Funeral service of well-known Montreal Mafia boss, Vito Rizzuto, was witnessed by hundreds of mourners, along with bystanders and police, as it took place on Monday in the same church where his son and father were remembered after their violent deaths. Bells were rung as Rizzuto’s gold-coloured casket was brought out of the Notre-Dame-de-la-Defense Church in the heart of Montreal’s Little Italy.
Soon after the service concluded, friends and family members of the deceased left the church in a series of almost a dozen limousines. In addition to that, elaborate flower arrangements were tied to the bumpers. The traditional Roman Catholic service took approximately an hour to sum up. Soon after the ceremony concluded, the priest who oversaw the ceremony, Igino Incantalupo, affirmed that “it was a very simple funeral,” while adding that “people displayed a very, very surprising level of calm and seriousness.”