But he still had time to put his fellow mobster in his place.
Joseph "Shorty" LaMantia was in the same federal prison at the same time as Frank Calabrese Sr. and his son, Frank Jr.
Some East Coast mobsters were there too, and LaMantia made the mistake of introducing Frank Sr. to them.
There's a special way one made guy introduces to other made guys to one another.
LaMantia did just that.
The only problem is that LaMantia wasn't made into the Chicago Outfit.
In one of the secretly recorded converations between Calabrese Sr. and Jr., the father relates how he blasted LaMantia.
"I said, what the f--- you introducin' me to that guy like you were made guy for? The man thinks you're made, doesn't he? Shorty, don't you f------ introduce to nobody again. Nobody."
Another time, Frank Calabrese, describes how he and a group of killers were waiting to whack somebody. He says they were "at a party."
And LaMantia drops by with some sandwiches, running into Angelo "The Bull" LaPietra.
"One time he brought sandwiches to us. We were gonna have a party. Okay? And the Bull brought him and brought him in and he's seen and he got f------ scared. He thought the party was for him.
"And uh, the Bull says, put the sandwiches over there and he said, do you see all these guys here? He says, they're all men. You go wait in the car."
"You shoulda seen him," Frank Calabrese Sr. tells his son.
"He didn't even wanna look at us. We were sitting, we were all, we were ready. We were all dressed up, uh, ready to, uh, dance."