James Napoli

Jimmy Nap
Birth Name:
Vincenzo Napoli
Birth Date:
November 4, 1911
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York
Death Date:
December 29, 1992
Place of Death:
Kips Bay, Manhattan, New York
Cause of Death:
Natural causes
Cemetery Name:
St. John Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Crime and their Victims
James "Jimmy Nap" Napoli was a New York mobster who was a Caporegime in the Genovese crime family who controlled the largest illegal gambling operation in the United States that employed 2,000 people and grossed over $150 million a year. From numbers, fixed boxing matches and illegal sports bookmaking Jimmy Nap ran his operation from Crisci's Restaurant in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn. In 1978 Napoli was convicted for gambling and sentenced to five years in federal prison. Upon his release from prison his gambling empire had all but disappeared in his absence. A man who enjoyed fine dining and a life of luxury, Napoli was known as a "Gentleman's Gentleman" - intelligent and well-respected who maintained ties to most of the major crime families through the end of his career.

Fun Fact

At an early age Jimmy Napoli had done liquor runs during the Prohibition, which is how he met Al Capone. After the Prohibition ended, Jimmy turned to the numbers and after hours gambling rackets eventually becoming one of the top members of the Genovese Crime Family.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

St. John Cemetery

80-01 Metropolitan Avenue

Middle Village, New York, 11379


North America


Map of St. John Cemetery Queens, New York

Grave Location:

Section 39, Range M, Grave 14

Grave Location Description

As you drive around Section 39 look for the Fighere Family vault and directly behind the vault you will see the large angel that marks the final resting place of mobster Jimmy Nap.

Grave Location GPS

40.71192195, -73.86892663



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