Antonio Pollina

Mr. Miggs
Birth Name:
Antonio Domenico Pollina
Birth Date:
September 20, 1892
Birth Place:
Caccamo, Sicily, Italy
Death Date:
February 27, 1993
Place of Death:
926 Snyder Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Cause of Death:
Natural causes
Cemetery Name:
Holy Cross Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Crime and their Victims
Antonio "Mr. Miggs" Pollina was an Italian-American mobster and was the short lived boss of the Philadelphia crime family during the late 1950s. Shortly after immigrating from Caccamo, Sicily he developed an arrest record dating back to 1927 and included arrests for murder, concealed weapons, untaxed liquor, assault & battery. His legitimate employment was as a cheese salesman for Maggio Cheese Co. (owned by the powerful mobster Micheal Maggio) Pollina was one of the top leaders of the mafia group known as "The Greaser Gang" and controlled a large loansharking operation. In 1959 Pollina was made interim boss of the Philadelphia crime family. It was then Pollina began plotting the murder of his rival and top earner Angelo Bruno. Pollina ordered his Underboss, Ignazio Denaro, to murder Angelo Bruno, but Denaro instead informed Bruno of Pollina's intentions. Bruno used his connections to The Commission to take Pollina's power away from him. The Commission authorized Bruno to murder Pollina. Pollina stepped down and Angelo Bruno replaced him and kept Denaro as his underboss.

Fun Facts

Normally when you go behind the Commission’s back and whack a well-liked, top earner and rising star in the Philadelphia crime family, you would get whacked very quickly and business goes on. Luckily for Pollina, Angelo Bruno cancelled the contract hit on Pollina and allowed him to continue with his loansharking, extortion and other crimes for the family.

Antonio Pollina lived just three doors down from Angelo Bruno on Snyder Street in Philadelphia.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Holy Cross Cemetery

626 Baily Road

Yeadon, Pennsylvania, 19050


North America


Map of Holy Cross Cemetery in Yeadon, Pennsylvania
Map of Holy Cross Cemetery in Yeadon, Pennsylvania

Grave Location:

Section 39, Range 22, Grave 5

Grave Location Description

As you enter through the entrance on Baily Avenue, turn immediately to the right and follow the narrow road along the fence line. Park at the farthest corner from the office along the fence line and count back 4 rows and 4 spaces into Section 39 for final resting place of one of the oldest mobsters ever to die of natural causes.

Grave Location GPS

39.93304728436394, -75.26050350083165

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