Why don't you write me at my email address since some of the info you asked about is about living people and it's not cool to put their information online. Just click on my name to see my email address. I don't want to type it here or all the spam programs will copy it!
I just tried my website and got on it ok. Did you copy it the with CAPS on ALBUM? It won't work otherwise. I didn't see the baby picture of your dad there, but I will scan it and send it to you on AOL.
Nicknames were very popular in Italian families. Of course, there were so many named Michael Normandy or Normandia that you couldn't tell them apart without nicknames. That's why your Uncle Mike was called Sonny, my brother Mike was called Buddy, etc. Your father was named after your great-grandfather, Joseph Gallo, who was a Lt. in the Italian army. Your great-grandmother was Asunta Theresa Cerace who was born in Rome, Italy. She is buried in Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens Co, NY.