Frank Todaro

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Francesco Todaro (died November 8, 1944) was an Italian-American mobster and associate of Sylvestro Silver Dollar Sam Carollo.Francesco Frank Todaro was born in the area of San Cipirello, Province of Palermo, Sicily in about 1889. Son of Giuseppe Todaro and Giuseppa DiMaggio. Frank Todaro along with brothers Calogero Charlie, Giuseppe Joe, and Salvatore Sam immigrated to the United States in 1907 and settled in New Orleans, La. Another brother, Angelo Todaro, remained in Sicily. Frank married Nunzia Nancy Giammalva on July 14, 1914 in New Orleans and they had four children two sons and two daughters.Frank Todaro was alleged to be underboss of the New Orleans Mafia and to have briefly served as head of the New Orleans family before his death. However beyond his association with Carollo there is no evidence to support this. Further it has been erroneously reported by John H. Davis that he was the father-in-law of Carlos Marcello. Carlos Marcello was in fact married to Todaros niece Giacomina (Jackie), the daughter of his brother Joseph.Frank Todaro died at his residence on S. Broad Street in New Orleans at 5:45 a.m. on Wednesday November 29, 1944 from complications related to throat cancer. He was about 55 years of age. His funeral was held on December 1, 1944, the wake was conducted at Lamano-Panno-Fallo Funeral Home, a Roman Catholic Requiem Mass was held at St. Marys Church and he was interred at Metairie Cemetery.

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