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Daily Archives: September 3rd, 2009

Jerry Angiulo funeral

Angiulo’s widow, Barbara, held the flag that draped his casket as she waited with the last surviving Angiulo brother, Frankie, for the casket to be put into the hearse.
 
Former New England Mafia underboss Gennaro “Jerry” Angiulo is gone, but not forgotten.

A standing-room-only crowd packed St. Leonard’s Church in Boston’s North End today for the funeral of the 90-year-old Mafioso, who ruled Boston’s rackets from the 1960s through the early 1980s and died Saturday of kidney disease. More than 100 additional people lined the sidewalks as the long funeral procession, which included a flatbed tow truck loaded with 190 bouquets of colorful flowers and a black Rolls-Royce carrying Angiulo’s widow and brother, made its way down busy Hanover Street.

In a eulogy for his father, 38-year-old Gennaro Jay Angiulo said it was difficult to capture his father’s long and colorful life in a 10-minute tribute, but summed it up by saying, as Frank Sinatra sang in the song, “Jerry did it his way.”
 
  Jerry Angiulo’s best bud was Peter Limone.  Jerry  took  great care of Peter’s family while he was in prison all  those miserable years  . That’s about the best thing I can say about Jerry. RIP   NECN
 
Anthony ” The Animal”  Fiato