Italian-American mob boss known for being the head of the Patriarca crime family. He served ten years in prison for conspiracy to commit murder and eventually died of a heart attack at age 76.
He began his life of crime at an early age, being charged with a variety of crimes including armed robbery and assault as a teenager.
He continued to run his crime operations from inside prison during his ten-year sentence.
His son Raymond Patriarca, Jr. also became a mob boss.
He and Vito Genovese are both notorious Italian-American mobsters.