My great grandfather was Joseph Paonessa. He married my grandmother Stella Redmond in October of 1918 in Hermon, St. Lawrence County, New York State, USA. Stella's obituary says he died in April of 1942. (My father's recollection is 1932.) New York Census of St. Lawrence County indicate that Joseph Paonessa was born at sea and his parents were born in Italy. My father recollects some family of Paonessa side near Niagara Falls, but unable to recall names or anything specific. I would like to know how to find out who his parents were. Any and all suggestions are welcome at this time, as I seem to be at a dead end on this line of my family. I thank you in advance for reading this post and for any insight you may be able to pass on to me.