Mob boss Vito Rizzuto's funeral caps violent year

Pallbearers carry the casket of Vito Rizzuto, head of the infamous Rizzuto crime family, out of the...

Pallbearers carry the casket of Vito Rizzuto, head of the infamous Rizzuto crime family, out of the church following his funeral in Montreal on Monday. (REUTERS)

ROB LAMBERTI, Special to QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 1:36 PM ET

The unexpected death of Canada’s most powerful mobster capped a violent year in Ontario and Quebec.

As eyes focus on Vito Rizzuto’s casket, thoughts focus on the future of Canada’s mob underworld.

Does Rizzuto’s vendetta, the mob’s code of revenge, lie in the casket with him or does the violence continue once a new boss takes over?

Rizzuto died last week at the age of 67, apparently of cancer — a death not usually reserved for mob bosses. He returned to Canada in October 2012, after serving a prison term in the United States and swiftly exercised his power.



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