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"But Vito is only nine. And dumb-witted, he never speaks."
―Signora Andolini[src]

Signora Andolini was the wife of Antonio Andolini and mother of Paolo Andolini and Vito Andolini.


Signora Andolini's life was shattered when Don Ciccio murdered her husband for refusal to pay protection. Her elder son, Paolo, swore to avenge his father, but this resulted in his death as well, causing further heartbreak.

Desperate to keep the life of her youngest son, Signora Andolini visited Don Ciccio and begged him to spare her only son. The Don refused, and she held a knife to his throat, allowing young Vito to escape, before she was shot by Mosca with a lupara.

Many years later, Vito achieved vengeance, stabbing Don Ciccio with a knife after killing his two enforcers, Mosca and Strollo.

Farther into the future, her son would marry and sire a family of his own, posthumously making Signora Andolini the paternal grandmother of Sonny, Frederico, Costanza, and Michael Corleone.

Personality and traits

Like the rest of her family, Signora Andolini was fiercely protective of her loved ones and thought nothing of giving her life to save Vito's.

Behind the scenes

In the novel, what happens to Signora Andolini is unknown. Signora Andolini's first name is never revealed- Signora means "Mrs." in Italian.

Signora Andolini was portrayed by Maria Carta in The Godfather Part II.