FAMILY CONNECTIONS : - GENOVESE FAMILY
The future Genovese Family originated from Giuseppe Masseria’s alliance with the remnants of the Morello / Terranova faction. They opposed the dominant Palermitani group under Salvatore D’Aquila. As “outlaws” and not subject to the same rules as the “official” Families, this group recruited non-Sicilian members. The Family became a combination of Sicilian, Calabrian, Neapolitan and native born members. As a consequence it became a more modern Americanized business, less bound to the Mafia tradition. Familial relationships crossed this racial divide too.
Moretti-LaPlaca Doto-Russo [NJ]
Lanza-Russo [NYC] Russo [NYC]-Romano
Because of its racial diversity, this Family had more widespread familial relationships with other Families nationwide than the other NYC Families.
DiCarlo-LoCascio [Lucchese] Livorsi-Ormento [Lucchese]
Livorsi-DioGuardi [Lucchese] Livorsi-Meli [Detroit]
Mogavero-Mogavero [Buffalo] Genovese-Genovese [Pittsburgh]
Valachi-Reina [Lucchese] Caruso-Oddo [Colombo]
DiPietro-Mari [Bonanno] Palmeri-Palmeri [Buffalo]
Tantillo-Lucchese [Lucchese] Alongi-Gagliano [New Orleans]
Borelli-Licchi [Lucchese] DeMartino-Massi [Gambino]
Loiacano-Coppola [Detroit]* Caiffone-Vastola [Elizabeth, NJ]
Argolia-Argolia [Chicago] Pennachio-Isabella [Lucchese]
Pappa-Pappa [Lucchese] Geraci-Casso [Lucchese]
DiQuarto-Alberti [Gambino] Rao-Rao [Lucchese]
Fiumara-Martirano [Philadelphia] Longo-Abramo [Elizabeth, NJ]
The asterisk* denotes an unconfirmed familial relationship.