The two snapshots showed the Valastro family’s flagship Carlo’s Bakery location in Hoboken, NJ adorned with an array of flowers. Outside the shop, two flower boards featured the messages “#1 Grandma” and “Mama Mary.” Another arrangement was created to emulate the Carlo’s Bakery entrance.
“Hoboken ❤️,” Buddy simply captioned the side-by-side photos. “So very sorry for the loss of your mother, she will be your [family’s] angel in heaven,” one of the reality star’s 2.4 million followers commented on the pic with another adding, “What a beautiful tribute!”
Carlo’s Bakery employee Ralph Attanasia III similarly took to social media on Thursday to pay tribute to Mary on the day of her funeral. “Today we said goodbye to a truly singular, vibrant woman, Mary Valastro. She always had a song on her lips and made sure we were taken care of,” he wrote on Twitter.
Earlier this week, the official Instagram account for Carlo’s announced all of the Valastro family’s bakeries would be closed on June 27 “in observance of the mourning of the passing of Mary Valastro.”
“Thank you in advance for your understanding. Normal business activities will resume Wednesday, June 28, 2017,” the message concluded.
Mary sadly passed away on the morning of Thursday, June 22 at age 69 after an eight-year battle with ALS. “It’s with an extremely heavy heart that I must share the news of my mother’s passing. She left for heaven this morning, surrounded by the family,” her son, Buddy, confirmed via Instagram at the time.
“This is a difficult time for all of us and I do ask for your patience and respect while we let this sink in,” the 40-year-old TLC star continued. “Her battle with ALS has ended, she is no longer suffering and I hope she’s dancing to ‘I Will Survive’ with my dad right now.”
Our thoughts are with the Valastro family during this difficult time.