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 Joseph Lanza

Joseph Lanza

Palermo, Città Metropolitana di Palermo, Sicilia, Italy
Death 8 Oct 1968 (aged 67)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Woodside, Queens County, New York, USA
Plot Section 25, Range 10, Plot T
Memorial ID 21842 · View Source
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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


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  • Added: 20 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21842
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Lanza (18 Aug 1901–8 Oct 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21842, citing Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .