Frank Piccolo was a capo in the Connecticut faction of the Gambino family, heading a large crew with over 200 members and associates. It is said that he originally came “up” under the guidance and tutelage of Bronx capo Arthur (Chink) Leo.
He was also close to another old-timer named Ippolito (Paul the Greaser) Agresta. Although Federal authorities listed Agresta as a soldier, nonetheless, he was a respected and pivotal figure within Connecticut’s underworld for decades and a man that Piccolo was very close to. That is, of course, until Agresta was found murdered in 1974.
Less than seven years later, it would be Piccolo’s turn to meet the Grim Reaper.