I asked to our Sortino relatives but it seems that there is no connection.
The names we are looking for are Francesco, Gaspare, Gabriele, Paolo and Rosario - recurrent names in our family.
Francesco went to the US in the 20's, after the death of his beloved wife. It may be very probable that "your Faillas" and our, coming form the same small place, could have visited each other when arrived in the U.S. This could be very interesting to know.