The Veronicas’ beloved mother, Colleen Origliasso, died tragically on Wednesday after battling progressive supranuclear palsy and lewy body dementia.
Lisa Origliasso posted a beautiful tribute to Colleen on Instagram on Saturday, sharing a series of family photos with her, her mother and sister Jessica.
“Our angel mom and best friend Colleen Francis Origliasso ascended to heaven last Wednesday, on the beautiful afternoon of September 1, 2021,” the 36-year-old singer wrote.
Heartbreaking: Lisa Origliasso of the Veronicas posted a touching tribute to her mother Colleen, sharing her final moments after she passed away following a devastating battle with Lewy Body dementia
‘The first day of spring, her favorite time of the year. She spent her last weeks at home with us in our loving arms and care. There has been no greater honor or blessing than to have her as our mama,” she said.
Lisa then went into detail about her late mother’s interests and goals that she was passionate about.
“She was the greatest connector of all things, had the greatest heart for community and charity, a lifelong supporter of the arts, LGBT+ community, a passionate volunteer for animals and conservation, and made everyone she met feel like family.” felt.’
Memories: The singer shared a beautiful tribute to her mother on Instagram on Saturday with a series of family photos with her, her mother and sister Jessica
‘She spent her final weeks at home with us in our loving arms and care’: Lisa opened up about her Colleen’s final moments in the moving post
The popular music artist specifically added that her mother “loved music more than anything.”
“Her strength and compassion were boundless. Her smile was the most beautiful thing in the world,’ she continued.
“We think it’s very fitting that her last message we want to share with you was the word love.”
Lisa asked her followers to do “KD LANG and dance” in Colleen’s honor, before listing a series of organizations her mom was passionate about in case followers wanted to donate.
‘We think it’s very fitting that her last message was the word love’: Lisa elaborated on her mother’s interests and the charities she was passionate about
‘SEND THE BIRDS DOWN, BRILLIANT WOMEN!! We’re going to party and drink tea and be super naughty every day in your honor. I love you mommy,” Lisa’s twin sister Jess wrote in the comments.
Colleen has been battling Lewy Body dementia since 2018, but the Veronicas have previously said she had been “misdiagnosed” for the past four years.
The couple had both suspended their music careers at the time to take care of their mother.
Family: Colleen has been battling Lewy Body dementia since 2018. Lisa and Jess had both suspended their music careers at the time to take care of their mother
In a video shot for Carers Australia last year, the sisters shared how to take care of their mother while she also struggled with a rare neurological condition called Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.
“Take care of Mom is the most challenging thing we’ve ever had to do, but it’s definitely the most rewarding,” Lisa said at the time.
The condition affected Colleen’s cognitive and motor function, rendering her unable to walk, talk, think, and swallow.
Tragic: Colleen’s condition affected Colleen’s cognitive and motor function, rendering her unable to walk, talk, think, and swallow. In a video for Carers Australia, Lisa and Jess said caring for their mother was ‘challenging’ but ‘rewarding’
In an emotional interview with Brisbane’s B105 FM, Jess and Lisa previously said Colleen was their “absolute hero” and “best friend.”
“We are impressed by this woman every day. Just to be our absolute hero, and to be able to take care of her, to give her back even a little bit of the love she gave us throughout our lives, is an absolute honor…but it’s incredibly hard work,” confessed them up.
“It’s heartbreaking. You are sad. Your best friend, your mother… and you know the statistics. There are 2.6 million unpaid carers in Australia and many of them don’t even realize they are carers.
“We’re just here to say that if you’re someone who cares for a loved one — a friend or relative — we see you and thank you for all you do.”
Emotionally: ‘We are impressed by this woman every day. Just our absolute hero, and to be able to take care of her, give her back even a little bit of the love she gave us throughout our lives, is an absolute honor,” she confessed in an earlier interview.