Real Housewives of New Jersey News: Teresa Giudice Thanks Fans for Prayers

(Photograph: Teresa Giudice/Twitter)Teresa Giudice shares an image of the 'Giudice" family.

Teresa Giudice is sharing her memories and gratitude with fans after her father-in-law's recent untimely death Wednesday.

Teresa's husband Joe's father, Frank Giudice, collapsed at their home which led to his untimely death recently. Teresa, the 43-year-old "Real Housewives of New Jersey" personality, took to Twitter to share their memories with the late patriarch while thanking fans.

"Thank you all for your prayers...xx," Giudice tweeted.

She went on to share images from the communion of one of her four daughters and an image from father's day.

"We Love you Dad Forever in our hearts," Teresa tweeted on the social networking website.

Teresa and Joe's 13-year-old daughter Gia took to Twitter to share her own heartfelt message for her grandfather.

"Strongest man I know.. I love you nonno. Rest in peace… 6/18/14,″ she tweeted.

Joe and their daughters were reportedly at their home when his father collapsed suddenly Wednesday.

"Teresa arrived shortly after it happened. He had just collapsed in the yard," a source reportedly told Radar Online. "They called 9-1-1 but there was basically nothing anyone could do when they got there. This was totally out of the blue."

Wendy Feldman, Teresa's representative, tweeted about the sad ordeal while calling for prayers for the family.

"Sadly it is true that father of my client and friend Joe Giudice passed away today @Teresa_Giudice asks for privacy and prayers," Feldman tweeted.

It seems the Giudices are having a tough year. Teresa and her husband Joe pleaded guilty to multiple fraud charges in a New Jersey federal court. While the pair featured on "Real Housewives of New Jersey" will not be sentenced until September, Joe faces a potential deportation or 37 to 46 months in jail, while Teresa faces 21 to 27 months.

The Giudices are a Catholic family and Radar Online reports that they have been relying on their faith to get them through this time.

"Spending time with her family minister is helping during a very dark time," a source reportedly told Radar Online previously. "She has always been extremely religious and is relying on it more now than ever."