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New York City, U.S.
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|Portrayed by||Don Costello |
Joe Paulino (voice)
Don Victor Stracci was an old-fashioned Don from Staten Island, Victor had strong views on prostitution, believing it to be an immoral practice.
Victor Stracci began his businesses in the 1930s, posing as a legitimate hauling company in New Jersey with his brother Mario, before eventually spreading out to become leader of one of the Five Families. While a peace-loving individual, his brutality during business and other necessary occasions led to him becoming infamous, one of two men given the soubriquet "The Butcher of New Jersey" (the other being Fabio Satriani)
Role in the warEdit
Victor embraced the scheme of Don Emilio Barzini to unite against the Corleone family and force them into the heroin trade. He was present at the sitdown where the families convinced Don Vito Corleone to accept drug trafficking in his territory and guarantee peace. His family was seen as the weakest of Corleone's enemies at this point, due to Tattaglia's alliance with Barzini.
- "Good, I want there to be peace between our families."
- ―Victor Stracci[src]
On the day of Michael Corleone's revenge, Victor was on his way to a peace meeting, with the Corleone Don and Aldo Trapani. He was exiting the elevator with an associate when Peter Clemenza, who was about to enter the elevator, revealed a shotgun concealed in a flower case and proceeded to kill them both.
Personality and traitsEdit
Stracci is referred to as an old fashioned Don, like Vito Corleone, hence why he will not deal in prostitiution, but he was also shrewd enough to realise that he needed to accept drug trafficking due to the waterfront location of his operations. He was a warm-hearted individual who craved peace particularly at the end of the war, and his final words were expressing his desire for peace to Aldo Trapani.
In the novelEdit
In the novel only Emilio Barzini and Philip Tattaglia are killed at the baptism. Stracci remains an ally of the Corleones, who sued for peace along with fellow survivor Ottilio Cuneo. He was also an old friend of Nick Geraci, who attempted to use Stracci and Frank Greco as part of a plan to resign Michael Corleone from the Commission, but the Don relayed this information to Michael, who had Geraci executed. Also, the Don was known as Anthony Stracci, as opposed to Victor.