Growing up, Albert DeMeo, had a bunch of uncles, though most of them weren’t actually related by blood. Uncle Frankie, known as Frankie the Wop, was the biggest man Albert had ever seen. Frankie never seemed to do much of anything but eat. His favorite pastime was going to “all you can eat” establishments and staying there all day. After a while, the restaurants that knew him actually paid Frankie to go away.

This installment comes from the book, For the Sins of My Father by Albert DeMeo, son of Roy DeMeo who was one of New York’s most notorious Mafia killers.