Angela ‘Big Ang’ Raiola’s sister, Janine Detore, has described the situation and the frame of mind Big Ang was in at her deathbed.
“She was so at peace with death. She was OK with it. She said she didn’t want to live being on the medicine, doing all that. She didn’t want to do that. And she said, ‘If it’s my time, it’s my time, just tell me. I want to spend my time with the grandchildren and with my family.’ She wanted to be home and all that.”
Of the last words she remembers hearing from her beloved sister, Detore recalled:
“Even when I called there on Tuesday, I said, ‘Put the phone by her ear, I want to tell her something, and I said, ‘You better be good! You better be good! … And she said to me, ‘I wanna come home.’ And those were the last words I heard.”
Unfortunately, Big Ang wasn’t home, and instead she was in a New York hospital, but she was among family and friends. Her friend, Vinnie Medugno confirmed the news of her passing via social media.
“It is with sad regret that we inform you that at 3:01 a.m. Angela Raiola peacefully ended her battle with cancer, and was called home.”
The note continues:
“She was surrounded by nothing but love from her immediate family, and closest friends. YOU, (Her fans) were some of the most special people in the world, and she loved you immensely.” via inquisitor.com