Al Capone was buried in Mt. Olivet (sec. 52, near 115th street) after his death in Florida in January, 1947. Al, his father Gabriel and brother Frank shared a polished black granite slab. When his mother died in 1952, Al's body was moved to her lot in Mount Carmel, as the Mt. Olivet site had become too much of a tourist attraction. The Capone monument has been vandalized, the two porcelain portraits. It had also been knocked over in 1996 and lay flat on the ground for several months, only recently being re-erected.
Salvatore Capone, also known as Frank, had worked as an enforcer for his brother and was killed by police during a gun battle in Cicero.
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Mount Carmel Cemetery.
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