I am new to this whole forum thing and from the Marsicano branch of the family that were nephews and niece to Pope Pius XII... he was a part of the family. There is an excellent book written about the Marsicano branch of the Pacelli family when they first arrived in Pennsylvania, though the name currently escapes me. I can ask my grandmother about it next time I talk to her. By the way, I don't know of any of you know Joseph Ralph Marsicano (my grandfather), but he is in the later stages of Alzheimer's. As one of the first generation of Marsicanos to be born in America, I was hoping that someone who knows of him or about him might be willing to pray for his well-being and maybe let me know of any interesting anecdotes about him. Thank you all.