- Anthony Stabile
Anthony Stabile (
December 27, 1944- 1985) was a New York mobster who belonged to the Gambino crime familyand participated in several hijackings at John F. Kennedy Airport(JFK) in Brooklyn, New York.
Sunnyside, Queens, Anthony became an associate, or non-member, of the New York Lucchese crime family. Anthony's brother Thomas Reinaldo Stabile ( May 23, 1947- October 1, 1999) also belonged to the Lucchese family and eventually went to jail for ten years for armed robbery. Thomas would later rise to prominence over his brother and become a capo in the Lucchese crime familywho served under Thomas Luccheseand Carmine Tramunti. Anthony is the father of Joseph Stabile and relative of Gambino crime familymob associate Rosario Stabile who was a chef and mob associate involved with the Colombo crime family.
In the Luccesse family, Anthony worked closely with future mob informant Henry Hill, Jimmy Burke,
Salvatore Polisi, Tommy DeSimoneand Stanley Diamondon many hijacking jobs at JFK Airportin Queens. At one point, Anthony became friends with Hill and even helped him cover up an affair from Hill's wife. Soon Anthony became involved in narcotics traffickingwith Hill, DeSimone, and Burke.
Anthony was present at the card game when DeSimone shot and maimed sixteen-year old
Michael "Spider" Giancoat Robert's Loungein Queens. After the shooting, Anthony drove the wounded boy to a doctor. Several weeks later, Anthony was at another card game at the Lounge when DeSimone shot Gianco a second time and killed him.
Anthony was later picked by Burke to murder Hill and
Robert "Bobby" Germaine's son, Robert Germaine Jr. However, Hill became an informant, testified against Paul Varioand the members of his crew, and safely escaped into a Witness Protection Program.
In 1985, Anthony Stabile was found shot in the head, gangland execution style, on Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach, Queens, NY
In popular culture
In the 1990 film "
Goodfellas", Anthony Stabile is portrayed by Frank Adoniswho changed his screen name to "Adonis" after Joe Adonis. Stabile was present at two shootings that were portrayed in this film.
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*Pileggi, Nicholas, "Wiseguy: Life In A Mafia Family", Corgi (1987) ISBN 055213094X
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