Paul Vario (July 9, 1914 – November 22, 1988) was a member of the U.S. Italian Mafia and a Caporegime in the Lucchese Family. Some reports say that he also was the Underboss of the Luccheses in the 1970s but was either demoted or resigned. Vario is a maternal cousin of Colombo crime family consigliere John Oddo and his brother, mobster Steven Oddo. He ran his own crew. Additionally Vario was thought to have held the position of acting underboss for Stefano LaSalle of the Lucchese crime family just prior to the conviction of then mob boss Carmine Tramunti and before Anthony Corallo became of the official leader. Under the rule of Corallo the Underboss rank went to Salvatore "Tom Mix" Santoro.