Gia Allemand was laid to rest at the Trinity Grace Church in NYC today, eight days after the 29-year-old Bachelor alum passed away from a suicide attempt. The previous day, mourners were invited to view Gia’s body at Papavero Funeral Home in Maspeth, New York. Although Gia was living in New Orleans at the time of her death with boyfriend Ryan Anderson, she was originally from Queens.
In attendance at the funeral were members of Gia’s family, boyfriend Ryan, and several of his NBA friends, as well as many Bachelor Nation alumni who had become close with Gia in the three years since she first appeared on The Bachelor Season 14.
Mourning the loss of their beautiful, sweet-hearted friend were numerous friends from her seasons of the show and beyond, including Jaclyn Swartz (Bachelor 16), Ashleigh Hunt (Bachelor 14), Graham Bunn (BP2), Ames Brown (BP2), Jackie Gordon (BP2), Craig Robinson (Bachelorette 6), Jenna Burke (Bachelor 16), Rachel Truehart (Bachelor 16), Tyler Vermette (Bachelorette 6), Krisily Kennedy (BP1), and Gwen Gioia (BP1).
The Episcopalian service lasted 45 minutes and featured Gia’s favorite hymn, “Amazing Grace.” Trinity Grace was chosen as the setting for the solemn event, as it was where Gia “found God again,” according to the pastor. Ryan and Gia’s mother Donna sat close at the service, and exited the church together, with Ryan’s arm around her. Men wore yellow roses on the lapels of dark suits, and many attendees carried the flower in their hands.
A program at the service read, "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."
Our thoughts are with the many people who loved Gia and who will continue to mourn her long after her funeral.
Source: Us Weekly