December 7, 2020 – Retired Chicago mob chief Peter (Greedy Petey) DiFronzo died of complications resulting from the Coronavirus late last week at 87.

For decades, DiFronzo operated day-to-day affairs for the Elmwood Park crew and was his brother, Chicago Outfit boss, John (Johnny No Nose) DiFronzo’s top lieutenant. He did nine years in federal prison for hijacking and robbery busts from the 1960s. Sources claim he variously held captain, underboss and acting boss titles in his gangland career.

The 89-year old “Johnny No Nose” DiFronzo, known for his cunning and business savvy, died of natural causes in 2018. The elder DiFronzo took over the mafia in Chicago in the early 1990s and ran it through a series of buffers and front bosses until a battle with dementia sent him to the sidelines late in his life.

“Greedy Petey” DiFronzo could be found most days at his D&P Construction headquarters in Melrose Park. He is the just the most recent in a long line of aging wiseguys from coast-to-coast that have succumbed to the COVID-19 pandemic this year. Other mob figures have used the worldwide health crisis as a way to get out of prison early on compassionate releases or home confinement orders.

The DiFronzos’ acting boss in the 2000s, Michael (Fat Mike) Sarno, — doing 20 years of fed time for extortion –, just had his bid for a compassionate medical-related release rejected. D&P Construction is a waste hauling firm owned by Greedy Petey’s wife.

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