A funeral for Montreal Mob boss Vito Rizzuto will be held Monday at the same church in Little Italy where both his Mafia-linked father and 42-year-old son were mourned in the past four years.
Vito Rizzuto died of natural causes in hospital on Monday, Dec. 23 at the age of 67.
The funeral service will be held on Dec. 30 at the historic Notre-Dâme-de-la-Défense Church beginning at 12:30 p.m.
A visitation will be held at Complexe Funéraire Loreto in St-Léonard at 2 p.m.
Born in the Cattolica Eraclea area of Sicily, Italy in 1946, Rizzuto moved to Canada with his family when he was eight years old.
His father Nicolo Rizzuto, Sr. — the patriarch of the Rizzuto crime family — was assassinated in his Montreal home in November, 2010.
Rizzuto had three children. His son Nick, Jr. was assassinated in 2009.
In 2007, Rizzuto pleaded guilty in an American court to racketeering charges in exchange for a 10-year sentence in connection with the 1981 murders of three alleged gang leaders at a New York social club.
He served his time in a Colorado prison and was released in October, 2012. He returned to the Montreal area, settling in the Laval, Que. suburb of Ste-Dorothée.
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