Big Ang’s Sister Reflects on Her Final Days in Funeral Speech
On Monday morning, Big Ang's life was celebrated by her loved ones at her funeral, which was held at Brooklyn's Basilica of Regina Pacis.
At the funeral, Big Ang's sister Janine Detore spoke to the 500 guests about her sister's last days at the hospital. She said, "A few days before her death, my sister said she was at peace with dying and she was ready. I said, 'I'm not!' She said, 'Get over it!'”
While wiping away tears, Detore shared, “She was a star long before TV. 'Mob Wives' didn't make her a star, she made the show a hit.”
Ang's niece Jeannie Detore also spoke at the funeral and shared her speech on Instagram. See it below.
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After Big Ang's death, Jeannie got a tattoo on her arm to honor her. She wrote, "No words can describe this pain. I love you so much my beautiful biggest angel 💔💕💋 @inkcouturenyc."
Ang, who was surrounded by flowers, was apparently dressed in a fur coat. A source told Us Weekly that it was “the way Ang would have wanted it.”
A day before the funeral, Big Ang's kids A.J. and Raquel, her estranged husband Neil Murphy, and her co-stars Renee Graziano, Marissa Fiore, and Natalie Guercio attended her wake at the funeral home.
Last week, Big Ang lost her battle to cancer at the age 55.