“Real Housewives of New Jersey” Alum Caroline Manzo Mourns Death of Father

RHONJ Caroline Manzo mourns loss of her father
Photo courtesy Caroline Manzo Instagram

It’s a sad time for so many right now, including Real Housewives of New Jersey alum Caroline Manzo.

On Monday (April 20,) Manzo headed to her Instagram page to share a sweet photo of her and her dad Joseph Laurita along with the sad message announcing that her father had passed away.

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“His favorite song was ‘My Way’, and that’s exactly how he lived his life. His way,” Manzo wrote in a heartfelt post. “A tougher man there never was, and in his final days he showed that strength over and over again. May God bless you always, Dad, and grant you eternal peace. Know that you were loved. Forever in our hearts.”


Caroline’s sister Dina Manzo, who also appeared on the Bravo show in past seasons, also headed to Instagram to let out her sadness regarding their father’s death.

“I’ll love you forever and always Daddy,” Dina wrote on Tuesday (April 21.) “You can rest now.”

According to People magazine, the cause of death for the father of 11 has not been released.

It’s the second death in just a matter of a few short weeks for the extended family of Real Housewives of New Jersey. Teresa Giudice’s father Giacinto Gorga died on April 2. The patriarch appeared on the hit Bravo reality show since its first season premiered back in October 2008.

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“[Our] Daddy’s are together drinking wine,” Giudici commented on Dina’s Instagram post. “Love you.”

We send our condolences to all those who mourn the loss of these special men.