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" https://t.co/ZH9TUH9lzW
— Page Six (@PageSix) February 22, 2016
“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.
Friends, Family & Fans line up at Scarpaci Funeral home to pay respects to @MobWives Star "Big Ang" Raiola @NY1 pic.twitter.com/oVtyv6hMxi
— Natalie Duddridge (@CityNatalie) February 21, 2016
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.
Funeral and memorial service details for Big Ang are set: https://t.co/Q8rOJ7w92U pic.twitter.com/8JFIi1rk2p
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) February 19, 2016
Do you suppose Karen Gravano and Brittany Fogarty will be prevented from mourning Big Ang at her funeral, too?