The Two 'Mob Wives' Banned from Big Ang's Funeral, and More Details from the Service
UPDATE: The New York Times reports that Karen Gravano did attend the funeral, noting she slipped in without incident.
Around 200 people attended Big Ang's funeral on Monday, including her ex, Neil Murphy, but there were two “Mob Wives” co-stars who were asked not to come.
According to the New York Daily News, Brittany Fogarty and Karen Gravano were banned from the visitations and funeral because of their fathers.
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Fogarty's father John is in witness protection after providing evidence to the police. Gravano's dad Sammy was a crime boss who helped the FBI bring down John Gotti.
Fogarty's mother Andrea Giovino, who was also asked not to attend, told the paper, "There are going to be some people going to the service whose fathers may have been killed, or put away by their cooperation (with authorities).”
She added that because of their fathers, Brittany and Karen are sometimes referred to as “baby rats.”
It is unknown if the women did respect the ban and stay away from today's funeral.
The service took place at Basilica of Regina Pacis Church in Brooklyn, and according to TMZ, “Mob Wives” stars Carla Facciolo and Renee Graziano (pictured below) were front and center.
Big Ang, real name Angela Raiola, was later laid to rest at Resurrection Cemetery on Staten Island, New York.
Raiola died on Thursday after a battle with cancer.