Gaetano Badalamenti



Age: 80


Summary: Boston mobster once described by federal authorities as the "boss of all bosses" of the Sicilian Mafia who was the ringleader of a heroin and cocaine smuggling operation that used pizzerias as fronts to distribute the drugs, whose ring members were behind scores of murders in Sicily and the United States, and who was sentenced to 45 years in federal prison in 1987.



Cause of Death: Heart failure


Born: September 14, 1923


Died: April 29, 2004


Location: Ayer, Massachusetts