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Filippo Mangano (1898 - abt. 1951)

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Filippo (Philip) Mangano
Born in Palermo, Palermo, Sicilia, Italiamap
Ancestors ancestors
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died about in Brooklyn, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 12 Apr 2017
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Categories: Italian Roots | Sicilian Immigrants to New York | Gangsters.

Philip Mangano has Italian Roots.


Philip Mangano is born 10 September 1898 in Palermo, the son of Serafina Scimonetto. Unverified sources give his father's name as Vincenzo Mangano. Philip is presumably born Filippo Mangano.

According to Wikipedia, Philip's dates of birth and death are 13 April 1898 - 19 April 1951. The source of this birthdate is not known and does not match the WWI draft registration card below.

Two manifests show Philip Mangano emigrating with his mother, Serafina Scimonetto: the SS Martha Washington, arriving 17 September 1909[1], and the SS Ancona, arriving in New York on 11 October 1915.[2]

Appearing on the manifest of the SS Martha Washington, sailing from Palermo on 6 Sep 1909 and arriving 17 Sep.

7. Serafina Simonetti, 54 (b. 1855), housewife, dark complexion, 4’11”, gray hair and chestnut eyes. She was born in Valledolmo

8. Lorenza Mangano, 23 (b. 1886), tailoress, natural complexion, 5’2”, chestnut eyes and hair, born in Palermo (as were her siblings)

9. Providenza Mangano, 14 (b. 1895), tailoress, dark complexion, 5’1”, chestnut eyes and hair

10. Girolamo Mangano, 16 (b. 1893), dark complexion, 5’1”, chestnut eyes and hair

11. Filippo Mangano, 10 (b. 1899), dark complexion, 5’1”, chestnut eyes and hair

They are joining [Vincenzo Mangano, Serafina’s son, at 47 Union St, Brooklyn. She has $100. Serafina paid all their passage. They have no relatives back in Italy. Last permanent residence was Palermo. They are stamped “Non Immigrant Alien.” None of them can read or write.

Philip Mangano, born 10 Sep 1898, age 20, residing at 74 2nd Pl Brooklyn, NY, born in Italy, is a a non declared alien resident in 1918, when he registers for the WWI draft. He is a longshoreman by occupation, employed by “various stevedores.” His nearest relative is Vincent Mangano at the same address. Philip is of medium height and slender build, with brown eyes and black hair. The index finger on his left hand is stiff, according to the registrar’s report, signed Florence M. Stack on 2 Sep 1918, at the Brooklyn Public Library on the corner of Clinton and Union streets.[3]

The ED in 1910 for 47 Union St, Brooklyn, is Kings-68. I’ve reviewed all 34 pages and not found the Mangano family. Cascio-10 10:17, 12 April 2017 (EDT)

Hunt says "Vincent and his brother Philip had been powerful Brooklyn waterfront racketeers for some time: when Vincent is selected to head one of the Five Families.[4] Like his close friend and fellow Family boss, Joe Profaci, Vincent enjoys good relationships with Mafia in western New York, and with Lucky Luciano.

The Kefauver Committee investigations target Vincent and Phillip in 1951. Vincent may have spoken to investigators. His brother's body is found the same day Vincent disappears, in April 1951.[5] Albert Anastasia is suspected of being behind both of their deaths.

Philip is buried with his mother. The image of his gravestone says “In memory of our beloved mother Serafina, [born] 11 Sep 1854 [and died] 18 Feb 1936." And "Loving husband and father Philip, 1898-1951.”[6] Vincent's page on Find A Grave shows his stone, under which he and his wife are both buried, along with a daughter, Serafina, and her husband, whose surname is Scotto.[7]


  1. Accessed via 11 April 2017.
  2. Accessed via 11 April 2017
  3. "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 14 May 2014), New York > image 4765 of 6078; citing NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. Hunt, Thomas P. “The American Mafia - Crime Bosses of New York.” Accessed 6 April 2017.
  5. Vincent Mangano. Wikipedia. Accessed 6 April 2017.
  6. Philip Mangano on Find A Grave. Find A Grave: Memorial #8484 Accessed 11 April 2017.
  7. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 15 March 2016), Vincent J. Mangano, 1961; Burial, Brooklyn, Kings (Brooklyn), New York, United States of America, Holy Cross Cemetery; citing record ID 151392525, Find a Grave,

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