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Frank Catania's Message to His Kids Will Leave You Teary-Eyed: "I Am the Most Blessed Man"

Dolores Catania has feelings about the RHONJ dad's emotional post on Gabby and Frankie's recent accomplishments.

By Laura Rosenfeld
Dolores Frank Catania Children Graduation

Frank Catania is a proud dad, and he's letting everyone know it. The ex-husband and forever bestie of The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Dolores Catania recently took to Instagram to gush about daughter Gabby and son Frankie's latest accomplishments.

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You see, this spring has been huge for the Catania family, who has been celebrating Gabby's graduation from veterinary school and Frankie's graduation from college. "I am the most blessed man in the world. I have been blessed with the two most incredible children any parent could ever [have] imagined," Frank wrote in an Instagram post on June 8 that featured photos from Gabby and Frankie's graduation ceremonies last month. "This year [Gabby] graduated veterinary school and Dr. Gabrielle Catania is now a practicing veterinarian. Also this year, [Frankie] graduated Sacred Heart University summa cum laude and started his dream job."

Following her graduation, Gabby confirmed on Instagram in May that she would be working at Animal Hospital of Sussex County in New Jersey starting this summer. Frankie also shared during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen last month that he is currently working as an asset manager at a real estate company in New Jersey called Revolve Capital Group. Mom Dolores later confirmed during Part 1 of the RHONJ Season 11 reunion that Frankie was working for Teresa Giudice's boyfriend, Luis "Louie" Ruelas.

In his Instagram post, Frank continued to share how impressed he and Dolores are with everything Gabby and Frankie have achieved so far, as well as all of the greatness that is sure to lie ahead for them. "Gabby and Frankie have both become what they have always respectively wanted from the beginning and words cannot express how proud [Dolores] and I are of the two of them. There is no greater feeling as a parent than to see your children achieve their dreams and to feel the satisfaction that as a parent you have done everything in your power to help them do that," Frank wrote. "Thank you [Gabby] and [Frankie] for making [Dolores] and I the proudest parents in the world. We love you and will always be here for you."

Of course, Dolores agreed with everything Frank said in his post, writing in the comments, "Yes we are so proud," along with two red heart emojis.

Frankie showed his gratitude for his parents in the comments. "Love you so much mom and dad," he wrote. "Thank you for all the opportunities and love you have given us."

Teresa and Reza Farahan also shared their congratulations in the comments, along with Margaret Josephs, who wrote, "Congrats to all the amazing [Catanias]! The best parents have raised those fabulous children!"

Dolores previously shared her own loving messages to her children on Instagram in May. She called Frankie's college graduation "one of my proudest days being a mother, adding, "Little Frankie, I couldn’t be more proud of all your accomplishments and the man you are becoming." After Gabby graduated from veterinary school, Dolores shared on Instagram, "It’s not [every day] you can say both your children graduate from college in the same week… Gabby has worked day and night for years to get to this very moment. I am so proud of her dedication to her calling of becoming a vet [and] resilience when things weren’t easy. My heart is so full. Thank you to our family [and] extended family for supporting her throughout the years."

Earlier that month, Frank praised Dolores for everything that she has done for their kids and their family in a touching tribute on Mother's Day. "Happy Mother’s Day to the most incredible woman I [could have] ever dreamt to have as the mother of my children. You are responsible for single handedly keeping our family together during the most difficult of times and I love you and thank you for that," Frank captioned a collection of photos of the Catanias through the years. "Our children are so blessed to have you as their Mom. Mother’s Day is exactly for women like [you] who are selfless, caring, protective and loving... Happy Mother’s Day Dolores."

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