Gerry Torciano

Gerry Torciano

"Where's this fuckin' waiter, on sabbatical?"
Gerry Torciano[src]


Gerardo Torciano was a protege of Phil Leotardo, also known as "the Hairdo." Torciano appeared to handle the street business of Phil Leotardo's old crew, possibly as Acting Capo. Torciano got into an altercation with Hesh Rabkin and his son-in-law Eli over business being done on the crews territory. Torciano's men burned them out of their car, beat up Eli, and slugged Rabkin. As Eli fled he was hit by a car and hospitalized. Later, Torciano apologized to Tony, claiming that he thought Eli was a civilian, and made restitution for his injuries.

Torciano attended Allegra Sacrimoni's wedding and listened to Phil's discussion of Johnny Sack's apparent weakness when he was dragged away in tears.

Torciano got his "button" in 2006 ("Luxury Lounge") after this altercation. A celebratory dinner was held for him at Nuovo Vesuvio attended by members of the DiMeo and Lupertazzi crime families, at which Phil Leotardo went off on the subject of Vito Spatafore's homosexuality. Torciano accompanied Leotardo on his visit to Jersey for the Feast of St. Elzear, and later went with Leotardo to a meeting about the new Tidelands construction project. Torciano and Fat Dom Gamiello murdered Vito in his motel room while Leotardo watched. In 2007, Gerry died at the hands of a gunman (on orders from Faustino "Doc" Santoro) in a restaurant while at dinner with Silvio Dante, who was unaware that the murder would take place.


Murders connected to TorcianoEdit

  • Vito Spatafore - Executed by Torciano alongside Dominic "Fat Dom" Gamiello by severe beating. A pool stick was found shoved up Spatafore's backside.


  • Gerry's execution mimics the attempted murder of the Patriarca crime family boss Frank Salemme. In June of 1989, mobster Angelo Mercurio lured Salemme to a meeting outside a Saugus, Massachusetts restaurant. Gunmen ambushed Salemme, wounding him in the chest and leg. This was a highly publicized botched mob slaying. Unlike Torciano, Salemme survived his multiple gunshot wounds.