HollywoodLife.com has exclusively learned that Big Ang’s funeral will be held on Feb. 22 in Brooklyn at Basilica of Regina Pacis and there will also be two memorial services for her over the weekend. We have also learned where the reality star will be laid to rest.
Big Ang will get the grand send off that she deserves. HollywoodLife.com can exclusively reveal that the 55-year-old’s life will be mourned over three days. There will be two days of memorial services and her actual funeral will take place on Feb. 22 at Basilica of Regina Pacis in Staten Island. All of her Mob Wives co-stars are expected to attend and although the funeral will be private, hundreds are expected.
HollywoodLife.com has learned that two memorials will be held at Scarpaci Funeral Home in Brooklyn. One on Feb. 20 from 2pm to 5pm and another that same evening from 7:30pm to 9:30pm for friends and family to go and pay their respects. The following day on Feb. 21 loved ones can stop by at the same times to say their goodbyes. The actual funeral will be held on Monday Feb. 22 at Basilica of Regina Pacis in Brooklyn at 9:30am. HollywoodLife.com has also learned that she will be buried in Staten Island at the Resurrection Cemetery.
HollywoodLife.com spoke with Ang’s Mob Wives co-star Marissa Jade who told us that even though she knew her time with Ang was limited, she had no idea she would die so suddenly. “I was extremely shocked [over her death],” she told us. “We knew she was going through a lot … cancer came, cancer went. Then she was good for a month. Then she went back and it just attacked her again. She had to go on chemo and it wasn’t working. We are just as shocked as everyone. She went from being okay to really bad … The girls went to go see her a few days ago and she was in good spirits and they all said Ang was laughing for what it was they had a good time with her. I had a great time working with her I wish I got to know her more, she’s a great person, fun-loving I could only wish to spend more time with her. It’s very sad.”
We also spoke to Mob Wives star Carla Facciolo who told us:“All I can say is She was bigger than life and I will truly miss her! All our hearts are broken but I know she will rule the gates of heaven the Big Ang way … May she rest in peace.” Mob Wives creator, Jennifer Graziano was devastated over the news and at her bedside when Big Ang passed away: “I am saddened to say that At 3:01 am Ang lost her battle with cancer,” Jennifer told us. “She passed peacefully surrounded by friends and family. My heart is broken for her whole family – especially her children and grandchildren and I will never forget her. Her presence brought sheer happiness to anyone that was around her and I am honored to have called her a friend. Please respect her family’s privacy at this time as they mourn the loss of such an amazing woman.”
HollywoodLifers, we will keep you posted on more details as we get them. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.