Joseph Armone

Joseph Armone

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Joseph "Piney" Armone was a gangster who served as the Underboss of the Gambino crime family from 1986 to 1990. Born on the Upper East Side, Manhattan, Armone earned his nickname "Piney" in the 1930s by extorting money from Christmas tree vendors. He was the younger brother of mobster Stephen Armone, a Gambino soldier. Armone married Josephine DiQuarto and was the father of two children. Josephine is a relative of Genovese crime family capo Dominick DiQuarto. A devoted family man, Joe Armone stayed away from mistresses and often took his wife out for dinner. Armone lived in Brooklyn. Armone wore thick glasses and had an arthritic limp in his leg from an ancient gunshot wound. Armone rarely cursed; his speech, while not grammatical, had a high-flown formality once described as "Mob Shakespearean." He believed in omerta, the Cosa Nostra code of silence, was straightforward and direct, and highly trusted in mob circlesshow more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • Miss Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135738283
  • 9786135738285