Raymond L.S. Patriarca: New England Mafia Boss (Part Two)

The Members Only Podcast: A Mafia History Podcast

Sep 1 2022 • 1 hr 7 mins

In today’s episode, the second of a two-part series, we’re finally branching outside of New York to cover Raymond L.S. Patriarca, one of the most feared and respected bosses in the history of the American Cosa Nostra.

Raimondo "Raymond" Loredo Salvatore Patriarca was boss over the New England area for over 30 years (1952-1984). Basing his family's operations in Providence, Rhode Island, Patriarca was one of the most feared and respected bosses in the history of the American Cosa Nostra. He ruled over the New England area including Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, etc. with an iron fist for more than three decades as the namesake of what is still known even today as the Patriarca crime family.

By most accounts, Ray Patriarca was one of the most ruthless and effective bosses, be it inside or outside of New York, in the entire country. In fact, legend has it that he allegedly even once ordered a solider to murder his own son. So when I say ruthless, I mean about as heartless as they come. Even still, his men respected him, he was viewed as a good and fair leader, and due to that he was able to exert control not just Rhode Island but on the entirety of New England.

  • In this episode, we'll specifically discuss:
  • -When he takes over as boss in 1952
  • -His reputed presence at Apalachin
  • -Senate Hearings of late 1950's
  • -Mediation of the Gallo/Profaci Family War
  • -Discussions around the Bonnano Family War
  • -The Valachi Hearings
  • -Joseph "The Animal" Barboza
  • -His 1960s murder conspiracy conviction
  • -His other murder cases in the early 1980's
  • -His involved in the Bonded Vault Heist
  • -His death in 1984

Link to Part One: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qyHLNBUc7w

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