As the passing of the late Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali, hits American and Italian news circuits, part of the disturbing nature of the news has been that Cali had been having dinner with his family, when he was shot outside of his home in Staten Island, fatally. Cali was among one of the most influential members of the Gambino crime family, says news reports.
Readers have sought more about the unfolding news story, including whom some of Cali’s family members, were. Specifically, his wife has come into the fold, and the following covers what much is known about her.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Rosaria Inzerillo, Was the Wife of Mob Boss, Frank Cali, According to Reports
The late Cali who was shot fatally on Wednesday night, married Rosaria Inzerillo, who was related to powerful members of the Sicilian Mafia, according to reports. Inzerillo is the daughter of Pietro Inzerillo, who reportedly owned a restaurant in Bensonhurst.
Inzerillo’s husband, Frank “Franky Boy” Cali, was reportedly the “ambassador” of the Sicilian mafia in the U.S., according to BBC reporting. He had been tasked to improve relations across the various families.
Inzerillo’s nuclear family with Cali remained low-key and tight-knit, according to The New York Post reports, which say that Cali kept a low profile, in contrast to his former boss, John Gotti. Inzerillo and Cali descended from Palermo, Italy, according to Italian newspaper reports.
2. Rosaria Inzerillo’s Family Was Under Federal Watch, But Her Husband Had Few Run-Ins With the Law
PEOPLE describes a relatively quiet family life for Inzerillo and Cali, as the latter did not have as many run-ins with the law as others, the magazine reports.
While Cali was arrested and charged with federal racketeering over a decade ago, in 2008, as part of Operation Old Bridge–a code name the Gambino crime family arrests–PEOPLE reports that he was released on April 6, 2009 from prison.
PEOPLE reports that Inzerillo and Cali remained under “the eye” of federal agents who tried to prevent him from meeting and doing business with members of the Sicilian Mafia, according to New York Daily News.
3. Rosaria Inzerillo’s & Frank Cali’s Family Lived in a Quiet Staten Island Neighborhood
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The New York Times reports that Inzerillio and Cali lived in a neighborhood so quiet in Staten Island, NY that neighbors had no known who lived where. Cali’s shooting was reported by The New York Times to have taken place at 25 Hilltop Terrace in the Todt Hill section of Staten Island.
The New York Times reports their home as being a large red-brick, two-story colonial style house.
One neighbor who spoke to The New York Times, Prashant Ranyal, reportedly said, “Whenever …read more