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 Gaetano Reina

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Gaetano Reina

  • Birth 27 Sep 1889 Corleone, Città Metropolitana di Palermo, Sicilia, Italy
  • Death 26 Feb 1930 Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
  • Burial Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
  • Plot Alpine Hill Plot, Section 177
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  • Memorial ID 5833

Organized Crime Figure. He was boss of the New York Mafia Family that today is called the Luchese Family from the 1920s until he was shot to death on a Bronx Street on Feb. 26,1930. After his death Joe the Boss Masseria inserted Bonaventura (Joseph) Pinzolo as the head of the Family. On Sept. 5,1930 men loyal to Tommy Gagliano murdered Pinzolo in his Manhattan business office. After Pinzolo's murder Gagliano took control of the Family. Reina was the first New York City Mafia boss murdered during the notorious Castellammarese War. Reina's daughter was the wife of Mafia turncoat Joe Valachi.

Bio by: Bill Heneage

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 9 Jul 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5833
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Gaetano Reina (27 Sep 1889–26 Feb 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5833, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .