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Funeral held for former Mafia figure Frank Angiulo in North End

Frank Angiulo, who had been the last surviving brother in a crime family that ran the Mafia from a tiny North End office from the 1960s to the 1980s, was laid to rest Wednesday.

The funeral at St. Leonard’s Church on Hanover Street drew hundreds of mourners. Angiulo, who relatives said lived his entire life in the North End, was never married and had no children.

Several hundred mourners attended the funeral.
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Several hundred mourners attended the funeral.

Flower arrangements were loaded into a flower car on a North End street.
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Flower arrangements were loaded into car on a North End street.

John Piazza held up a prayer card. "I'm the only guy who got in an argument with him and I got away with it." Piazza laughed as he talked about his friendship with Frank. Piazza was the captain for Gerry Angiulo's yachts.
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John Piazza held up a prayer card. "I'm the only guy who got in an argument with him and I got away with it." Piazza laughed as he talked about his friendship with Frank. Piazza was the captain for Gerry Angiulo's yachts.

Frank collected Cadillacs. One of his vintage cars was parked outside the church.
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Frank collected Cadillacs. One of his vintage cars was parked outside the church.

A mourner wearing Hells Angels attire waited on Hanover Street to go inside.
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A mourner wearing Hells Angels attire waited on Hanover Street to go inside.

A man peered through the fence as the funeral let out.
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A man peered through the fence as the funeral let out.

The casket was carried out of the church, followed by mourners.
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The casket was carried out of the church, followed by mourners.

The casket was carried into the hearse after the service.
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The casket was carried into the hearse after the service.

Friend John Piazza saluted the hearse as it left the church.
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Friend John Piazza saluted the hearse as it left the church.