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Monday, June 14, 2010

Wife Claims Sonny Franzese's Son Destroyed His Family

Denyce Franzese knew her husband was a skunk, but she was shocked to discover he's a mob rat, too.
The California woman last saw John Franzese Jr. nearly four years ago, when he vanished from their home and devastated their family.
The ruined West Coast clan is now matched by his flesh and blood in New York, torn apart by his decision to take the stand last week against his dad - reputed Colombo underboss John (Sonny) Franzese Sr.
"When I heard he was testifying against his father, it made me sick," she said. "I absolutely feel terrible for Sonny."
John Jr., 50, has offered vague explanations for his decision to become an FBI informant against his 93-year-old father - a first in the annals of organized crime.
He claimed that flipping on the Colombos was intended to keep his dad out of jail. The longtime drug addict also said he was trying "to make up for what I had done in my life."
Denyce, also 50, says he's a stone liar - and a pure loser. "John is the son who 'couldn't,'" she said. "He was born with a crown on his head, He was the favorite, but his big brother [Michael] was the popular one and the good-looking one."
She continued: "John was never a gangster, he's a wanna-be. John is lazy, he doesn't want to work."
John's adult life is a series of cut-and-runs. He was spoiled rotten as a kid in Roslyn, L.I., spending wads of money on clothes and driving a new car every year.
While Michael Franzese became a made man in the Colombo family, rising to the rank of capo before quitting the mob life, John remained his father's errand boy.
His drug use made John untrustworthy among members of the crime family.
John abandoned Long Island in 2001 to seek help for his drug habit at Odessa, a Los Angeles rehab center where Denyce served as director.
They fell in love, and were married in 2004. After he split, Denyce - who once dated Marlon Brando's troubled son Christian - said she never heard a word about John until his appearance in Brooklyn Federal Court.
"He walked out on me Sept. 17, 2006, and never came back," she recounted. "It was like the old story where the guy goes out to get cigarettes.
"He left me destitute and he broke a little boy's heart," she said, referring to her then 12-year-old son by another marriage.
John may be a mob nobody, but he's his father's son. He once showed his wife a copy of the mob tome, "Murder Machine," stuffed with newspaper clippings about his father's legendary exploits.
Sonny, while never convicted of murder, was caught on tape bragging about multiple gangland killings and opining on the art of murder and body disposal.
"I can't personally say if [Sonny's] a murderer," Denyce said. "I know my father-in-law as 'Dad.' He told my son to call him Grandpa. To me, he's a big old teddy bear."
After John bolted, Denyce said she lost her apartment. She recalls spending many nights sleeping in her car or on friend's couches while her husband pocketed $50,000 from his FBI handler.
"I was a damn good wife," she said. "I would love to show up in that courtroom and say to him, 'Remember me?'"



  1. I never heard much about John Jr. But I did meet Michael back in 1970's handsome and classy. My mom dated Joe-Joe and I will say he loved and was very loyal to Sonny. Welcome home Sonny!

  2. Congrats sonny. Now just stay the fuck out of the bullshit and apologize to your son mike for being a deadbeat. Find god before you stand in front of him to be judged or youre fucked!!!

  3. In my opinion, any man that can make it in that life style that Sonny lived without getting killed is a straight up mans man he did what he had to do to survive. I have the up most respect for Sonny and Mike but no respect for a man that claimed to be a man but had to rat on his own father to keep his own ass out of hot water. Hopefully they can reunite and forgive and forget for there own sake. God Bless to the Franzese Family

  4. He's a useless f**k.couldnt walk and chew gum at the same time..totally useless..yestify against your own flesh and blood I hope he burns in hell..like the card that burned in his hands!!

  5. Most of these ducks couldn't work for a living if they tried and belong in mental institutions. The weakest members of society join these cuck clans of losers.

  6. I never have any sympathy for a female who calls her man "lazy." I don't see HER doing anything. I don't see HER working a job to make the bills. I see and hear of a lot of women that are like her and they're all the same. They use their gender to score the man THEY want... and when it doesn't work, then its HIS fault.

  7. Michael Franzese Said :1)"We are who we hang out with -we hang out wrong crowd ,your gonna be known _ be wrong type of person -they will influence you (persuade trick - fool you ) and you must surround self with the right people cause live in a world where there - a lot of distractions ?"2)Im the Mob ,guy again,it happens like this,we go right back ?so you must surround self with right people?3)Lefty Ruggieros He could make you laugh,SO i kind of liked him.But Ruggiero would often let his emotions &mouth run away with him.4) Jimmy Burke Crew Roberts Lounge Crew largest Heist -Burkes bar Roberts Lounge locatd leffertblvd rockaway blvd S ozone Queen Ny.5)Look it great ,when you have anything you can want at your disposal.because you have enough money to take care of it.6)in movie Good Fellas Henry Hill never walk thru back -but Karen / Henry Hill did go to Copa & saw rat pack sing.as well Jimmy Burke crew and Tommy DiSimone .7)You know that Hoffa did get on the wrong side of People,He got out of prison ,he was told to lay low,just to stay back,he refused,to do that,he didn't want to give up his position,there's no question ,he was taken out,by my (Franzese) former associates ,now the question where he buried,that what everyone wants to know,he not in meadowlands,NJ stadium,they'll never find him,Hoffa body,but you know you hear things,Let me put it this way,if you want to find Hoffa body,try to find his body you'd have to look in a very wet place?Friend came out of pris*n he record a tape have in my possession that tape spells out everything because he was with the shooter ?8.My dad John Sonny Franzese said he had affair Marilyn Monroe she told RFK he target my father put him in pen ?FOOTNOTE:( Sammy Bull Gravano said he heard a lot of rumors)Hit man that shot Hoffa went to Mike Franzese made a recording told him everything that happened July_1975?SO was it Irishman,Frank Sheeran?Steve/Tom Andrea? Marilyn Monroe was supposedly at Cal Neva lodge July28,1962 Weekend - Sinatra got upset with her -he told body guard to throw her out - rumor has it Sam giancana was there (may of plug her by way of the tunnels?) since Giancana and John Roselli (Sinatra) used Judith Campbell Exner, Jeanne Carmen, Marilyn Monroe among other women -to throw at JFK & RFK for their agenda ,motives & black mail ? John Roselli told Jeanne Carmen to leave La aug5,1962(marilyn demise) She went Scottsdale Az and Nov18,1963 Friedman and Roselli came there spent few days partied.JFK dallas 11-22-1963 ?The Mob & Joe DiMaggio hated Kennedys? June DiMaggio said MM suppose marry joe day she died and Joe dying on his lips now i see MM and Dimaggio golf with Sam Giancana friends TootsShor/Skinny Paul A'amato (cal neva /500 club atlantic City)..

    1. What's all this rambling mean? Nothing! U don't know what the he'll your talking about with Hoffa hit it was the west side genius..sally bugs....all that rambling u wanna sound important you don't know anything about Hoffa I don't care what "tape" u have in your possession..

    2. Oh yeah btw mike Franzese is full of shit he exaggerates himself into stories he's nothing but a low life fkn rat who couldn't handle the pressure and it was only because of his dad that he didn't get fkd in his ass in prison!!!

  8. I'm gonna take umbrage that the director of a rehab dated one of her patients while he was detoxing. That shit ain't cool. Not okay in any way at all. Everyone who works and/or is in recovery knows not to emotionally entangle themselves with someone new to sobriety. In AA it's called "13 Stepping" and am sure a rehab like Odessa fires people on the spot for that kind of misconduct, "He left me destitute." Bitch, please. It is there some rule I'm unaware of that says aspiring mob wives are prohibited from working for a living and self supporting? I'm sure she married him thinking he was her ticket to the good life, and in no time began fueling each others addiction. They sound like a match made in Ratchet Heaven. Just a couple of shitty junkies.