Funeral held in Montreal for Mafia boss Vito Rizzuto

MONTREAL – Bells pealed as Vito Rizzuto’s casket was carried out of a Montreal church on Monday following a funeral service for the reputed Mafia boss.

At least six limousines were waiting outside the Notre-Dame-de-la-Defense Church in the heart of Montreal’s Little Italy.

Hundreds of mourners attended the hour-long service.

“It was a very simple funeral,” said Igino Incantalupo, the priest who oversaw the ceremony.

“People displayed a very, very surprising level of calm and seriousness.”

People who tried to get into the service were screened and asked if they were family.

Despite frigid temperatures, dozens of people watched the scene unfold from across the street.

Marjolaine Martin, 65, grew up nearby and said she’s attracted by the mystery of the family.

She came to watch the funeral of Rizzuto’s father and son as well.

“When I think that when I grew up here and played in the neighbourhood, and they were probably around here,” Martin said.

“We don’t know their secrets, that’s for sure, but their names are mentioned all the time in the newspapers and on the news.”

Rizzuto, 67, died of natural causes in a Montreal hospital last Monday.

Experts say he was the leader of an organized crime ring that had influence across Canada and beyond.

After being released from a U.S. prison in 2012, Rizzuto reputedly regained control over much of his turf.

Rizzuto’s father and son were gunned down while he was in prison.




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Funeral held in Montreal for Mafia boss Vito Rizzuto

  1. See, we know exactly who they all are….in every province. We just don’t do anything about it.

    • And they will not. If you get enough powerful people in your pocket, you become untouchable. As if they bust you the black books of secrets can impliate too many important and powerful people.

      Its how Vito Rizzuto got away with it and why US FBI got him and not the RCMP.

      • Rizzuto was arrested in Montreal.

        • And how much time did he do? I can’t even find a reference to him ever being arrested and tried in Canada. Deported yes, convicted not. US FBI got their man but RCMP never got him.

          Here is my theory. And I openly admit this is conjecture on my part. But RCMP went to Pearson to protect Rizzuto on his US release. Deal was simple, give RCMP the black book of secrets so they can bury the corruption and will protect and not charge Rizzuto for the deal.

          Because in reality, when a don falls, the secrets usually do too but in this case not. So either the RCMP/politicians have buried it, or the new guard mafia has it. And corrupt police, judges, prosecutors and others on the take would not want media to get copies….powerful people want Rizzuto’s secrets buried.

          • He was extradited to the US.

            Don’t we have enough plots on this site?

  2. RCMP never got Vito Rizzuto in crime.

    Cops, prosecutors, lawyers, judges, politicians and CRA will be no shows as the money isn’t flowing any more.

    And news on how the new guard is doing?

  3. Anybody else got “Layla” (Derek and the Dominoes) running through their heads?

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