Antonio and Cosimo Mordente were brothers in Corletto Monforte (Prov. di Salerno)in the late 1800's. Their father was in NY for "business". When he got sick Antonio left the seminary and came to NY. Here he met Teresina Tarallo and decided that his future lay along a different path. In 1901 Luigi was born, folowed by Rosinella (Rose), Costanza (Connie), Giuseppina (Josephine), Angelina (Gilda), Immacolata (Olga), Ida (Edith), and Eugenio (Eugene). Originally living in Manhattan on E. 123rd St. the family moved to The Bronx, and then to Clinton Ave in Brooklyn. Their numerous children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren are spread out over the tristate area. There are sill Mordente family members in Corletto, and rumor has it that there is a monument to the Mordente family in the town center.