June 23, 2014
Giudice Father In Law: Teresa Giudice Remembers Father In Law, Thanks Fans For Support

Teresa Giudice paid tribute to her father-in-law on Twitter this weekend after he suddenly died last week. In remembering her husband, Joe's, father, Frank Giudice, Teresa posted a bunch of photos of the Giudice family and of Frank with his granddaughters (there are 11!). It is unknown how Frank died, but it is believed that he had a heart attack. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Frank dropped to the ground while building a chicken coop at Joe and Teresa's New Jersey home.

Teresa Giudice's father-in-law was a big part of her life and really like a second father to her. As you can see from the photos that she chose to share on Twitter, Teresa and Joe spent a lot of time with Joe's side of the family. While you do get to see some of that on the reality show The Real Housewives Of New Jersey, Teresa and Joe are seen spending more time with Teresa's side. That is likely because her brother, Joe Gorga, and his wife, Melissa, are also on the show.

According to The Christian Post, Teresa and Joe have been relying on their faith to get them through this difficult time. Don't forget that the Giudices are going through this tragedy just two weeks before Teresa and Joe's criminal sentencing. The two could both be going to prison, leaving their family (and their four daughters) behind.

Teresa Giudice's father-in-law will be dearly missed. He seemed like a wonderful man who loved his family and loved life. It is never easy to lose someone, especially when it is so unexpected like in Frank's case. Many believe that the stress that he was dealing with, perhaps directly related to Joe and Teresa's legal troubles, may have impacted his life in a negative way. How could it not?

It is unclear when the funeral services for Frank Giudice will be or if they have already been held. The Giudice family has been leaning on one another during this difficult time and Teresa wants her fans to know that she appreciates their kind words, thoughts, and prayers.

[Photo courtesy of Teresa Giudice / Twitter]