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 Joe Colombo

Joe Colombo

Original Name Joseph
Birth
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 22 May 1978 (aged 54)
Newburgh, Orange County, New York, USA
Burial Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA
Plot Section: 36, Range F, Plot 2, Grave 1
Memorial ID 5906 · View Source
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Organized Crime Figure. He was the head of the Colombo crime family (named after him) from 1963 until he was shot in the head and critically wounded at a rally for the Italian American Civil Rights League (which he started) at Columbus Circle in New York City, New York on June 28, 1971. His shooting was ordered by rival organized crime figure Carlo Gambino, and he never revived, dying almost seven years later.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 17 Jul 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5906
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joe Colombo (16 Jun 1923–22 May 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5906, citing Saint John Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .