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John Russo
Birth: Jan. 4, 1909
Newark
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Dec. 2, 1978
New Jersey, USA

His nickname was Big Pussy and he was a powerful and respected member of the Genovese Organized Crime Family. New Jersey was the base of his operations all his life. His younger brother Anthony, who was a Captain in the Genovese Family, was nicknamed Little Pussy. During the 1960s, FBI wiretaps overheard New Jersey mobsters telling the story of how the Russo brothers earned their nicknames. It was said that when the two were young they would burglarize houses and be "as quiet as cats." John died of natural causes on December 2,1978. Four months later Anthony was murdered in Long Branch, New Jersey. 
 
Burial:
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
East Hanover
Morris County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Section 30, Range J, Grave 83.
 
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Originally Created by: Bill Heneage
Record added: Apr 12, 2002
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John Russo
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