This web site is dedicated to the memories of six brothers from Toritto who left their village in search of a better life. They came, one by one, and started families. I’ve traced much of their lives through family stories, Ellis Island, and the microfilm records at the Family History Center. I’ll continue to add to the site as I get new information.
Here’s to Domenico, Giuseppe, Raffaele, Angelo, Antonio, and Vito, sons of Giovanni Paccione and Marta Lavista Paccione. Domenico arrived first followed by Giuseppe. Giovanni, over the years, brought the Raffaele, Angelo and Antonio to America. There is a ship record that indicates the sister, Rosa also came to visit.
Their brother,Antonio did not emigrate. His children left Toritto in the 1950’s and settled in Canada.
The family worked olive farms and owned property in Toritto. At Giovonni's death his oldest son, Domenico b1882, inherited the property. Domenico left the property to his nephew, Dominico, son of Antonio, who still lived in Toritto.
Alternative spellings of Paccione found while doing this research: Pacione, Pacerione, Pacciona, Peccione, Pacciane, Pacciene, Pacciono, Poccione. These spellings were used for various Paccione from Toritto going through Ellis Island.