Ed, I've been helping my wife dig into her genealogy a bit and we may have some information to help each other.She has a great-great grandfather named Joseph Battista (3/17/1875 - 6/5/1953), married to an Angelina Senco (1875-1911), but it appears their original names from Italy were Nunzio Giuseppe and Seneca Angelantonia.We have an original birth certificate for my wife's great-grandfather, Nicholas Joseph Battista (7/4/1900-5/28/1969), from the town of Pontelandolfo in Italy who appears to be the Nicholas you mentioned in your post.
It has been hard finding any information because most of the records made here in the U.S. have different names and they messed up the city name in Italy by calling it Tortelandolfo.It looks like Angelina died in 1911 and was buried in Waterbury, CT, where incidentally they have a Pontelandolfo Community Club, because of the many immigrants from this little town in Italy.
It would be great to cross-reference any dates/places you may have for Joseph and Angelina and their seven (?) children (Arthur, Nicholas, Felix, Victoria, Mary, Victoria (Dolly), and Anna).Do you have any dates/places for them?
Also, I'm interested to hear what additional information you have on Alice Marazzi, because according to our records she was the mother of Nicholas' wife Grace (Nicholas being the son of Joseph).That would mean that Alice was married to James Bussoni and had Grace Bussoni, then James must have died, and Alice remarried Joseph probably sometime after Nicholas married Grace (they were married in 1920).
Does any of this information jive with yours?My wife's grandfather was James Battista of Lansdowne, PA, and James' father was Nicholas.