I had such a great response from vj (thanks again) that my wife wants me to try to find her father's family.
Problem is, she isn't sure of anything, names/places/dates except for her father, Tomasso Paone, born about 1912. He had a sister, Concetta (who married a Salvatore Damiano) and a brother, Bernardo who was a police officer in Rome.
She isn't even sure of the town. It appears to be either Gimigliano or Gagliato near Catanzaro. Tomasso (thomas) emigrated in the mid to early 1950's to New Jersey. That's about all she has.
Hello my mothers family name is Paone...she is from the town of Tiriolo where 60% of the residence there have the last name Paone. Tiriolo is about 9 miles from the city of Catanzaro. Tommaso is not familiar to me most of the relations are "Dominico" I have a family tree and will double check.