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 Joseph Anthony Colombo Sr.

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Joseph Anthony Colombo Sr. Famous memorial

Original Name
Joseph Anthony Colombo
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

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.

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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IN GOD'S CARE
JOSEPH SR. 1923 - 1978 COLOMBO


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 16 Jul 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 5906
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5906/joseph-anthony-colombo: accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Anthony Colombo Sr. (16 Jun 1923–22 May 1978), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5906, citing Saint John Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .