"Thank you for the love and support during this extremely difficult time," the Real Housewives of New Jersey star, 44, captioned a collage of six photos of her late mom. "My mother was a very cherished part of our family and she'll be deeply missed. Each and every one of your messages of love & support are so appreciated. Give her eternal rest O Lord and may your light shine on her forever."
Gia Giudice, Teresa and Joe Giudice's 16-year-old daughter, also took to Instagram to pay tribute to her late grandmother. "Now I have another beautiful guardian angle [sic] watching over me i love you," she captioned a sweet throwback picture with Gorga.
Shortly after the news broke on Saturday afternoon, a source told Us Weekly that the Bravo star had been visiting her mom at the hospital prior to her passing. "[Teresa] is inconsolable now," the insider said. "Teresa is also in communication with Joe and will be visiting as soon as she can. This is a very hard time for Teresa. She was very close with her mother."
The Turning the Tables author had a very close relationship with her mother, as documented on RHONJ. Teresa's brother, Joe Gorga, was also close with Antonia and honored the matriarch by naming his 11-year-old daughter with wife Melissa Gorga after her.
Melissa, 37, remembered Antonia on Instagram on Sunday, March 5, with a family photo that she captioned, "May she Rest In Peace. She was a beautiful woman who loves her children & grandchildren so immensely❤ I watched Joe & Teresa sit by her side for the last three months, the heart in this family is strong & she will live in our hearts forever."
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