Karen Gravano, Brittany Fogarty: "Mob Wives" Stars Banned from Paying Respects to Angela "Big Ang" Raiola

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Karen Gravano and Brittany Fogarty were prevented from mourning the loss of their Mob Wives costar Angela "Big Ang" Raiola at her wake held in Brooklyn on both Saturday and Sunday. Page Six reports it was Big Ang's estranged husband, Neil Murphy, who banned the two, along with Fogarty's mom, Andrea Giovino.

“Big Ang’s ex-husband blocked Brittany and Karen from the funeral...he’s paying the bill and so he and other [friends and family] banned them.” a source told the publication.

It seems bad blood from their families' pasts is the reason Karen Gravano and Brittany Fogarty couldn't join Mob Wives cast mates Renee Graziano, Carla Facciolo, and Drita D’Avanzo at the wake. Brittany Fogarty’s father, John, is reportedly in witness protection, and Karen Gravano's father is Sammy “Sammy the Bull” Gravano.

Big Ang died on Thursday at the age of 55, of complications from stage 4 lung and brain cancer. Her wake--held on both Saturday and Sunday--was held at the Scarpaci Funeral Home in Brooklyn. Her funeral and burial will take place Monday on Staten Island.

Do you suppose Karen Gravano and Brittany Fogarty will be prevented from mourning Big Ang at her funeral, too?

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.