Nicola Del Gaudio

by Jon Black

Alias: Nic Del Gaudio



Died: October 1914

Where: East River and 114th St.

Cause: Shot

Killer: Unknown gunman

The Neapolitan Del Gaudio brothers were involved in gambling in East Harlem, but also had connections with the Brooklyn based Navy St gang. Nicola Del Gaudio, brother to Gaetano and owner of a barber shop on E104th, was killed in October 1914. He had been lured down to the East River and 114th St. As he passed an empty lot he was killed by a shotgun fired from behind a fence.

The killing was attributed to the powerful Giosue Gallucci, after Del Gaudio had become displeased with his share of the East Harlem graft and demanded more. However, during the trial of Allesandro Vollero for the killing of Nicola Terranova, it was noted that Vollero wanted the Morello gang killed for their part in the murder of Del Gaudio.