Mob Wives Creator Jenn Graziano Has Been Sharing Her Amazing Big Ang Memories On Instagram

And they really might make you cry.

Executive producer Jennifer Graziano spends most of her time behind the camera working on shows like Mob Wives and Miami Monkey, and as a result, she clearly had a close, loving relationship with Big Ang. In a series of personal, heartfelt Instagram posts, Graziano shared several stories about Ang’s kind heart and generosity of spirit that add another special dimension to the Ang we all thought we knew from TV. As the tributes pour in from family and fans alike, read a few from Graziano that depict Ang as a compassionate mother and selfless human being who cared more for others than for herself.

“#FBF Easter Sunday 2013 I spent with Big Ang at Runway 84 in Fort Lauderdale (Another one of her favorite places). We were w @aj_graziano @alexisgenovese @justincross_ @antgenovese @mrbiganvh1 and this special fan was in love with her. Both her and AJ spent so much time with her throughout our dinner it just showed their character. She loved her fans but this one was more about her heart. Everyone should have known her. #BigAng #RIP”

“This was Ang’s first red carpet. I will never forget it. She was nervous at first but then rocked it like the star she is!! Day 1 of services down…..still feels surreal and UNreal !! #RIP #BigAng”

“Tonight we remembered Big Ang in an amazing Eulogy read about Ang’s life and the many hearts she touched. It was a great night of friends and family honoring her memory and these two @carlafacciolo and @reneegraziano have been there every second of the days with me holding each other up and honoring Ang. My family, my friends, her family and her friends all were there again sharing in the memories we all created w Ang over the many years each of us knew her. It was a bitter sweet evening on day 2. #RIP #BigAng”

Ok I'm reposting because I found the words…. LIGHT. HEART. SOUL. STRONG. AMAZING. FUN. PARTY. PARTY. PARTY. YOUNG. FRIEND. HAPPY. READY. LOYAL. Big Ang was more than meets the eye. I'm honored that I was able to show the world a glimpse into who she was. But what you saw on TV just scratched the surface of her soul. She was one of the best, loving mothers I have ever seen. She was a pure pleasure to work with and hands down the most hardest worker I've ever seen. I remember filming two shows at once and Ang worked around the clock flying in straight from Miami to film w her mob wives cast and then flying right back without a single complaint!! Season after season back to back. She would do or try anything and always thanked me for helping her to make her life better and different through television. However, more than Mob Wives and the Big Ang Show and Miami Monkey, she was also a great friend. And when she is your friend she is your friend to the end. She truly cared about my happiness and always checked in on me and always knew when something was wrong. And she would say, "let's go eat and get whacked". To her the friendship was first and Mob Wives was second. She took care of all of us…cast and crew. And most of all Big Ang was loyal to the core….when things shook up and sides were taken and loyalties were tested ….not hers. She stood right by my side…and I will always be by hers!!! RIP my friend, Ang, you have made a life long impression on my heart. ??????

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“Ok I’m reposting because I found the words…. LIGHT. HEART. SOUL. STRONG. AMAZING. FUN. PARTY. PARTY. PARTY. YOUNG. FRIEND. HAPPY. READY. LOYAL. Big Ang was more than meets the eye. I’m honored that I was able to show the world a glimpse into who she was. But what you saw on TV just scratched the surface of her soul. She was one of the best, loving mothers I have ever seen. She was a pure pleasure to work with and hands down the most hardest worker I’ve ever seen. I remember filming two shows at once and Ang worked around the clock flying in straight from Miami to film w her mob wives cast and then flying right back without a single complaint!! Season after season back to back. She would do or try anything and always thanked me for helping her to make her life better and different through television. However, more than Mob Wives and the Big Ang Show and Miami Monkey, she was also a great friend. And when she is your friend she is your friend to the end. She truly cared about my happiness and always checked in on me and always knew when something was wrong. And she would say, “let’s go eat and get whacked”. To her the friendship was first and Mob Wives was second. She took care of all of us…cast and crew. And most of all Big Ang was loyal to the core….when things shook up and sides were taken and loyalties were tested ….not hers. She stood right by my side…and I will always be by hers!!! RIP my friend, Ang, you have made a life long impression on my heart. ??????”