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Cesare "The Tall Guy" Bonventre
Birth: Jan. 1, 1951
Castellammare del Golfo
Provincia di Trapani
Sicilia, Italy
Death: Apr. 16, 1984
Bergen County
New Jersey, USA

Organized Crime Figure. He as a member of both the Sicilian Mafia and the Bonanno Organized Crime Family operating out of Brooklyn, New York. A bodyguard to Bonanno boss Carmine Galante on the day Galante and three others were murdered. Bonventre survived the massacre and escaped. He was arrested a week later, but told the FBI he saw nothing and was freed. He was a member of the Salvatore Catalano Crew. A main importer and trafficker of heroin from Sicily. He was murdered one month before the "Pizza Connection" arrests brought down Catalano, Giuseppe Ganci and others. The Pizza Connection trial (the name was chosen because the heroin was sold out of pizza parlors though out the U.S.) was the largest narcotics trials in United States history. Bonventre was shot to death, then sawed in half and stuffed into two 55 gallon drums of glue. An informer lead the FBI to the drums and three months later Bonventre was positively identified. (bio by: Bill Heneage) 
Saint Charles Cemetery
East Farmingdale
Suffolk County
New York, USA
Plot: Sec. 46, Row L, Grave 114
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bill Heneage
Record added: Mar 08, 2004
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Cesare The Tall Guy Bonventre
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Cesare The Tall Guy Bonventre
Added by: Bill Heneage
Cesare The Tall Guy Bonventre
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