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Joseph Catania
Birth: Sep. 29, 1902
Palermo
Provincia di Palermo
Sicilia, Italy
Death: Feb. 4, 1931
Bronx
Bronx County
New York, USA

Organized Crime Figure. Known as "Joe Baker", he was a top Captain to Joe "the Boss" Masseria during the Castellammarese War. On February 3, 1931, future mob informant Joseph Valachi, then a soldier loyal to Salvatore Maranzano, shot him six times while he was walking on a street in the Bronx. He died in the hospital two days later. A nephew of Ciro Terranova, Joseph Catania was given one of the largest funerals the Bronx had ever seen, with a procession over one hundred cars long with forty open cars to carry the flowers to the cemetery. (bio by: Bill Heneage) 
 
Burial:
Saint Raymonds Cemetery (New)
Bronx
Bronx County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 11, Roadside North
 
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Originally Created by: Bill Heneage
Record added: Feb 21, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6205334
Joseph Catania
Added by: Edwin Vargas
 
Joseph Catania
Added by: Lorenzo Brieba
 
Joseph Catania
Added by: Bill Heneage
 
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