Al Capone’s Irish love song
The unlikely duo were married in 1918. Mae was two years older than her husband. She grew up with her immigrant parents, Michael and Bridget, in what has been described as a middle class home in Brooklyn.
She lived with Capone in Chicago, later moving out to Long Island. After Capone was arrested, it’s easy to believe he would have pined for his loyal wife and even written a love song to her.
Capone died at the young age of 48, while in prison. He was buried in Chicago.
Mae, on the other hand, eventually moved to Florida. She lived another 40 years, until 1986, when she died on April 16, at the Hollywood Hills retirement home.
Then again, if some of our Al Capone experts are to be believed, Mary “Mae” Coughlin Capone will live once again next month, when a recording of her notorious husband’s love song, “Madonna Mia,” is released.
You can’t make this stuff up.