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GRAVESITES
Real Thompson machine gun on Al's grave
 (Photo courtesy of Anonymous)


The funny thing about Mt.Carmel is that most gangsters that are rivals are buried together.  
The below photos are of Mt.Carmel and other popular cemetaries in and around Chicago and the rest of the great U.S.

Entrance to Mt.Carmel






Al's Family plot and headstones.







The bushes hide the Famous name on the Monument.
(Mario Gomes).






Al's Headstone
(Mario Gomes).







Another view.
(Photo courtesy of Mr. Joe Walters)






The following below Capone grave shots were graciously supplied by author Jenny Floro Khalaf. Be sure to see her newly released book on Mount Carmel cemetary. Click here for more info

The Capone family monument at Mount Carmel.
(Photo Courtesy of Author Jenny Floro Khalaf)




(Photo Courtesy of Author Jenny Floro Khalaf)








(Photo Courtesy of Author Jenny Floro Khalaf)






For many years and to this day, people leave all kinds of offerings to Al. I'm sure Al would get a kick at his continuous notoriety. Talk about staying power!
(Photo Courtesy of Author Jenny Floro Khalaf)





Capone marker today (without bushes).
(Photo courtesy of Mr. Josh Perry)








In 2008, Ralph Capone Sr.'s (Al Capone's brother "Bottles") ashes were finally returned to the Capone family and interred at Mt. Carmel. He is now reunited with his mom, dad, brothers and sister, but more importantly with his son Ralph Jr.
(Photo courtesy of Mr. Joe Walters)







The Capone family monument today. Such a thing of beauty with the bushes removed. A new planting will be put around it this spring.
(Photo courtesy of Mr. Joe Walters)




Stunning photo of Capone's grave in wintertime.
(Photo courtesy of jpaddesign.com)








Al Capone's original empty grave at Mount Olivet.
Low lives stole the photos of Gabriele and Frank.
(Photo Courtesy of Author Jenny Floro Khalaf)





Close up of names on monument. Gabriele the Capone patriarch who died of a heart attack and Salvatore (Frank) who was shot and killed in Cicero by police.
(Photo Courtesy of Author Jenny Floro Khalaf).






Rest in peace big guy!
(Photo Courtesy of Author Jenny Floro Khalaf)





Joe Aiello's final resting place.His burial has eluded many top Chicago gangland researchers and historians,but this site is the first to show his mausoleum.
Aiello is buried in Riverside Cemetary ,Rochester, New York.





Dion "Deanie" O'Banion one of Al Capone's enemies.
(Mario Gomes).




Dean O'Banion's headstone.
(Mario Gomes).




Recent view of O'Banion's headstone.




The Terrible Gennas west side Capone allies decimated by various gangsters on the North and South sides.
(Mario Gomes).







Closer view of the Gennas tomb.
(Photo Courtesy of Joe Walters)






Earl "Hymie" Weiss
(Mario Gomes).






Earl "Hymie Weiss the only Northsider Capone really feared.
(Mario Gomes).





Hymie's relative, Bob Koznecki and I in front of Hymie's mausoleum.
(Mario Gomes)



Inside the mausoleum.
(Mario Gomes)



Weiss' crypt
(Mario Gomes)





John George Moran; George "Bugs" Moran's stepson whom he loved and raised as his own.
Truly a gentle soul who took time to share time with anyone, children or grown ups.
Died so inexplicably young. Read more about him in the Man Who Got Away.
(Photo courtesy of Rose Keefe)





Antonio Lombardo Capone's friend and Unione Siciliana head shot on a busy street by Joey Aiello and the Northsiders.
(Mario Gomes).










Frank Nitti's family plot
(Mario Gomes).






Frank Nitti's headstone.
(Photo courtesy of Mr. Joe Walters)





Machine gun Jack McGurn.
(Photo courtesy of gangster researcher Mr. Doug Snyder)





Anthony Demory,Jack McGurn's half brother killed shortly after Jack
to prevent retaliation.
(Photo courtesy of gangster researcher Mr. Doug Snyder)






Vincent "The Schemer"Drucci Northsider who was killed by detective during a scuffle in police car whilst under arrest.
(photo courtesy of Mr.
Bill Emblom)






Rocco De Grazia at Queen of Heaven cemetary.
(Photo courtesy of Doug Snyder)




Drucci's Mausoleum
(Mario Gomes)



Inside Drucci's mausoleum
(Mario Gomes)



Notice machine gun with word Dad at the end of barrel, Could Sonny have left this?
(Photo courtesy of Randy Miller)





William Hale Thompson Chicago's crooked mayor.
(photo courtesy of Mr. Bill Emblom)




Michele "Mike" Merlo Unione Scicliana President until his death from cancer in 1924. His death gave the go ahead  for the assassination of Dean O'Banion.
(photo courtesy of Mr. Bill Emblom)



(Photo courtesy of Mr. Joe Walters)








Inside Merlo's mausoleum.
(Photo courtesy of Mr. Joe Walters)




Close up view.
(Photo courtesy of Mr. Joe Walters).







Thought to be sent back to Sicily, Pasqualino LoLordo's remains were kept a while at Mt. Carmel, Chicago before being sent to New York's Woodlawn cemetery.
(Photo kind courtesy of Susan Olsen at Woodlawn Cemetery)





Pasqualino LoLordo and wife Lena at Woodlawn cemetery, New York.
(Photo kind courtesy of Susan Olsen at Woodlawn Cemetery)







Alberto Anselmi's mausoleum at Cimitero Comunale di Marsala, Sicily.
(Photo by kind courtesy of Mr. Francesco Bonomo Ombra)




Originally put in the gray crypt, the body is now in the pink mausoleum.
(Photo by kind courtesy of Mr. Francesco Bonomo Ombra)



Guiseppe "Joseph" "Joe" "Hoptoad" Giunta
One of three bludgeoned to death by baseball bat at the personal hands of Al Capone for conspiring along with Alberto Anselmi and Giovanni(John) Scalise to kill Capone and take over the outfit. He was named Hoptoad for his fancy moves on the dance floor.
(photo courtesy of Mr. Bill Emblom)




Side view.
(Photo courtesy of Mr. Josh Perry)







Black and white view of monument.
(Photo courtesy of A.J.B)




Close up of  monument.
(Photo courtesy of A.J.B)




"Big Jim" James Colosimo
Front door of vault is broken and appears to have been vandelized.His death date on marble slab is off by one year 1919 instead of 1920.He is alone in this vault.
(photo courtesy of Mr.Bill Emblom)




Colosimo's crypt. Note the wrong date of death 1919 instead of 1920.
(Joe Walters)

Another view
(Joe Walters)


Sam "Momo" "Moony" Giancana
42nd gang "The patch" gang member and once supposed wheel man for Al Capone.Always in the limelight and attracted too much publicity he fled to Mexico and returned only to be whacked by his own outfit after trying to regain power.
(photo courtesy of Mr.Bill Emblom)





The Gusenburgs, Peter and Frank both killed Feb.14, 1929.
(Photo Courtesy of Joe Walters)






Albert Kachellek alias James Clark  Feb.14,1929.
(Photo Courtesy of Joe Walters)





Adam Heyer Feb.14,1929.
(Photo Courtesy of Joe Walters)





Al Weinshank ,Weinshenker Feb.14,1929.
(Photo Courtesy of Joe Walters)





Anthony J. Accardo alias Big Tuna  and  "Joe Batters" as Al Capone once  dubbed him.
(Photo Courtesy of Joe Walters)





Big Tim Murphy. Note John "Dingbat" Oberta is buried in the same plot with no marker.They both were married to  the same woman at different times.

Photo and info Courtesy of Mr. Larry Raeder





Frank and Vincent Mc Erlane buried here along with their Chauffeur John Conlon who was gunned down by the Sheldon gang  in July 1926.
Photo and info Courtesy of Mr. Larry Raeder





 Courtesy of Mr. Larry Raeder






Edwin Harmening Cook County highway patrolman and close associate of the Ralph Sheldon gang murdered Dec. 22, 1925, along with "Dynamite Joe"Brooks. Celtic cross directly behind headstone is that of the McErlane's, quite possibly the killers of Harmening and Joe Brooks.(Very Ironic)!
Photo and info Courtesy of Mr. Larry Raeder




 
Frank Rio alias "Frankie Rio" ," Frank Cline " Kline"
Capone's faithful bodyguard and companion. Did time with Al in Philedephia and saved Al on numerous attacks and even foiled a plot to kill him.
Died of  pneumonia in 1935 aged 40.  
(Photo courtesy of Mr. Joe Walters)







Louis "Little New York" Campagna  was a faithful Capone bodyguard who often slept on a cot outside Capone's room at the Lexington Hotel.
(Photo courtesy of Mr.Steve Dunn)


 Close up view of headstone Louis died of a heart attack while fishing. His wife soon followed.
(Photo courtesy of Mr. Steve Dunn)








Jack Zuta's grave in Kentucky. He was killed by the Capone mob in a roadhouse.
(Photo courtesy of Mr. Steve Dunn).







The Maritote family mausoleum.
(Photo courtesy of Mr. Steve Dunn)






Frank "Diamond" Maritote (killed) brother of Al Capone's sister's husband John.
(Photo courtesy of Mr. Steve Dunn)







Lawrence "Dago" Mangano  associate of Capone mob ( killed).
(Photo courtesy of Mr. Steve Dunn)






Capone associate  George "Red" Barker
(Courtesy of Mr. Larry Raeder )






Three Fingered Jack White. Capone gunman killed by Capone gang ,It was believed that he was talking to authorities.He is buried in Mt. Carmel not far from his pal above George " Red" Barker.
(Courtesy of Mr. Larry Raeder )







Tough Tony Capezio from the Capone gang. He died on a golf course from a massive heart attack and was not hit by lightning. He was also the one believed to have burnt himself while torching a vehicle used in the St. Valentine's day massacre. Mt.Carmel.  
(Courtesy of Mr. Larry Raeder )





Willie Marks, ex Moran bodyguard. Willie Marks is buried in Woodlawn in Forest Park, he was murdered in Shawano, Wisconsin in July of 1932
(Courtesy of Mr. Larry Raeder )






Michael "Bubs" Quinlan. Holy Sepulchre.
(Courtesy of Mr. Larry Raeder )





 Gravesites part 2


First Posted June 2001