The Gorga/Giudice family is suffering from a devastating loss.

Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice’s mother Antonia Gorga died on Friday, March 3 at 66 years old. The reality star took to Instagram to share a heartbreaking message to her fans about her mom’s death.

“Thank you for the love and support during this extremely difficult time,” the 44-year-old captioned a collage of photos with her 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.”

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The matriarch of the Gorga/Giudice family passed away from natural causes, E! News reported. Antonia is survived by her husband Giacinto Gorga, their daughter Teresa and their 37-year-old son Joe Gorga. Joe’s wife, Melissa Gorga, also paid tribute to her mother-in-law with a touching Instagram tribute.

“May she Rest In Peace. She was a beautiful woman who loves her children & grandchildren so immensely,” the 37-year-old wrote in the caption of a family photo. “I watched Joe & Teresa sit by her side for the last three months, the heart in this family is strong [and] she will live in our hearts forever.”

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Antonia was also known as Nonna to Teresa’s four daughters that she shares with her husband Joe Giudice, as well as Melissa and Joe’s two sons and daughter — who was named after her grandmother. Teresa’s oldest daughter Gia paid tribute to her Nonna on Instagram.

“Now I have another beautiful guardian angel watching over me. I love you,” the 16-year-old wrote.

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The loss of her mother has left Teresa “inconsolable,” as the mother and daughter duo were very close, a source told Us Weekly. She has been in contact with her husband Joe — who is currently serving out a 41-month sentence for fraud at the Federal Correctional Institution in Fort Dix, NJ — and he is expected to be allowed to visit his family during this difficult time.

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