Joseph Giunta

Joseph "Hop Toad" Giunta
Birth Name:
Joseph Giunta
Birth Date:
February 10, 2021
Birth Place:
Cicero, Illinois
Death Date:
May 7, 1929
Place of Death:
Cicero, Illinois
Cause of Death:
Homicide - gunshot wounds
Cemetery Name:
Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Crime and their Victims
Joseph Giunta was an Italian-American mobster, President of Unione Siciliana and confidant of Al Capone's rival Joe Aiello. He was a lead conspirator in an attempt to overthrow Al Capone’s criminal empire. When Frank Rio (Capone's bodyguard) got wind of the plot, according to legend Giunta and his associates Albert Anselmi and John Scalise were beaten and shot to death by Capone at a party. Their bodies were found the next day in Hammond, Indiana.

Fun Fact

While it makes for a great story, Joseph Giunta, Albert Anselmi and John Scalise were shot during a party they were invited to and their bodies dumped on the roadside. All three were executed by multiple people using .38 caliber handguns. If you read the actual autopsy report performed by an actual medical examiner, you can see they indicated there was no internal injuries or bruising indicating a beating prior to being executed. The broken bones listed in the autopsy were made by the bullets. So the story of Al Capone using a baseball bat to kill his rivals is just that … a story.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery

1400 S. Wolf Road

Hillside, Illinois, 60162


North America


Grave Location:

Section 26, Block 2, Lot E19, Grave 2

Grave Location Description

As you enter the Roosevelt Avenue entrance, take the first left and drive to the next intersection. That section you are staring at is Section 26. Now drive to the opposite side of Section 26 and Joseph Giunta’s grave is in the center of the north part of Section 26.

Grave Location GPS

41.8646832, -87.9110228



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