Anthony Spero, leader of Bonanno crime family, dead at 79

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Anthony Spero, the Brooklyn pigeon fancier who became a leader of the Bonanno crime family, died in a federal prison after a short illness, his family said yesterday.
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Aodh

Saint James, NY

#3 Oct 2, 2008
"He lived his life like a man and he died like a man," Clemente said.

So says his daughter. I would say he lived his life as a thug and killer and died that way all these m u t t s should!
HOW NICE FOR ANTHONY

Cary, NC

#4 Oct 2, 2008
How nice it was for this "man" to die in prison, where his family may have been able to visit him.

Unfortunately, for the people he butchered, they weren't as lucky.

They should have fried him.

It sounds like his daughter is in some kind of denial, and should seek psychological help out there in the Hamptons. I wonder who paid for that place?
Ed G

United States

#5 Oct 2, 2008
Good riddance to bad garbage. His daughter should keep her pie hole shut. Someone should take a good steaming dump on his grave. He 'lived like a man'? Gimme a break. I'm happy taxpayers are no longer paying for his three hots and a cot.
Donna

Staten Island, NY

#6 Oct 2, 2008
Anthony was a GREAT man-- I grew up on Bath Avenue and all I can say is do not judge the man you read about in the paper, Judge the man who kept the children of Brooklyn safe, who gave is shirt off his back for the poor and who gave much more than he took. You are all simple minded people who watch the Sopranos way too much.
Donna

Staten Island, NY

#7 Oct 2, 2008
Ed G wrote:
Good riddance to bad garbage. His daughter should keep her pie hole shut. Someone should take a good steaming dump on his grave. He 'lived like a man'? Gimme a break. I'm happy taxpayers are no longer paying for his three hots and a cot.
No matter what her father did or did not do, she still lost her father you big mouth.
I BOOTLEG DVDS

Freeland, PA

#8 Oct 2, 2008
Donna wrote:
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No matter what her father did or did not do, she still lost her father you big mouth.
just like poor charlie manson has plenty of kids from hippy chicks stumbling around.
joe

Englishtown, NJ

#9 Oct 2, 2008
why does today's paper waste space in the obituary column for this thug?..
liner

Hicksville, NY

#10 Oct 2, 2008
Donna wrote:
Anthony was a GREAT man-- I grew up on Bath Avenue and all I can say is do not judge the man you read about in the paper, Judge the man who kept the children of Brooklyn safe, who gave is shirt off his back for the poor and who gave much more than he took. You are all simple minded people who watch the Sopranos way too much.
How about the families of the guys he murdered and butchered? Are they simple minded? How should they judge him?
Lousey O

Stamford, CT

#11 Oct 2, 2008
Daughter: "Dad everyone at school says you're a mobster!"

Spero: "Don't worry sweetie, I'll talk to them.

Daughter: "Could you make it look like an accident?"
PROUD FROM BATH AVENUE

Staten Island, NY

#12 Oct 2, 2008
Lousey O wrote:
Daughter: "Dad everyone at school says you're a mobster!"
Spero: "Don't worry sweetie, I'll talk to them.
Daughter: "Could you make it look like an accident?"
How about all the men in the war killing women and babies. Is that OK? Of all the crimes Anthony was a charged and convicted for known were killing a women babies. But in this war ours What are our men over there going? Are theyheros because then kill for us. NOT
Pizon

Brooklyn, NY

#13 Oct 2, 2008
Spero- everything involving him was renal.....furgeddaboutit
Donna

Staten Island, NY

#14 Oct 2, 2008
liner wrote:
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How about the families of the guys he murdered and butchered? Are they simple minded? How should they judge him?
How about the families our military is killing. Is that ok. They are bigger monsters than Anthony ever could be. They kill women and babies. I don't ever remember reading that Anthony was convicted of that kind of crime. So that is OK because this goverment allows it to be.
Anthony supporter

Staten Island, NY

#15 Oct 2, 2008
liner wrote:
"He lived his life like a man and he died like a man," :
Sorry for your loss, Ms. Clemente, but just to let you know, real men don't murder and intimidate people, then die in prison.
So are all the men in this war off to prison too. Because they murder innocent people every day
teacher in Brooklyn

Staten Island, NY

#16 Oct 2, 2008
Pizon wrote:
Spero- everything involving him was renal.....furgeddaboutit
learn to spell
Donna

Staten Island, NY

#17 Oct 2, 2008
liner wrote:
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How about the families of the guys he murdered and butchered? Are they simple minded? How should they judge him?
The same way we judge the military. They kill every day is that OK
I agree with that

Staten Island, NY

#18 Oct 2, 2008
Donna wrote:
<quoted text>The same way we judge the military. They kill every day is that OK
you said it girl!!!!!!!! This war is killing people every day and that is OK That is what I call a joke.
Da fishes

Lake Zurich, IL

#19 Oct 2, 2008
Can we have him now?
liner

Hicksville, NY

#20 Oct 2, 2008
OK, Donna, Proud from Bath Ave, Anthony Supporter, teacher in Brooklyn, I agree With That. I guess you think your soooo clever changing your name, don't you? If our soldiers kill women and children indiscriminately, they will be brought up on charges and tried just like your thug idol, Spero. So then, according to your line of thinking, someone could shoot your mother and as long as we have troops in Iraq killing people, that'd be OK by you. Correct?
The bait

Staten Island, NY

#21 Oct 2, 2008
Da fishes wrote:
Can we have him now?
Only if you go too
I BOOTLEG DVDS

Freeland, PA

#22 Oct 2, 2008
I agree with that wrote:
<quoted text>you said it girl!!!!!!!! This war is killing people every day and that is OK That is what I call a joke.
do you mean the war between the bloods and crips, or the war between the latin kings and bloods/crips?

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