I just discovered this website and read all the entries from various "Melfi" descendants and you and I are related! My grandfather was Antonio Melfi and my grandmother was Maria Ponticelli! They settled in Providence, RI and had nine children. Unfortunately my grandmother passed away in 1938 at the young age of 50. It was shortly after the Hurricane of 38. She left nine children: Emma, Olga, Mildred, Clara, Evelyn, Agnes, Mitchell, Anthony (my dad) and Raymond. My grandfather died at the young age of 92 in 1976. To date, 6 of the 9 children are still alive, ages ranging from 96 to 79. My dad Anthony (1998), my uncle Mitch (1988?) and my Aunt Emma (2003)have since passed away. They all live in Cranston, RI with the exception of one, Olga, who lives in Florida. I would love to hear from you, or anyone else, to discuss our family lineage. It is a large family with many first, second and third cousins, many of whom I still see and keep in touch with. Please contact me as soon as possible so we can exchange information!