Hi Linda, I'm a Tripodi from Toronto. My father ,Giuseppe, was also born in Podargani around 1904. He had an older brother Nino(?Antonino or Antonio who immigrated to New York and ultimately settled in Tonawanda. He had a son, Joseph, in Olean New York and three daughters - Catherine( in Philadephia)Marion(Tonowanda, and Josephine (Tonoawanda) . Your granfather is likely a cousin of my father and Nino as they are close in age. The other siblings included Concetta Musorrafiti whose family is presently in New York City, Domenica Piol whose family is in Canada, my father , Giuseppina ( deceased in Canada) and I think another sister Catarina also from New York. My grandfather married twice.Nino and Catherine were from the first wife and the others from the second. If we are related, you may be interested in knowing that Tony Bennett (Benedetto) is apparently a cousin.
My cousin Catherine in Philadelphia has apparently done some tracing of the family tree and may have more relevant information.