NEW YORK — Though fans bid farewell Angela “Big Ang” Raiola last month, they were able to watch the “Mob Wives” matriarch one last time on TV for her final scene in the series finale of the show.
“I f—ing hate cancer. They say it kicks the s—t outta you, I gotta kick the s—t out of it, but I don’t know if I could. This might be a rough one,” the reality star said in a clip titled, “Big Ang’s Final Thoughts.” The series finale aired last Wednesday on VH1.
The TV star was very open to viewers about the pain she was going through. She ultimately lost her battle to cancer on Feb. 18, making the scene even more heartbreaking to watch.
“I have a long fight ahead of me,” she said while she was surrounded by her son, Anthony Donofrio, her daughter-in-law and grandchildren.
Big Ang was hopeful though, and talked about getting rid of the stress in her life and even completing off her bucket list.
“I’m going to live my life to the fullest and I’m going to do everything on my bucket list, which would be Italy!”
Though fans know she never was able to complete most of the items off her list, her larger-than-life personality still lives on.
The TV star was diagnosed with stage 4 brain and lung cancer in early January. Weeks later, doctors said the chemotherapy wasn't working. She appeared on "The Dr. Oz" show a week before she passed away and talked about the struggles she faces while battling cancer.
A day before her death there were false reports that she had passed away. A family member was forced to put out a statement that she was still alive. A few hours later, though, family friend Vinnie Medugno posted on Raiola's Twitter that she sadly passed away at 3:01 a.m.
Family and friends attended her funeral at the Basilica of Regina Pacis in Brooklyn on Feb. 22. She was later laid to rest in Staten Island.