My name is Laura Whitney. My grandfather, Domenico Pagliaroli, was born in Isola di Liris (not sure of spelling?) in 1887. I remember my grandfather talking about a priest, Father Quattrociocchi, with great respect. Grampy said it was Father Quattrociocchi who made his immigration to the United States possible. I don't know the details, but probably he helped with money and filling out papers, since my grandfather could not read or write very well. I think my grandfather's mother's name was Angeline, and he had between 10 and 15 brothers and sisters. He was the oldest. Grampy remembers having a donkey when he was 9 years old, and loading bits of wood on the donkey to take down the hills to the paper mill on the Isola. Grampy also had a favorite little sister, Virginia, who later became a nun by the name of Suora Natalina. She worked as a nurse in the Military Hospital of Roma. 65 years after he said goodbye to her, I went to Italy at the age of 15 years and found her, and many other relatives. She was so sweet.
If you know of any history of the Pagliaroli family on Isola di Liris, perhaps you could let me know. Good luck on your family search.