Posts Tagged ‘Canada’

Vito Rizzuto’s Funeral Draws Hundreds

Rizzuto Funeral Procession

MONTREAL — Police, bystanders and hundreds of mourners were on hand Monday for Mafia boss Vito Rizzuto’s funeral in the same church where his son and father were remembered after their violent deaths. Bells pealed as Rizzuto’s gold-coloured casket was carried out of the Notre-Dame-de-la-Defense Church in the heart of Montreal’s Little Italy.

Domenico Manno Uncle of Mafia Boss Vito Rizzuto Released

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Domenico Manno, the uncle of Mafia boss Vito Rizzuto, was released from a U.S. prison Thursday and expected back in Montreal where the elderly mobster will be reunited in grief with a family under attack. Mr. Manno, 79, was instrumental in propelling the Rizzuto clan to the top of Canada’s underworld in 1978 when he helped […]

Montreal Mafia Boss Vito Rizzuto Still Not Home


MONTREAL—A city awaiting the kingpin’s return had to wait yet another day. Despite being released from a U.S. prison and flown directly back to Canada, the stately home belonging to Montreal mafia boss Vito Rizzuto sat mostly quiet Monday, three days after his six-year conspiracy and racketeering sentence came to an end.