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Joseph Lanza
Birth: 1901
Palermo
Cittą Metropolitana di Palermo
Sicilia, Italy
Death: Oct. 8, 1968
New York, USA

Oragnized Crime Figure. Known as "Socks" Lanza, he was a captain in the Frank Costello/Vito Genovese Organized Crime Family and held absolute power over the Fulton Fish Market, the largest fish distribution center on the East coast, in New York City. He founded the Sea Food Workers Union and the Fulton Market Watchmen and Patrol Association, which forced every ship owner, peddler, and trucker to pay 50,000 dollars a year in protection money to him. He died of natural causes at age 67. (bio by: Bill Heneage) 
 
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Woodside
Queens County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 25, Range 10, Plot T
 
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Record added: Apr 20, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 21842
Joseph Lanza
Added by: Edwin Vargas
 
Joseph Lanza
Added by: Bill Heneage
 
Joseph Lanza
Added by: Bill Heneage
 
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