Mafia boss Joe Masseria lays dead on a Brooklyn restaurant floor holding the ace of spades, 1931.

Mafia boss Joe Masseria lays dead on a Brooklyn restaurant floor holding the ace of spades, 1931.

SHOT A 1931 image of the dead mobster Joe Masseria with the ace of spades in his hand. But the card may have been planted.

Answer to a Question About a Mobster’s Death in Coney Island

SHOT A 1931 image of the dead mobster Joe Masseria with the ace of spades in his hand. But the card may have been planted.

Giuseppe "Joe the Boss" Masseria (January 17, 1886 – April 15, 1931) was an early Mafia don in the United States. He was boss of what is now called the Genovese crime family, one of the New York Mafia's Five Families, from 1922 to 1931.

Giuseppe "Joe the Boss" Masseria (January 17, 1886 – April 15, 1931) was an early Mafia don in the United States. He was boss of what is now called the Genovese crime family, one of the New York Mafia's Five Families, from 1922 to 1931.

Joe Masseria | ... la Unione Siciliane para disgusto de Joe Masseria… y de Al Capone

Joe Masseria | ... la Unione Siciliane para disgusto de Joe Masseria… y de Al Capone

Mafia boss Joe Masseria lays dead on a Brooklyn restaurant floor holding the ace of spades, 1931.

Mafia boss Joe Masseria lays dead on a Brooklyn restaurant floor holding the ace of spades, 1931.

On April 15, 1931, Joe Masseria was assassinated at one of his favorite restaurants, Nuova Villa Tammaro in Coney Island.  Gangland legend has it that Masseria dined with Charles "Lucky" Luciano before his death. While they played cards, Luciano excused himself to the bathroom, when Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, Vito Genovese, Albert Anastasia and Joe Adonis rushed in and shot Masseria to death, his four bodyguards having mysteriously disappeared.

On April 15, 1931, Joe Masseria was assassinated at one of his favorite restaurants, Nuova Villa Tammaro in Coney Island. Gangland legend has it that Masseria dined with Charles "Lucky" Luciano before his death. While they played cards, Luciano excused himself to the bathroom, when Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, Vito Genovese, Albert Anastasia and Joe Adonis rushed in and shot Masseria to death, his four bodyguards having mysteriously disappeared.

Joe Masseria’s Revenge: John’s of 12th Street (A Great Place for a Last Meal)

Joe Masseria’s Revenge: John’s of 12th Street (A Great Place for a Last Meal)

Joe Masseria (Joe the Boss)  1879 - 15th April 1931  Head of the Masseria crime family until his death in a Brooklyn restaurant, ordered by Lucky Luciano & carried out by Bugsy Segal. Lucky Luciano ordered the death of Salvatore Maranzano and took control of the New York families to become Boss of Bosses. Together with Meyer Lansky, Lucky organized the New York mafia into 5 families with their own territories, which became the syndicate headed of cause by Luciano.

Joe Masseria (Joe the Boss) 1879 - 15th April 1931 Head of the Masseria crime family until his death in a Brooklyn restaurant, ordered by Lucky Luciano & carried out by Bugsy Segal. Lucky Luciano ordered the death of Salvatore Maranzano and took control of the New York families to become Boss of Bosses. Together with Meyer Lansky, Lucky organized the New York mafia into 5 families with their own territories, which became the syndicate headed of cause by Luciano.

Self-proclaimed mafia boss of bosses of New York Giuseppe Masseria is killed on Apr 15th,1931.Luciano ends the war at a resturant on Coney Island,Bugsy Seigal,Joe Adonis,Albert Anastasia,& Vito Genovese get the job done while Luciano excuses himself to the toilet.

Self-proclaimed mafia boss of bosses of New York Giuseppe Masseria is killed on Apr 15th,1931.Luciano ends the war at a resturant on Coney Island,Bugsy Seigal,Joe Adonis,Albert Anastasia,& Vito Genovese get the job done while Luciano excuses himself to the toilet.

Joe Masseria, head of one of the most powerful Mafia Families in NYC during Prohibition.  His murder was ordered by Lucky Luciano.  Calvary Cemetary

Joe Masseria, head of one of the most powerful Mafia Families in NYC during Prohibition. His murder was ordered by Lucky Luciano. Calvary Cemetary

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joe masseria boardwalk empire - Google Search

Frank Livorsi (1903-1967) aka Ceech started as a soldier in the Genovese family who served in capo Mike Coppolas crew. On other charts it seems he moved up to become a capo himself later on. Turncoat Valachi named him as one of the shooters of Joe Masseria, other crimes on his record were assault, homicide, narcotics and tax fraud. 3 of his daughters married big mafia names like Tom Dioguardi, Angelo Meli and Tom Ormento. He was a dominating mafia leader, director and financier of the…

Frank Livorsi (1903-1967) aka Ceech started as a soldier in the Genovese family who served in capo Mike Coppolas crew. On other charts it seems he moved up to become a capo himself later on. Turncoat Valachi named him as one of the shooters of Joe Masseria, other crimes on his record were assault, homicide, narcotics and tax fraud. 3 of his daughters married big mafia names like Tom Dioguardi, Angelo Meli and Tom Ormento. He was a dominating mafia leader, director and financier of the…

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