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Vito Genovese Takes a New Bride

On March 30, 1932, Vito and Giovaninna “Anna” Petillo (nee Vernotico) were married in New York.  Anna ran nightclubs and gay bars in Manhattan during these years.  It was the second marriage for both, with Anna’s first husband having been murdered just weeks before.  The couple raised three children: Marie Vernotico Genovese, Anna’s daughter by her first husband; Nancy Genovese, Vito’s daughter with his first (and late) wife; and Philip Genovese, son of Anna and Vito.


Frasca, Dom. (1959). King of Crime: The Story of Vito Genovese. Crown Publishing.  Available: Dana Library, Rutgers University, Newark campus.

Image: Mob Queens. (2019).

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