On Saturday, the former "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star said he planned on reuniting with Gia, 19, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 14, and Audriana, 10, for the holiday.
"For [Easter], my family and I were to reunite instead the unthinkable happened, not a day,hour,min. goes by that I don't think about the girls," he wrote on Instagram alongside a video of throwback pictures. "Special occasions are the hardest without them it feels emptier and less joyful. I felt overwhelmed with emotions so I [write]."
He added, "My heart breaks for anyone who is going through not seeing their kids, wife, parents, or loss. This has taught me to be grateful and humbled by all my experiences it reinforced the idea of never taking anything for granted, especially my babies. Happy Easter everyone! Make Memories that last."
Joe, of course, missed several Easters with his family while in prison on fraud charges for more than three years. After finishing his 41-month sentence, he was taken to an ICE holding facility because he isn't a United States citizen. In October, he returned to his native Italy to await a final decision in his deportation case.
On Sunday, Joe shared a video of his daughters laughing.
"Happy Easter from me and my 'ZOOM' Peeps to you," he captioned the clip on Instagram. "Happy Easter! Despite it all, live like it's 'OUR NORMAL.'"