I am from upstate NY but my grandfather was born and raised around Newark, NJ.
His name was Peter (born in 1916)
His family consisted of a brother named Euguenio, and two sisters, Elsie and Lucy(d).
Their parents were Nicola and Felicetta (maiden name was Bongorna - I think).
He had an uncle named Alfred who dies in 1996 in NJ.
I am not sure if this helps a little but it might help make somee connections.
I am trying to find out more from my grandfather's brother and sister and will be happy to share.
Let me know if anythings pans out. firstname.lastname@example.org