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CROWD AT BIER OF DIAMOND EXCEEDS GIOE'S Bury 2d Gangster as Probes Go On ("Picture on back page) Frank Maritote, better known as Frank Diamond, latest victim victim of crime syndicate gang wars, was buried yesterday in Mount Carmel cemetery where his old C a p o n e gang pal, Charles Cherry Nose Gioe, was interred four days earlier. In contrast to Gioe's funeral Monday, which drew only 50 people, the .chapel at 619 S. Ashland av. was packed with 200 mourners for Diamond, extortionist extortionist and ex-convict. ex-convict. ex-convict. Out side were scores of curious from the neighborhood. Detectives in Crowd Detectives investigating the two slayings Gioe was killed Aug. 18 and Diamond was shot down Aug. 21 mingled with mourners at the chapel and the cemetery. Both were denied rites of the Catholic church. Diamond was buried in the usual ornate bronze casket. It was flanked by 45 elaborate floral pieces, but the lavish display of prohibition ganglord funerals was missing. None of the wreaths bore the names of such syndicate chieftains as Paul Ricca or Tony Accardo. Widow's Escort Huge Diamond's widow, Rena, was escorted from the chapel by a burly giant who tried to shield his face from news cameramen. cameramen. Then came Diamond's daughters, daughters, Mrs. Marie McCaff er, Mrs. Theresa Navarro, and Mrs. Frances Cokinus; a son, Roger; his sisters, Mrs. Theresa Sar-vello, Sar-vello, Sar-vello, Mrs. Sarah Canzolino, Mrs. Jennie Senase, Mrs. Rose Mattioli, and a brother, John. His other son, Frank Jr., 2, who was in the auto Diamond was putting in the garage when slain, was not at the funeral.

Clipped from Chicago Tribune27 Aug 1954, FriPage 38

Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois)27 Aug 1954, FriPage 38
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