is grateful for the support of her fans after her mother, Antonia Gorga, died on Friday at 66.
"Thank you for the love and support during this extremely difficult time," the Real Housewives of New Jersey star wrote in an Instagram message on Saturday. "My mother was a very cherished part of our family and she'll be deeply missed. Each and every one of your messages of love [and] support are so appreciated. Give her eternal rest O Lord and may your light shine on her forever."
The message captioned a photo collage of Giudice with her mother and other family members.
Giudice later posted another photo, a portrait of her extended family with her mother, captioning it simply, "I miss my mommy so much."
Gorga was hospitalized in December due to pneumonia and never fully recovered.