In the small mountaintop town of
As a child, Augusto Iorio was surrounded with a love for music from his father who made and sold pipe organs and accordions. As Augusto grew, he began tuning church organs and learned the magical sounds of the accordion itself.
Years later, Augusto Iorio married Francesca Villani and settled in her seaport town of
Augusto with his brother Amedeo and his son Frank as a trio, toured the countryside of
One year later in 1907, the Iorio Accordion Factory was established at 44 Baxter Street in the heart of Little Italy with a combination of accordion makers, musical instrument lessons and copyrighted music composition.
While on a business trip to
As business flourished in 1939, it expanded with the opening of the Carl Fischer Factory and in Candido’s home garage at
After the death of Candido, his son Amedeo and his grandson Kenny took over the business, moving it to
Who would have dreamed that the tinkering & tuning of organs and accordion plus an ocean voyage to a new country (
So what is my relationship to the Iorio Family?
Joseph (Sr.) & Frances (Leone) De Clemente (my Parents)
Joseph was a son of Angelo & Gilda (Iorio) De Clemente
Gilda, Candido & Frank Iorio were children of
Augusto & Francesca Iorio
(my Great Grandparents)