Well, looks like we have a score on this one! I remember the Pizzanos well and based on what you have said I think they are the same ones. I remember going to a family reunion in Mass in the 1950's, lotsa Pizzanos there. I remember the scupturer Pizzano and I remember visiting his studio and seeing his religous statuary. I've been told he was quite famous. The Pizzano I remember best was Carl. And, I know we used to go to Revere all the time - cheez, that was so long ago. My grandfather who I think is Filomen's brother came, lived in Dorchester, left and returned around 1907. He had four children including my father Charles. They settled in Marlboro Mass. The older brother stayed in Marlboro, a sister lived in Newton and another sister lived in Framingham. They're all gone now. Strange how is that I am more interested in them now then before - what a shame.
In fact, I just searched the Ellis Island database and found my grandfather Pasquale Capone. He came to the US TWICE (from Torre le Nocelle). The first time was in 1899. He had a sister by the name of Filomena! I guess that means we're related! Cousins, huh.
I would love to fill in the family tree from the Pizzano side. Have you posted yours? I've posted mine but the Capone side lacks some cousins like the Pizzanos.
I'm living in Chicago, have been for 30 years. Married, 2 grown kids and 3 grandchildren. You? You must give me more info from you side and perhaps we can consolidate.
I'm really glad you responded and also really look forward to hearing more about you and your history as well. It's amazing what's transpired when those people came over from Italy all those years ago. You can reach me at my email address at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Looking forward to hearing from you.