote, while Joe added, “He was exactly what a true father and husband should be. I will miss you more than you know.”

Teresa and Joe’s mother, Antonia Gorga, passed away in 2017.