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Daily Archives: September 2nd, 2009


High honor for Mob big

One-time Boston mob chief Gennaro “Jerry” Angiulo will have a naval honor guard march and play taps at his funeral in deference to his four years of World War II service, a source with knowledge of the funeral arrangements confirmed last night.

The convicted Patriarca mafia family underboss, who served 24 years in jail for racketeering, was 90 when he died Saturday of kidney failure.


But four decades before he was caught on FBI bugs spilling the secrets of his criminal empire, Anguilo enlisted in the U.S. Navy, to put his life on the line and serve his country like millions of other young men did in World War II. The future gangster worked his way up to Chief Bosun’s Mate, steering landing craft in the Pacific.

Full Story by O’Ryan Johnson