Hi this message is for Daniel Grioli (or of course anyone else who might have info):
Couldn't help but notice that a few of the surnames you mentioned are also in my family's line. (Vasile, DiStefano, DiMartino...not to mention a huge number of Carfi, Scillieri and Fiorilla members. Seems there were alot of arranged marriages between these families.)
I originally checked this message board because I remembered when I was very, very small, my grandfather Giuseppe Carfi had a very close friend in NJ (or actually a relative...possibly a cousin) named Giuseppe Occhipinti. This Giuseppe Occhipinti's wife's name was Frances. As far as I know, they immigrated to NJ from Santa Croce Camerina and built a life here. Giuseppe and Frances are godparents to one of my uncles. I know they had children, but I haven't a clue what their names are...they are probably in their 60s and 70s now.Giuseppe Occhipinti was probably born around 1900, since he and my grandfather were about the same age.