Angela “Big Ang” Raiola is the niece of Salvatore “Sally Dogs” Lombardi, a deceased captain of the Genovese crime family. Angela, a single mother of two, has two sisters and four brothers. She has always strived to be popular with “the mob”. On the show, she is portrayed as the peacemaker of the group with her easy going personality and pacifist ideals. Raiola resides on Long Island and owns the bar “The Drunken Monkey”.