I found your family in Providence in 1910 and 1920 showing they arrived in 1901 ( Gaetano "Thomas" Alba apparently came in 1899 per 1920 census, but 1901 per the 1910, but the record below, looking at the manifest, shows he came before they did)It shows Phillip Pinto's arrival 1902.
So, Ellis Island: 0012.Ferrara, Maria F 30y M Italian Mefsina 0013.Alba, Antonina F 11y S Italian Mefsina Nov 23, 1900 Naples on Bolvia
check out www.ellisisland.org.Registration is free.
I could not find Gaetano Alba's or Phillip Pinto's entry.
As for any connection, it really depends upon where he was from.Panepinto (if that was the original name) is a popular name.On the other hand, I am seeing quite a few Pinto entries.My great-grandparents entered as Panepinto and even the 1910 census shows a variation of that name.It indexed as Polipeno on ancestry.Somewhere between 1910 and 1920 they americanized it to Pinto.Interesting note is even his death certificate has americanized his parents' names, even thought they never came to America.
I am also understanding that it was the Marano side, not necessarily the Panepinto family that ended up in New Jersey.
Also, I was able to find each of the census records and the marriage records online.E-mail me if you need these.