- "I've got some bad news. I feel rotten about telling you this, but Fanucci, he's got a nephew..."
- ―Signor Abbandando[src]
As well as Genco, Signor Abbandando also had another son, who moved away from his father in the mid 1920s. He took in Vito Corleone from Sicily in the early 1900s, and the young boy repaid his gratitude by working in the shop, earning a good living, and later, the means to support his wife Carmela and young son, Sonny.
The Black Hand
However, in 1917, Abbandando was forced by Don Fanucci to fire Vito and replace him with Fanucci's nephew Sandiago. Abbandando reluctantly agreed and sadly told Vito the bad news; Vito calmly accepted it and gave Abbandando heartfelt thanks for taking him in and teaching him how to make a living. As he left, Abbandando still feeling regretful offered to send a large box of free groceries to Vito, but the young man gently refused.
Behind the scenes
He was portrayed by Peter LaCorte.