Carla Facciolo Remembers Late "Mob Wives" Costar, Angela "Big Ang" Raiola

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Carla Facciolo of Mob Wives fame joined her fellow costars in remembering their late friend and costar Angela "Big Ang" Railoa, who died on Thursday at the age of 55.

Along with Renee Graziano and Drita D'Avanzo, Carla Facciolo shared thoughts on Instagram.

"If #bigang taught me anything it was to was to be thankful for my life long girlfriends .. And as you can see I'm happy to be with these amazing ladies reminiscing about our time with Ang ..@kimcapone_ #etty @carlafacciolo #reminiscing #bigang #getoverit #foreverfriends #humble #grateful #blessed," Graziano captioned a photo of the Mob Wives stars.

Carla Facciolo reposted the same pic, adding her own caption.

"a day we will never forget," she wrote.

Angela "Big Ang" Raiola was initially diagnosed with throat cancer. Her more recent diagnoses, however, included stage 4 brain and lung cancer.

Carla Facciolo likes to remember how Big Ang always made her laugh.

"Even filming, I couldn't keep a straight face sometimes because all she did was make us laugh. Thank God for her, because if it wasn't for her, we'd really kill each other sometimes," she told People magazine. "Because if we were around her, she'd be like, 'Get over it!' She would yell at me. That's why I used to call her the Mama Bear, because if I said something she'd be like, 'Oh, Carla, please. Get over it.'"

How wonderful that Carla Facciolo, Renee Graziano, Drita D'Avanzo and more have these wonderful memories of Big Ang now that she's gone.

Family members and friends attended a visitation for Big Ang at a Brooklyn funeral home on both Saturday and Sunday. She will be laid to rest on Staten Island on Monday.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.