Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola's Life in Pictures

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

GAINING A DAUGHTER

Raiola's son Anthony Donfrio married Gabriella Celestino on Aug. 28, 2015, in New York City. The mother of the groom told PEOPLE the luxe ceremony was "a wish and a dream come true. This was a once in a lifetime wedding," she said. "It was something out of a magazine. The flowers, the table setting, just the room itself. The feeling that I had. I can't even describe it. It was overwhelming."