But a source at the funeral tells RadarOnline.com exclusively that several of the Real Housewives of New Jersey attended the wake. “Dina Manzo came with a friend and didn’t stay long,” the source said. Manzo left the show during its second season.
“Dina Manzo showed up after 5 p.m.,” the source said, adding, “the twin sisters came with their husbands and left right away.”
During Monday’s mass and burial, Joe didn’t give a speech. His sister, on the other hand, gave a eulogy at the cemetery, His daughter Gia spoke during the mass at St. James of the Marches. Teresa’s cousin Kathy Wakile did go and Joe and Melissa Gorga were there.
“It was very sad and heartbreaking,” the source noted. “Joe was very quiet. His siblings, Pete and Maria, are taking it very hard.”
In a touching tribute to Frank, all the guests were given balloons at the cemetery and released them all at the same time.
The funeral was not filmed for the show.
Season 6 premieres July 13.