After that meeting with his Family boss, Joseph “Joe Tiger” Sferra went out the door, reduced to a “pussycat.” He was reported to have become so emotional at the bad news that he started to cry in front of Sam, confirming for DeCavalcante the unstable nature of his former capo.
Giovanni (John) Riggi, Sr. – aka “John the Eagle” – was born in 1925 in New Jersey. He would reside most of his life at 1115 West Henry Street in the Linden section of Northern New Jersey and would finish out his years at a small home in the town of Edison.
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