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Al Capone is one of the most recognized names in American history Alphonse was born to Neapolitan immigrants Gabriel and Teresa His surname originallyCapone The Capone family included James Ralph Salvatore Frank Alphonse John AlbertMafalda Capone was proud to be an American Im no Italian I was born in Brooklyn he oftenAl went to school with Salvatore Lucania later known as Lucky Luciano At about the age of tenup-and-coming gangster Johnny Torrio also a Neapolitan At fourteen he quit school afterLucky Luciano joined a gang known as the Five Pointers on Manhattans Lower East Sidepresident of the Unione Siciliane as a bouncer and bartender One night he made a remark aboutGalluciano and Galluciano slashed Capones face with a pocket knife leaving three large scarsmuch of his criminal career newspapers would call Capone by the hated name Scarfaceforgive Galluciano and years later hired him as a bodyguard Johnny Torrio had moved to Chicago to work for hisuncle Big Jim Colosimo Torrio sent for his trustedlieutenant Capone Suspected of two murders Caponewas eager to leave New York Capone worked underTorrio as a bouncer and thug On May 11 1920 BigJim Colosimo was assassinated in his own cafe by anunknown killer Johnny Torrio was now the leader ofthe most powerful gang in Chicago and Capone hisTorrio imposed a peace treaty on the other gangswhich lasted until the OBanion-Genna war Torrio wasshot by OBanion men in reprisal for OBanions slayingHe survived barely Before retiring to Italy Torrioturned over leadership of his gang to CaponeThe Di Vito monument a short distance east of theBishops mausoleum features busts of Mr and MrsDi Vito in shallow alcoves The Ionic columns on theside are partially covered with clinging vines Mount Carmel is one of Chicagos finest graveyards It is located in west suburban HillsideHeaven Mt Carmel is the oldest Catholic cemetery in the western part of the Archdiocese ofThe vast majority of persons buried here are Italian Italian traditions include statuary andprivate mausoleums
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