Mary Josephine Capone

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Mary Josephine Capone (Coughlin)

Birthplace: United States
Death: April 16, 1986 (89)
Broward, FL, United States
Place of Burial: United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Michael Coughlin and Bridget Gorman
Wife of Alphonse "Scarface Al" Gabriel Capone
Mother of Albert Francis Capone and William Knight
Sister of Hannah Coughlin; Anna Muriel Coughlin; Dennis Joseph Coughlin; Catherine Coughlin; Walter Coughlin and 1 other

Managed by: Alfred Vincent Carbone
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About Mary Josephine Capone

Per the book Uncle Al Capone by Deidre Capone, Al Capone's niece, Mae Coughlin was not the biological mother of Albert "Sonny" Capone. His biological mother died while giving birth to him. Theresa Capone (Al's mother) wanted Sonny to have a mother and even though the 20th century was well under way, arranged marriages were still perfectly common. She found a devout Irish Catholic woman, Mary (Mae) Coughlin, in her parish who was 20 years old, nearing spinsterhood iin se days. Mae was sterile due to a birth defect, and so when Theresa pleaded with her to marry Al and raise his son as herown, she agreed. She would be a devoted mother to Sonny and wife to Al for the rest of her life.

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Mary Josephine Capone's Timeline

April 11, 1897
United States
June 4, 1918
Illinois, United States
April 16, 1986
Age 89
Broward, FL, United States
United States