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. 1886 – April An early Mafia Boss in New York City. He was boss of what is now called the Genovese crime family, one of the New York Mafia's Five Families, from 1922 until his death in

JOSEPH " JOE THE BOSS " MASSERIA    Birth: 1879  Death: Apr. 15, 1931    Gangster. Murdered by four mafia gunmen: Albert Anastasia, Vito Genovese, Joe Adonis and Benjamin Siegel. Joseph (Joe the Boss

Obit - Joseph Joe the Boss Masseria - Gangster. Murdered by four mafia gunmen: Albert Anastasia, Vito Genovese, Joe Adonis and Benjamin Siegel.

A picture of Joe Masseria, a mob boss, taken in 1931 after being murder by supposed Charles “Lucky” Luciano’s hitmen.    A photographer decided to stage the crime scene and take the ace of spades card that Masseria was playing with before his murder, and put it in his hands.And since then, the mob has always thought the Ace of Spades as a bad omen.

The body of Joe 'The Boss' Masseria. He holds a playing card in his hand, as he was murdered while playing pinochle in a restaurant.

Frankie Yale's Funeral Procession

Frankie Yale's Funeral Procession

Benjamin 'Bugsy' Siegel, D.O.B. Feb 28, 1906-June 20, 1947  Early on making his money bootlegging during prohibition, he then moved to California to develop crime syndicates involved in gambling and the numbers racket. Notable mob hits include mob boss Joe Masseria. Death: Bugsy's death is an unsolved mystery, he was shot in the face with a .30 caliber military M1 rifle while sitting in his house.

Criminals of The Cosa Nostra

Benjamin (Bugsy) Siegel Benjamin Siegel was an American mobster with the Luciano crime family. Nicknamed "Bugsy", Siegel was known as one of the most "infamous and feared gangsters of his day".

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. Here his body remains at Calvary Cemetery.

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 with the ace of spades.1931

Mafia boss Joe Masseria lays dead on Brooklyn restaurant floor holding the Ace of Spades 1931

Funeral of Joe the Boss Masseria at 15 West 81 Street April 30, 1931.

Funeral of Joe the Boss Masseria at 15 West 81 Street April

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Guiseppe Morello - Founder of the Morello crime family which later was taken over by Joe Masseria and it eventually became the Genovese family. Morello's said to be the first Italian organized crime family in the U.S.

Giuseppe "the Clutch Hand" Morello ( Boss, Morello Crime Family, The Black Hand )

Salvatore Maranzano declared himself the mafia boss of bosses after the killing of Joe Masseria. Within a few months he was shot and stabbed in his office.

The Castellammarese War ran from late 1929 to 1931 and involved two powerful bosses by the name of Joe “The Boss” Masseria and Salvatore Maranzano.

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