Sam Giancana

Birth Name:
Gilormo Giangana
Birth Date:
May 24, 1908
Birth Place:
Chicago, Illinois
Death Date:
June 19, 1975
Place of Death:
1147 S. Wenonah, Oak Park, Illinois
Cause of Death:
Homicide - gunshot wounds
Cemetery Name:
Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Crime and their Victims
Sam Giancana started out as a wheelman for Al Capone and worked his way to the top of Chicago's illegal gambling operations. He had many ties with politicians, including the Kennedys, and was called to testify regarding Mafia involvement in a CIA plot to assassinate Castro. Giancana himself was killed in his own home before giving testimony.

Fun Fact

The House Committee on Assassinations did an exhaustive look the President John F. Kennedy assassination and they concluded not only did Oswald not act alone, but that all the evidence indicated that there was a conspiracy, and that, in all probability, Carlos Marcello, Santo Trafficante and Sam Giancana – the three big mob bosses that Bobby was aggressively prosecuting, had the motive, means and opportunity (to use the phrase of the House Select Committee) to have committed the crime.

The findings surprised exactly no one.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery

1400 S Wolf Road

Hillside, Illinois, 60162


North America


Map of Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery

Grave Location:

Section 38

Grave Location Description

Sam Giancana’s mausoleum is located on the corner of Section 38 where it intersects with Sections 42, 30 and 25.

Grave Location GPS

41.864178, -87.914197

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