Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola's Life in Pictures

Following the reality star's death, we look back at her larger-than-life 55 years


Big Ang owned the famous Staten Island bar Drunken Monkey for years before it was shut down by the State Liquor Authority in 2015; because she was convicted in a felony drug case, Raiola was prohibited from operating a business with a liquor license. Although the Drunken Monkey's license was acquired in the name of Raiola's cousin SallyAnn Lombardi, an investigation determined that Raiola was the establishment's silent owner and had authority over all of the bar's business affairs.