Big Ang’s casket was carried out of the Basilica of Regina Pacis in Brooklyn, New York, by two of her best friends – Celia and Little Jen – followed by Mob Wives creator Jennifer Graziano, stars Renee Graziano, Carla Facciolo, Drita D’avanzo, Karen Gravano, show producer Adam Gonzalez and a “distraught” Neil Murphy, Raiola’s estranged husband, the source adds.
“Just wanna say @VinnieMedugno gave a beautiful eulogy for Angela! U were a great friend & I’m sure she was smiling & laughing . #RIPBigAng,” Facciolo tweeted after the service. “What a beautiful ceremony for Angela .. Father Jamie was so comforting and he loved Ang. #RIPBigAng.”
Following the service, Raiola’s sister, Janine, gave a heartfelt speech on the outside steps of the church.
“The funeral was so sad but also beautiful, being a celebration of Angela’s life, someone everyone will miss very dearly,” an insider tells ET. Her final resting place is at the Resurrection Cemetery in Staten Island.