Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola's Life in Pictures

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

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As she battled stage 4 cancer, Raiola had sisters Donna and Janine by her side. "There are no greater words to describe the bond that sisters have," the star wrote on Facebook in April 2015 after her throat tumor was discovered. "@janinedetore you have been so great through everything. I thank you for helping me in these last few days of very scary and surreal news, but you've managed to keep me calm and deliver the right information to everyone who has been concerned and asking millions of questions."