Raymond Porrello

Birth Name:
Raymond Porrello
Birth Date:
June 13, 1892
Birth Place:
Licata, Scicily, Italy
Death Date:
February 25, 1932
Place of Death:
Todaro Cigar Shop, 11103 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio
Cause of Death:
Gunshot wounds from a mob hit
Cemetery Name:
Calvary Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Crime and their Victims
A member of the Porrello crime family and underboss to his brother Joseph Porrello. He only held that position for one year before he was gunned down in a hail of bullets along with Rosario Porrello.

On July 5, 1930, Joseph Porrello was invited to a sitdown with Frank Milano where he and an underling were shot dead. Raymond was then deposed as underboss by the new Milano regime. Three weeks later Vincenzo “Jim” Porrello was also murdered and Raymond Porrello vowed to seek revenge. On August 15, 1930, an explosion leveled Raymond’s home, but he was not home at the time. Unfortunately he too would eventually fall victim to hitmen’s bullets when he was killed in 1932 along with his brother Rosario, effectively ending the Porrello brother’s influence in the Cleveland underworld.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Calvary Cemetery

10000 Miles Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio, 44105


North America


Map of Calvary Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio
Map of Calvary Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio

Grave Location:

Section 21, Lot 215, Grave 6

Grave Location Description

As you drive into the cemetery make your way towards the back until you find the short tunnel under the bridge. Follow the road under the bridge and make the first left. Most of the Porrello Crime Family can be found at the corner of sections 18, 21 and 23 next to the Tilocco monument.

Grave Location GPS

41.4398439322461, -81.60885792



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