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Peter van Agtmael

BRINGING DIGNITY TO THE DEAD 05.21, Queens, NY Francisco James, resident funeral director at Leo F. Kearns Funeral Home, checks some of the bodies held in a refrigerated container. In an eight-week surge of COVID-19 deaths in New York last spring, the funeral home served 350 families; typically it handles about 75 deaths during a two-month period.


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