Why an Episcopal funeral for Italian Catholic James Gandolfini?

James Gandolfini was born into a devout Roman Catholic family. He took his son to visit the Vatican shortly before he passed away unexpectedly. There really has never been any mention of his religious leanings as he tended not to talk much about his private life. But are we to believe that his entire family... show more James Gandolfini was born into a devout Roman Catholic family. He took his son to visit the Vatican shortly before he passed away unexpectedly. There really has never been any mention of his religious leanings as he tended not to talk much about his private life. But are we to believe that his entire family went from being raised Roman Catholic to Episcopalian? Why else would they have had an Episcopal funeral service instead of a Catholic funeral mass? Some have said there was no evidence that he was Catholic or ever attended Catholic church services. True enough. But was there a shred of evidence that he attended an Episcopal Church? Or that he ever joined one? What's the story? Surely someone must know! From the news stories about his funeral, there was no presence of Catholic clergy and it was not billed as an ecumenical service. Was the entire Gandolfini family disenfranchised from the Catholic faith?
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