Ettore "Tony Russo" Zappi Gambino Family Caporegime
by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Ettore Zappi was originally from Caserta, Italy. Arriving in the United States as a youth in 1902, he worked as a chauffeur early in his career. A multifaceted mobster, Zappi owned the Convertible Mattress Company. As a racketeer he immersed himself in television, radio, business machines, furniture manufacturing and warehousing. He was a former official of Teamsters Union Local 854.