Anthony “Tony” Volpe ran gambling and extortion rackets and was the mob's top man in central Connecticut in the 1980s.
He died on Tuesday after a long illness, the Hartford Courant reports. He was 78.
Volpe was involved in sports betting, loan-sharking, labor racketeering and truck hijacking, according to the Courant, and he was affiliated with a Springfield-based faction of New York's Genovese crime family.
Volpe had been living in West Hartford.