The Aussie pop duo shared the news in a meaningful post to Facebook, commemorating the loss of the “angel mama” and “best friend.”
“Our angel mama and best friend Colleen Francis Origliasso ascended into the heavens this past Wednesday, on the beautiful afternoon of September 1st 2021,” the twins wrote.
“The first day of Spring, her favourite time of year.”
The sisters said their mother spent her final weeks at home in their “loving arms and care.”
“There has been no greater honour or blessing than having her as our mummy,” they continued.
Posting the tribute alongside an image of the duo kissing their mother on the cheek, the sisters reflected on their mother’s accomplishments, celebrating her “biggest heart” and lifelong support for various causes.
“She was the greatest connector of all things, had the biggest heart for community & charity, a lifelong supporter of the arts, LGBT+ community, a passionate volunteer for animals and conservation, and she made everyone she met feel like family,” they wrote.
“And she loved music more than anything else.”
The sisters shared a list of charitable organisations their mother was passionate about for fans to donate to.
“Her strength and compassion was limitless. Her laugh was the most beautiful thing in the world,” they wrote.
“We feel it very fitting that her last message we want to share with you all, was the word Love.”
The Veronicas echoed their mother’s message in a previous interview with 9Honey Celebrity.
Discussing the release of their first single ‘Biting My Tongue’ in July 2020, ahead of their new album “Human”, Jess explained, “This one is really about saying ‘I need to declare my undying love for you. No regrets.”
“Vulnerability is fearlessness,” added Lisa. “To embrace that and realise that vulnerability is strength, by embracing that nothing feels better. Jess and I tend to say it all. We’d rather have no regrets, than ever wonder. We’ve always followed our hearts in that regard. We’d rather say too much than say nothing at all.”
At the time, Jess said the pair lived in “pain” with their mother’s declining health.
“If we were to sit and be stressed about the fact that we can’t get married right now, or we don’t know when we will see each other again — We already have enough pain in our life with our mum not being well, it puts everything else into a greater perspective,” she said.
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