RAYMOND PATRIARCA

Courtesy of the Providence Journal

Courtesy of the Providence Journal

Raymond L.S. Patriarca ruled Providence for decades as the boss of the New England crime family. He conducted his business from a run-down storefront called the Coin-O-Matic in Federal Hill, Providence's Italian neighborhood. If you ran a card game, a prostitution ring or any illegal business, you had to kick up a portion of your profits to Patriarca. If you didn't, you were in serious trouble.

Raymond appears in Chapters 12, 3 and 11.