Raymond Loreda Salvatore Patriarca, Sr. (March 18, 1908 – July 11, 1984) was an Italian-American mobster from Providence, Rhode Island who became the longtime boss of the Patriarca crime family, whose control extended throughout New England for over three decades. One of the most powerful crime bosses in the United States, Patriarca often mediated disputes between Cosa Nostra families outside the region. He was the father of Raymond Patriarca, Jr.
Carlo Gambino was a quiet, but very dangerous man. Allegedly he killed his way to the top of the Gambino family, heading the crime family for 20 years, and The Commission for more than 15 years. Remarkably Gambino spent a total of 22 months in prison for his life of crime.