Joseph Catania (Joseph Catania)

Joseph Catania

Organized Crime Figure. Known as “Joe Baker”, he was a top Captain to Joe “the Boss” Masseria during the Castellammarese War. On February 3, 1931, future mob informant Joseph Valachi, then a soldier loyal to Salvatore Maranzano, shot him six times while he was walking on a street in the Bronx. He died in the hospital two days later. A nephew of Ciro Terranova, Joseph Catania was given one of the largest funerals the Bronx had ever seen, with a procession over one hundred cars long with forty open cars to carry the flowers to the cemetery.

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  • September, 29, 1902


  • February, 04, 1931
  • USA
  • New York

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