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|game = IV
 
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|locations = [[Alderney City]]<br>[[Little Italy]]
 
|locations = [[Alderney City]]<br>[[Little Italy]]
|leader = [[Mary Valvona]]
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|leader = [[Mary Valvona's Husband|Don Pavano]] <small>(until [[1990]])</small> <br /> [[Mary Valvona]] <small>(1990 onwards)</small>
 
|type = Italian-American Mafia family
 
|type = Italian-American Mafia family
 
|enemies = [[Pegorino Family]]
 
|enemies = [[Pegorino Family]]
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|businesses = Heroin Distribution<br>Loan Sharking<br>Extortion<br>Rackets<br>Labour Unions<br>Burglary<br>Prostitution
 
|businesses = Heroin Distribution<br>Loan Sharking<br>Extortion<br>Rackets<br>Labour Unions<br>Burglary<br>Prostitution
 
|fronts = [[Auto Eroticar]]
 
|fronts = [[Auto Eroticar]]
|members = [[Mary Valvona]]<br>[[Arthur Zepulla]]<br>[[Joe Corrola]]<br>[[Mario Venturella]]<br>[[Vito Menotti]]
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|members = [[Mary Valvona's Husband|Don Pavano]] <br> [[Mary Valvona]]<br>[[Arthur Zepulla]]<br>[[Joe Corrola]]<br>[[Mario Venturella]]<br>[[Vito Menotti]]
 
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The '''Pavano Family''', also called the ''Pavano Crime Syndicate'', is the second-most powerful of the Cosa Nostra [[The Commission|Commission]] families of [[Liberty City in GTA IV|Liberty City]] and is primarily based in [[Algonquin]]. The family is said to be controlled by 60 year old [[Mary Valvona]], along with her 40-year-old ex-lover [[Arthur Zepulla]] who is the family's official consigliere. Mary Valvona and Zepulla are suspects in the murder of her former husband and boss Mario Valvona in the 1990s. The ''Street boss'' was [[Joe Corrola]] until his death in 2008 he was in charge of the family's heroin distribution ring. [[Mario Venturella]] is the longest lasting lovers of Maria and is an [[Algonquin]] based cat-burglar. [[Vito Menotti|Vito Menotti]], a former Pavano hitman turned states against them in 2008.
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The '''Pavano Family''', also called the ''Pavano Crime Syndicate'', is the second-most powerful of the Cosa Nostra [[The Commission|Commission]] families of [[Liberty City in GTA IV|Liberty City]] and is primarily based in [[Algonquin]]. The family is said to be controlled by 60 year old [[Mary Valvona]], along with her 40-year-old ex-lover [[Arthur Zepulla]] who is the family's official consigliere. Mary Valvona is a suspect in the murder of her former husband and boss [[Mary Valvona's Husband|Don Pavano]] in the 1990s. [[Joe Corrola]] is a low level member and former lover of Mary, he is in charge of the family's heroin distribution ring. [[Mario Venturella]] is the latest lover of Maria and is an [[Algonquin]] based cat-burglar. [[Vito Menotti|Vito Menotti]], a former Pavano hitman turned states against them in 2008.
  
'''Pavano vs Pegorino War'''
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==Pavano vs Pegorino War==
  
 
[[Jimmy Pegorino]] looked at the Pavanos as a way of getting a seat in the Commission, so he organized a [[Pegorino's Pride|sit down]] with them at an old refinery, where he took [[Niko Bellic]] along to watch over the meet with a sniper rifle after he was recommended to Pegorino by [[Phil Bell]]. The sit down was a set up and the Pavanos attempted to whack Pegorino, who was saved by Niko. The Pavanos later suffered for their actions when Pegorino hired Bellic to [[Payback (GTA IV)|wipe out]] one of their crews that was meeting at [[Auto Eroticar]] in Alderney.
 
[[Jimmy Pegorino]] looked at the Pavanos as a way of getting a seat in the Commission, so he organized a [[Pegorino's Pride|sit down]] with them at an old refinery, where he took [[Niko Bellic]] along to watch over the meet with a sniper rifle after he was recommended to Pegorino by [[Phil Bell]]. The sit down was a set up and the Pavanos attempted to whack Pegorino, who was saved by Niko. The Pavanos later suffered for their actions when Pegorino hired Bellic to [[Payback (GTA IV)|wipe out]] one of their crews that was meeting at [[Auto Eroticar]] in Alderney.
 
==Members==
 
==Members==
 
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*[[Mary Valvona's Husband|Don Pavano]] <small> (Don, until [[1990]])</small>
*[[Mary Valvona]] - Boss.
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*[[Mary Valvona]] - <small>(leader, 1990 onwards)</small>
*[[Joe Corrola ]]
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*[[Arthur Zepulla]] - <small>(consigliere)</small>
*[[Mario Venturella]] - Mary's 21-year-old lover, a cat-burglar based in [[Algonquin]].
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*[[Vito Menotti]] - <small>(high-ranking hitman, 1990s - [[2008]])</small>
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*[[Joe Corrola ]] - <small>(drug trade, heroin distribution)</small>
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*[[Mario Venturella]] - <small>(Mary's 21-year-old lover, a cat-burglar based in [[Algonquin]])</small>
  
 
==Government Informants==
 
==Government Informants==
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==Notes==
 
==Notes==
*The Pavano family is similar to a Italian [[wp:Camorra|Camorra]] organization, which once had a female boss named [[wp:Rosetta Cutolo|Rosetta Cutolo]].
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*The Pavano family is similar to an Italian [[wp:Camorra|Camorra]] organization, which once had a female boss named [[wp:Rosetta Cutolo|Rosetta Cutolo]].
*Mary Valvona, could be based on Rockstar games interpretation of [[wp:Cathy Moriarty-Gentile|Cathy Moriarty-Gentile]] character ''Patti LoPresti'' from the film [[wp: Analyze That|Analyze That]] were she was a female Mafia Boss in New York City. No Italian-American crime families in [[wp:New York City|New York City]] or the United States ever had any female members. Females have only stayed as associates or "Comare" (name for mafia mistress). However, the wife or sister of a previous don taking over the family is much more common in Sicily-based mafia families.
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*Mary Valvona could be based on [[Rockstar Games]]' interpretation of [[wp:Cathy Moriarty-Gentile|Cathy Moriarty-Gentile]]'s character ''Patti LoPresti'' from the film [[wp: Analyze That|Analyze That]], in which she was a female Mafia Boss in New York City. No Italian-American crime families in [[wp:New York City|New York City]] or the United States ever had any female members. Females have only stayed as associates or "Comare" (name for a mafia mistress). However, the wife or sister of a previous don taking over the family is much more common in Sicily-based mafia families.
  
*The Pavano family could also be loosely based on the [[wp:Genovese crime family|Genovese crime family]]. The Pavanos are operating in some of the same areas as the Genoveses; in Manhattan (Algonquin) neighborhoods of [[wp:Harlem|Harlem]] ([[North Holland]]), and Central Park (Middle Park) the family also maintains a strong presence in New Jersey (Alderney). The Pavano family is ranked as the second-most powerful family in GTA IV, while the Genovese crime family is ranked as America's most powerful mafia family. In the [[Liberty Tree]] the Pavanos are rival enemies of the Gambettis ([[wp:Gambino crime family|Gambino family]]), similar to the real ''Genovese-Gambino'' rivalry.
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*The Pavano family could also be loosely based on the [[wp:Genovese crime family|Genovese crime family]]. The Pavanos are operating in some of the same areas as the Genoveses; in Manhattan (Algonquin) neighborhoods of [[wp:Harlem|Harlem]] ([[North Holland]]), and Central Park ([[Middle Park]]). The family also maintains a strong presence in New Jersey (Alderney). The Pavano family is ranked as the second-most powerful family in GTA IV, while the Genovese crime family is ranked as America's most powerful mafia family. In the [[Liberty Tree]] the Pavanos are rival enemies of the Gambettis ([[wp:Gambino crime family|Gambino family]]), similar to the real ''Genovese-Gambino'' rivalry.
  
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==

Latest revision as of 05:38, 12 April 2014

GANG
Pavano Family
PavanoFamily-GTAIV-members.jpg
Games: GTA IV
Locations: Alderney City
Little Italy
Leader: Don Pavano (until 1990)
Mary Valvona (1990 onwards)
Type: Italian-American Mafia family
Enemies: Pegorino Family
Affiliations: North Holland Hustlers
Vehicles: Sentinel XS
Sports PMP 600
Coquette
Turismo
Sultan
Weapons: Knife, Pistol, SMG, Uzi and Combat Shotgun
Businesses: Heroin Distribution
Loan Sharking
Extortion
Rackets
Labour Unions
Burglary
Prostitution
Fronts: Auto Eroticar
Members: Don Pavano
Mary Valvona
Arthur Zepulla
Joe Corrola
Mario Venturella
Vito Menotti

The Pavano Family, also called the Pavano Crime Syndicate, is the second-most powerful of the Cosa Nostra Commission families of Liberty City and is primarily based in Algonquin. The family is said to be controlled by 60 year old Mary Valvona, along with her 40-year-old ex-lover Arthur Zepulla who is the family's official consigliere. Mary Valvona is a suspect in the murder of her former husband and boss Don Pavano in the 1990s. Joe Corrola is a low level member and former lover of Mary, he is in charge of the family's heroin distribution ring. Mario Venturella is the latest lover of Maria and is an Algonquin based cat-burglar. Vito Menotti, a former Pavano hitman turned states against them in 2008.

Pavano vs Pegorino War

Jimmy Pegorino looked at the Pavanos as a way of getting a seat in the Commission, so he organized a sit down with them at an old refinery, where he took Niko Bellic along to watch over the meet with a sniper rifle after he was recommended to Pegorino by Phil Bell. The sit down was a set up and the Pavanos attempted to whack Pegorino, who was saved by Niko. The Pavanos later suffered for their actions when Pegorino hired Bellic to wipe out one of their crews that was meeting at Auto Eroticar in Alderney.

Members

Government Informants

  • Vito "Dog Meat" Menotti - a top-ranking hitman for the Pavanos since the 1990s, who is now turning states against them.

Notes

  • The Pavano family is similar to an Italian Camorra organization, which once had a female boss named Rosetta Cutolo.
  • Mary Valvona could be based on Rockstar Games' interpretation of Cathy Moriarty-Gentile's character Patti LoPresti from the film Analyze That, in which she was a female Mafia Boss in New York City. No Italian-American crime families in New York City or the United States ever had any female members. Females have only stayed as associates or "Comare" (name for a mafia mistress). However, the wife or sister of a previous don taking over the family is much more common in Sicily-based mafia families.
  • The Pavano family could also be loosely based on the Genovese crime family. The Pavanos are operating in some of the same areas as the Genoveses; in Manhattan (Algonquin) neighborhoods of Harlem (North Holland), and Central Park (Middle Park). The family also maintains a strong presence in New Jersey (Alderney). The Pavano family is ranked as the second-most powerful family in GTA IV, while the Genovese crime family is ranked as America's most powerful mafia family. In the Liberty Tree the Pavanos are rival enemies of the Gambettis (Gambino family), similar to the real Genovese-Gambino rivalry.

Trivia