Angela Raiola is getting ready to make her big solo splash on VH1 with Big Ang. One of the people she’s bringing along for the ride is confidant and sister Janine Detore.
In the b00b and fun-filled supertrailer for her show the Staten Island fairy described her little sister this way:
“My sister Janine is six years younger than me, and she thinks that she’s my mother.”
While Angela sets em up to knock em down at her bar the Drunken Monkey, Janine does her thing at her Staten Island clothing store Country Mouse. In addition she also helps to operate, along with her husband of 21 years Dominick, the aptly named Family Car Wash.
In an interview with Reality Aired the 45-year-old talked in great detail about her passion for children’s fashion and how she expects Country Mouse to be featured often on Big Ang. She’s a buyer for the store and works there and does just about everything else required to run a small business. In Country Mouse you can find, “clothing, accessories and gifts for girls newborn to 14 years old, and for boys newborn to 6 years old.”
Janine is a mother of seven, five sons and two daughters, and is a wonderful mom according to her husband:
“She’s very motherly, she’s a good wife, a great housekeeper. She cares about every child in the neighborhood.”
As if all of this wouldn’t keep a lady busy enough, she also donates time to teach on Wednesdays at a local church.
Via the official website for the car wash under the “services” section there’s a description of how the company worked with a local charity after a health incident involving one of her sons.
Family did their first annual Fund raising for the neo-natal intensive care unit at Richmond university Hospital on Staten Island. This unit cared for the owner’s son Ronnie Detore when he was born unexpected at 34 weeks. Ronnie was then put on a ventilator, for his breathing and cared for in the unit by the most wonderful nurses and doctors. Being that the owners reside in the hospital area and know the hospital is in dire straits, they decided to give back what they think the hospital deserves. Janine Detore Mother of 7 was devastated when her child was born 6 weeks early and he was put on a machine to save his life, she claims the hospital made her feel comfortable and reassured her that her son would be fine, she feel she needs to do something in return Family carwash will give 20% of their weekend earning to the unit and they also have a donation box at the register at the car wash for the unit.
While Big Ang is larger than life and often times the life of the party it seems like her little sister Janine is just your average, everyday, do-it-all supermom. While Ang is a calming influence for the volatile ladies of Mob Wives it looks like Janine will be much the same as the ying to Big Ang’s party yang. After all, that’s what sisters are for right!?!
To keep up with the extremely busy little sister of Big Ang you can follow via her official Twitter handle, @janinedetoreVH1.