In early May 1983, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway’s grandfather, a mob associate by the name of Jimmy “The Brute" DiNatale, died. His funeral was attended by Philip “Crazy Phil” Leonetti, who was both a convicted killer and at one time, an underboss of the Philadelphia-area mob family, according to Philly Voice.
Leonetti has recently confirmed that he and his friend, Lawrence “Yogi” Merlino, another convicted killer and onetime capo, or captain, in the crime family, attended the funeral of Conway’s grandfather. They attended because DiNatale was a “friend.” Many other members of the Bruno/Scarfo crime family also attended the funeral after Conway’s grandfather died of cancer.
When her grandfather died, Conway was 16 years old. Conway ran President Trump’s campaign and is now a counselor to him. She never speaks of her grandfather when discussing her South Jersey past.
Conway’s mother, Denise Fitzpatrick, admitted that her father was associated with the mob in a Daily Mail story.