Friends, Family Pay Final Respects to Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola

PHOTO: Family and friends leave St Rosalia-Regina Pacis Church in Brooklyn, New York after the funeral of Angela "Big Ang" Raiola who stars in the show "Mob Wives," Feb. 22, 2016.PlayLisa Mauceri/Splash News
WATCH 'Mob Wives' Star Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola Dies at 55

A private funeral for "Mob Wives" reality star Angela "Big Ang" Raiola took place this morning, as scheduled, at the Basilica of Regina Pacis in Brooklyn, NY.

From photos taken outside the church, hundreds of friends, family members and co-stars came out to pay their final respects to the woman who lost her battle to cancer last week at the age of 55.

A burial was scheduled to follow the funeral at Resurrection Cemetery in Staten Island.

Raiola died early Thursday morning, a week after she revealed she was diagnosed with stage 4 brain and lung cancer. She had been undergoing treatment since earlier in the year.

"I am saddened to say that [at] 3:01 am Ang lost her battle with cancer. She passed peacefully surrounded by friends and family. My heart is broken for her whole family - especially her children and grandchildren and I will never forget her," creator and producer of "Mob Wives" Jennifer Graziano told ABC News in a statement.