Sonny Franzese


Former mobster Sonny Franzese has died at the remarkably old age for a Soprano of 103. Involved in organised crime from the early 1930s, he became boss of the Columbo family from 1963 to 67 and again several times despite the authorities attempts to lock him up for life. Eventually he served 6 years in prison in his 90s, after his own family testified against him.

Just one more thing, Franzese was a pick for two teams in the DDP: Grobler’s Stiff Ones continues their fine return to the game, and legendary theme team Gray Panthers got their second hit of the year, with a third to swiftly follow.


Sonny Franzese
6 February 1917 – 23 February 2020
2 teams