|Birth: ||Jun. 18, 1920|
|Death: ||Feb. 10, 2012|
LONGMEADOW - Albert A. Scibelli, 91, a resident of this town, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 10, 2012 at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield surrounded by his loving family. Born & educated in Springfield, Albert was the son of the late Joseph & Adele (Santaniello) Scibelli. He was a self employed entrepreneur in the Springfield area, and had served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was predeceased by is wife of 56 years, Lenora A. "Dora" (Cerioni) Scibelli in 2005. He is survived by two daughters, Judith-Ann Basile and her husband John of Longmeadow, MA, and Geri-Ann Cimmino and her husband Michael of Longmeadow, MA, a son Albert J. Scibelli and his wife Michelle of Coral Springs, FL, eleven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and his wife Caroline Roma Scibelli of Longmeadow, MA. Family and friends are invited to attend a Liturgy of Christian Burial for Albert on Monday, February 13th, 2012 at 1:00 pm in St. Mary's Church, 519 Longmeadow St., Longmeadow, MA. Entombment in St. Michael the Archangel Mausoleum is private. There are no calling hours. Forastiere-Smith Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, c/o Dr. Judy Garber, 10 Brookline Place, Brookline, MA 02445 & St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, c/o Mikara Cimmino, 313 Washington St., Suite 310, Newton, MA 02458.
Published in The Republican
from February 11 to February 13, 2012
SPRINGFIELD – Albert A. "Baba" Scibelli, a member of the mob family that used to run Springfield, has died at age 91.
He was the brother of the late Anthony "Skyball" Scibelli, a regional boss for the New York-based Genovese crime family.
Anthony Scibelli served as a mob lieutenant from the early 1980s until about two years before he died of natural causes in 2000 at the age of 87.
Albert Scibelli, who had succeeded his brother, was said to have quietly made millions with illegal poker machines until he was caught up in a broad federal racketeering indictment in 2000 along with a dozen other mobsters and associates.
At the time, he was ailing and shocked law enforcement and the underworld by conceding his membership in the Genovese family under his plea deal. He escaped prison and slipped quietly into retirement.
Forastiere Family Funeral Homes is handling the funeral, but as of Friday night no information about any services or calling hours was available.
Lenora A Cerioni Scibelli (____ - 2005)
Saint Michaels Cemetery
Created by: Angie Robinson
Record added: Feb 10, 2012
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