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Tommaso Gagliano (1883 - 1951)

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Tommaso (Tommy) "Thomas" Gagliano
Born in Corleone, Palermo, Italymap
Husband of — married (to about ) in New York, New York, United Statesmap
[children unknown]
Died in New York, New York, United Statesmap
Gagliano-11 created 2 May 2014 | Last modified
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Categories: Corleonesi Immigrants to New York | Corleone, Italia | Corleone Outlaws | Outlaws | Lucchese crime family.


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Tommaso Gagliano is born 29 May 1883 in Corleone and baptized Thomam the next day, named after his paternal grandfather. His parents are Luciano Gagliano and Lucia Oliveri. His godfather is the unmarried Michaele Provenzano.

Open Issue: According to the Italian language Wikipedia page on the mafia in Corleone, Tommaso's father is Angelo Gagliano, who is a former capo in the mafia in Corleone. However, Angelo does not marry until 1902, while the same source gives Tommaso's birth year as 1883.

Tommaso and his sister, Luigia, stand as godparents in 1899.[1]

A margin note says that Tommaso marries in New York at the Church of S. Lucia on 23 October 1921 with Giuseppa Pomilla, daughter of Biagio Pomilla and Serafina Milone, born in Corleone.[2]

According to the Wikipedia article, Tommy Gagliano is boss of the Lucchese crime family, one of the "Five Families" of New York, around 1930.

The actual date of Gagliano's death is still uncertain. In 1951, Gaetano "Tommy" Lucchese stated during the Senate hearings on organized crime that Gagliano died on 16 February 1951.


  1. Baptism of Carmelus Oliveri, record no. 356, 24 September 1899, "Italia, Palermo, Diocesi di Monreale, Registri Parrocchiali, 1531-1998," images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 23 February 2016), Corleone > San Martino > Battesimi 1899-1905 > image 22 of 457; Archivio di Arcidiocesi di Palermo (Palermo ArchDiocese Archives, Palermo).
  2. "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 16 February 2016), Tommaso Gagliano and Giuseppina Pumilla, 23 Oct 1921; citing Marriage, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,653,311.

Baptism of Thomas Gagliano, record no. 251, 30 May 1883

Wikipedia entry on Tommy Gagliano. Accessed 2 October 2015.

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