Monday, October 11, 2010

Mob Boss Angiulo Buried With Military Honors

Before Gennaro “Jerry” Angiulo was a high-ranking Mafioso in charge of the Boston mob, he was a Navy chief serving his country during wartime, and he earned the flag that will cover his coffin, local vets said.

But the idea that one-time Patriarca family underboss, alleged to have ordered beatings and killings, will be laid to rest today with full military honors isn’t sitting well with some vets. At an undisclosed cemetery today, six Navy pallbearers will carry his coffin, a sailor with a bugle blowing taps, and seven others will fire a salute for the departed don.