Gia Allemand passed away earlier this month after a suicide attempt days prior. The former Bachelor/Bachelor Pad star was rumored to be having trouble in her relationship and after her boyfriend reportedly told her, “I don’t love you anymore,” she attempted to hang herself with a vacuum cord. The death was devastating to all who knew her and certainly shocking to fans as well.
On Thursday, a public funeral service was held for Gia at the Trinity Grace Church in New York City. In attendance were several family members, including Gia’s mother Donna Micheletti and brothers Erik and Dylan, friends, co-stars including Graham Bunn, Jackie Gordon, Gwen Goia, and Jenna Burke, and her boyfriend Ryan Anderson.
According to an Us Weekly report, the 45-minute service began with the song, “Amazing Grace.” As Gia’s friends and family took their seat, they were informed that the church was where Gia “found God again.” Then, two of Gia’s close friends took the pulpit and lead the eulogy, speaking of their memorable times with the former reality star.
During the service, Ryan and Gia’s mother stayed side-by-side, comforting each other as they said their goodbyes to their dear Gia. The pair became especially emotional as they followed the casket out of the church.
An excerpt from Gia’s memorial program:
“The family of Gia Allemand wishes to express their sincerest gratitude to all those, near and far, who have extended words of encouragement and support during this time of incredible loss. Gia was the loving girlfriend “Petri” of Ryan “Snuggy” Anderson, beloved daughter and little princess of Donna Micheletti and stepdaughter of Tony Micheletti, loving sister of Dylan and Erick, most cherished granddaughter of Marie (Nonna) Coltrinari, devoted godchild of Fred and Annemarie Coltrinari, dear cousin of Brian, Ellen, Kevin and Julie, and also survived by her dear dog Bentley.”
On Wednesday, Gia was remembered at a wake held at the Papavero Funeral Home in Maspeth, New York. In attendance was Jake Pavelka who starred as The Bachelor during her stint on the show.
A burial followed Thursday’s service which was not open to the public.