Teresa Giudice shares throwback photos with her late father Giacinto Gorga: ...

Giacinto Gorga passed away on Friday at the age of 76 after a long illness. 

And on Sunday his daughter Teresa Giudice shared photos over the years with her father with her 1.9 million Instagram followers. 

The 47-year-old shared a series of photos and called her dad 'my rock.'

Rest in peace: Teresa Guidice took to Instagram on Sunday to share old photos with her father Giacinto Gorga after his Friday passing

Rest in peace: Teresa Guidice took to Instagram on Sunday to share old photos with her father Giacinto Gorga after his Friday passing

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star shared photos from her 17th birthday and that which she called 'one of my favorite memories.'

A teenage Teresa stood with her father as she cut her birthday cake, wearing a pink and blue tye die shirt.  

'Always my rock,' she wrote in the caption. 'One of my favorite memories is my #17birthday.

She explained: 'I was upset because I thought I wasn’t getting a car so I refused to get dressed that day and then my parents surprised me with a new car!'

Throwback: The Real Housewives of New Jersey star shared photos from her 17th birthday and that which she called 'one of my favorite memories'

Throwback: The Real Housewives of New Jersey star shared photos from her 17th birthday and that which she called 'one of my favorite memories' 

Surprise: She explained: 'I was upset because I thought I wasn’t getting a car so I refused to get dressed that day and then my parents surprised me with a new car'

Surprise: She explained: 'I was upset because I thought I wasn’t getting a car so I refused to get dressed that day and then my parents surprised me with a new car' 

Light and love: Along another photo smiling ear to ear in a formal dress she wrote 'To know him was to LOVE him'

Light and love: Along another photo smiling ear to ear in a formal dress she wrote 'To know him was to LOVE him' 

Adding: 'They told me to go answer the door and there my new car was. Both my parents were so thoughtful and always wanted the best for Joey and I.'

Along another photo smiling ear to ear in a formal dress she wrote 'To know him was to LOVE him.'

Teresa went on to share photos of her parents together writing 'True love,' with it. 

She also shared photos and well wishes other accounts and friends had shared after Giacinto's passing. 

Wanted the best: Adding: 'They told me to go answer the door and there my new car was. Both my parents were so thoughtful and always wanted the best for Joey and I,' her mother passed in 2017

Wanted the best: Adding: 'They told me to go answer the door and there my new car was. Both my parents were so thoughtful and always wanted the best for Joey and I,' her mother passed in 2017

Support: She shared several posts and photos sending support to Teresa and her family

Support: She shared several posts and photos sending support to Teresa and her family

She announced her father's passing on Friday with an Instagram post.   

'My father, my protector, my hero, God took you early this morning to be with mommy, I saw you peacefully pass & I know you kept fighting for my daughters and I,' Teresa wrote at the time. 

'I have so many amazing thoughts of you, every day seeing you in the

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