Neighbors to light up homes in honor of Long Island family ravaged by COVID

BETHPAGE, Long Island (WABC) -- Neighbors will light up their homes this Valentine's Day in support of a Bethpage family ravaged by COVID.

It all began when Sara Pascucci became overwhelmed after the death of several of her family members due to COVID.

Her 61-year-old father Anthony Pascucci, died January 15 from the coronavirus, and his sister and Sara Pascucci's aunt, 70-year-old Connie Pascucci, died a week before him, also from COVID.

Amidst all the heartbreak, Pascucci's grief was compounded after receiving a nasty letter demanding to know why the family's Christmas lights hadn't been taken down.
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"It's not something you want to receive after everything that we've been through," Pascucci said.

She says that putting up holiday decorations was a passion of her father, and the anonymous letter became a rallying cry throughout the neighborhood.

So on Sunday night at 6:45 p.m., Pascucci's neighbors will simultaneously light up their homes in Anthony Pascucci's honor.

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