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Caroline Manzo and Dina Manzo have confirmed their father Joseph Laurita's passing via emotional Instagram posts. The patriarch of The Real Housewives of New Jersey alums and sisters passed away on April 20.
"His favorite song was 'My Way' and that’s exactly how he lived his life. His way. A tougher man there never was, and in his final days he showed that strength over and over again. May God bless you always, Dad, and grant you eternal peace. Know that you were loved. Forever in our hearts," Manzo'd with Children star Caroline wrote.
Dina noted: "I’ll love you forever and always Daddy. You can rest now."
Their brother and husband of Jacqueline Laurita, Chris Laurita, also paid homage to their dad on Instagram.
"Yesterday we lost the strongest man I’ve ever known. Right up until the last breath he taught me how to fight and to NEVER give up. He encouraged me to face all the challenges life throws at you head on! I’ll keep fighting Dad and I promise you I will never give up. I’m sure you’re already watching over all of us. R.I.P 4-20-20," he wrote alongside a photo of their late dad.
Jaqueline remembered him in his comments: “Your dad was a man that did the best he knew how, who remained married to the only woman he truly loved, and raised 11 beautiful children together through all the trails and tribulations, never once giving up! he was a fighter and a provider to the end! May God bless and rest his soul! XOXO.”
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