Patriarca Family




C-SPAN Cities Tour – Providence: Raymond Patriarca & the Providence Mob



 Patriarca Family  founded by: Raymond L.S. Patriarca Sr.

  • Allies: Five Families, Chicago Outfit, DeCavalcante,

Philadelphia crime families.

The Boston crime family was founded in 1916 by Gaspare Messina.In 1917, Frank Morelli formed the Providence crime family. In 1954,  Raymond Patriarca Sr. ascended to the throne as de-facto head of the New England Mafia, the biggest being moving the family’s base of operations to Providence, Rhode Island.Started as two separate Mafia families emerged into the Patriarca Family.


    Historical Leadership: Capo Di Tutti Capi, “Boss of All Bosses”


sm-messina1916–1924: Gaspare Messina boss of the “Boston family”, stepped down, died in 1957.


1917–1932: Frank “Butsey” Morelli  boss of the “Providence family”,stepped down, became underboss.

Filippo Buccola1924–1954: Filippo “Phil” Buccola boss of the “Boston family”, united both families in 1932, retired, died in 1987

raymond patriarca sr1954–1984: Raymond L.S. Patriarca Sr.  Providence leader, died on July 11, 1984.

Raymond “Junior” Patriarca Jr.1984–1991: Raymond “Junior” Patriarca Jr. Providence leader, took over after his father’s death, stepped down in 1991

1991–1991: Nicholas “Nicky” Bianco  Providence leader, imprisoned on December 28, 1991 and died on December 14, 1994.

Francis-P-Salemme-300x2611991–1996: Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme – Boston leader, jailed in 1995, Salemme was illegally placed in power, with the assistance of the Boston and Washington Headquarters of the FBI , since he was the superior’s of James “Whitey” Bulger and Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi and partners with them in numerous criminal racketeering enterprises as the public records supports.

1995–1996: John “Jackie” Salemme – Boston leader; Frank Salemme’s brother; jailed.

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