WOW! I am excited about finding your message. My grandfather was Alfred Scott Pell, shortened from Pelliccia.
His father was Atilio Pelliccia, born in Beverly Farms, MA. He married Mary Mastrofrancesco, from Fondi, Italy - born 25 Jul 1901. She died 9 Sep 1970 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Although I was three when "Grandma Mary" died, I remember sitting on her lap, rocking me in the rocking chair, and singing to me in Italian.
Atilio and Mary had three children - Vera, who married Daniel Buccino. She still lives in Connecticut; my grandfather Alfred Scott Pell, who was born 26 May 1920 in bridgeport, CT, and died 27 Jan 1988; and Josephine, born 25 Sep 1932 and died 12 Mar 1994 in New Jersey. The family lost track of Josephone at some point.
It sounds as though we have some common history - please email me to discuss!