Sorry I did not reply to your inquiry sooner - I do not check these boards very frequently, and I did not receive an e-mail letting me know that someone replied to my post. I came back to the forum because someone else replied to an old post of mine and I actually did get an e-mail this time! I ran across your reply by accident!!
In any case, I spoke with my Dad last night (named Murray, after his father Mariano). Unfortunately, my Dad's parents had separated when he was relatively young, so he does not know that part of his family history very well. He learned much later in life that his father and his brothers came to the US and lived in Brooklyn. He believes that one of the brothers was named Joseph, but he's not 100% certain. He does know that Mariano was one of 5 brothers (not sure about any sisters).
I'd like to continue our conversation in e-mail rather than a public forum. Can you please send me an e-mail to my Hotmail account (MajorHavoc83@hotmail.com
). I hope to hear from you soon.
Gary Cacace (living in Westchester County, NY)