Gerardo Catena


Jerry Catena

Jerry Catena the early years Gerardo Jerry Catena was born in 1902 in South Orange, NJ. He made early connections to Jewish gangster “Longy” Zwillman working as a bodyguard and chauffeur. Later, he worked for racketeer Willie Moretti—the inspiration for Luca Brasi.  Through Moretti, Catena made connections with Luciano, Costello, Adonis, and Genovese, and took …

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