There are 3 families that I know of who came from Afragola at the turn of the 20th century and lived in Mount Vernon.
Ralph and Genoeffa Corcione Castaldo arrived in Mt. Vernon in 1903 (Rafaele) and in 1904 (genoeffa).Fran - these are your grand parents.Ralph and Genoeffa had 6 children that lived:Frank, the oldest came with Genoeffa on the Italia in 1904; Joseph (JoJo); Pasquale (Patsy); Antonio (Tony); Eva; and Mary.
Ralph and Bella arrived to Mt. Vernon in 1913, I think.I have no info on them.
Louis Castaldo lived near Ralph and Genoeffa and I have no information on them either, except that Louis was in jail. I may be able to get some more info on them.
One of those latter two families had lots of children:among them Tom who had a big family as well.There is a John Castaldo (married to another Jackie) in new Rochelle, who I think is a relative of Tom.John has a fence company. If anyone knows this John and his fence company please tell me.