Kay,I don't know if this is the same family of Patronella's I'm looking for but my great-grandmother came to the USA from Corleone Sicily with her brothers. They ported in New Orleans just like your husbands family and then they settled in Bryan, Texas.Her name was Angelina Petronella.I have a copy of her marriage license (married in Bryan - 1887 to my great-grandfather - Felippe Paternostro.) He also came from Corleone Sicily, ported in New Orleans and ended up in Bryan.I don't know if they met after they got to Bryan or knew each other before.I don't have any of her brothers names but I think her fathers name was Frank.I have a copy of her death certificate too.She and my g-grandfather moved to the Dallas area soon after they were married.If you have any other info that may tie my family and your husbands family I would be estatic!!I haven't been able to find anything on the Patronella side.I've tried looking up the cemeteries,but then so many Italians changed their names during the early 40's.My grandfather changed his name in 1941 so he could work with an American name.Also my g-grandmother, Angelina Patronella was a chubby woman. I guess most Italian women were back then! Let me know!! I figured maybe her brothers had stayed in the Bryan area.