A new mum suddenly died while she held her baby girl in her arms.

Deanna Rose Gioia, 35-year-old nurse from Staten Island, was cradling two-month-old Adrianna as she prepared to feed her on Sunday 31 July.

Suddenly, she called out to her husband Richard Gioia: ‘I don’t feel well’.

She was already unresponsive when he ran into the room mere seconds later. An ambulance took Deanna to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

‘Just like that, she was gone,’ Debbie DiSalvatore, Deanna’s mother, told Staten Island Live.

The cause of Deanna’s death still remains a mystery, reports The Daily Mail.

She was in good health and didn’t have any complications when she gave birth. Deanna died just two days before her daughter turned two months old.

The family awaits an autopsy report to reveal Deanna’s cause of death.

Our thoughts are with Deanna’s family and friends.

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  • A friend of mine passed swiftly like this. For her it was a sudden brain hemmorage. :(


  • What a shock and what a huge thing for the family to face


  • Wow, what a shock. I really hope they’re close to having answers now. Not that will bring the mum back. :,(


  • Such terrible news. My heart goes out to Deanna’s family and friends. I don’t think they will have any closure until they get the autopsy results. The only positive thing to come out of this is that it was quick and she wouldn’t have suffered. RIP Deanna.


  • This is just beyond horrible and so so sad. My thoughts are with the family and I too pray for them and that they find some answers.


  • So terrible! My thoughts & best wishes go out to the family. I hope they find some answers soon.


  • im so sorry for this family,my heart breaks for them.


  • I can’t even begin to understand how her family must be feeling and that poor little baby girl who will never get to know her mum.


  • Oh no, that is absolutely devastating. What a frightening but sad story.


  • Thats completly devastating.


  • This is such a terrible tragedy. My heart goes out to the family.


  • So sad. I hope they get some results as to why.


  • I feel for the Richard & Adrianna for their sad & sudden loss. I feel for the extended families & friends of Deanna & Richard. Hopefully some sense can come out of this untimely & senseless death.


  • Wow thats such a shock, it is scary to think that a life can be taken so quickly. I feel for the dad and bub having to survive with out her :(


  • Oh my goodness. That is so sad. My heart breaks for her family. I hope the autopsy gives them se answers


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