Those we have lost come from every walk of life - first responders, educators, celebrities, politicians, doctors, nurses, and many, many others.
We will never forget any of those taken from us.
Here are some of the people from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut who have lost their lives:
Anthony and Elizabeth Giogianni
Anthony and Elizabeth Giorgianni, better known as Rocky and Betsy, were married for over 61 years. They died within days of each other.
We remember Anthony and Elizabeth Giorgianni, who were better known as Rocky and Betsy, and were married for over 61 years. They always loved the Jersey Shore, and held a deep appreciation for the preciousness of life. May God bless them both. pic.twitter.com/eSiPvEdIgj— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) May 22, 2020
He led Bangladesh Society of New York for many years. Kamal Ahemd also spent decades catering to dignitaries, diplomats and presidents as a banquet worker at the Millennium Hilton Hotel at One United Nations Plaza in Manhattan.
The owner of Conrad's Famous Bakery in Brooklyn learned to bake out of necessity to help feed his large family. Ifill was a fixture in central Brooklyn's Little Caribbean neighborhood, known for his generosity and his nine rum fruit cake.
Dr. James Mahoney, doctor at University Hospital in Brooklyn
Family and colleagues are mourning the loss of a beloved Brooklyn doctor who died from COVID-19. University Hospital in Brooklyn has seen its share of deaths during the coronavirus pandemic, but the loss of Dr. James Mahoney has shaken the staff to its core.
NYPD School Safety Agent Melvin Rascoe
The NYPD announced the death of School Safety Agent Melvin Rascoe, who battled the disease for almost a month and a half. Melvin served with the NYPD for nearly 15 years and kept thousands of students in Queens safe.
In a stark reminder that #COVID is not yet behind us, today we lost School Safety Agent Melvin Rascoe, who served with the NYPD for nearly 15 yrs, keeping thousands of students in Queens safe. Our prayers, today & every day, are with his family, friends, & coworkers.#NeverForget pic.twitter.com/pIZmtTb3m2— Commissioner Shea (@NYPDShea) May 14, 2020
Charles Roberts, Glen Ridge police officer
Glen Ridge Police Officer and PBA Local 58 member Charles "Rob" Roberts died from COVID-19. Roberts is being remembered as a staple in his community who was known for his smile.
Dr. Gerald Glisson, Principal of Paterson's Eastside High School
Gov. Murphy paid his respects to the principal of Paterson's Eastside High School Dr. Gerald Glisson, who died of COVID-19.
Dr. Gerald Glisson served as the principal of Paterson’s Eastside High School for the past three years. He was a beloved and respected presence, not to mention a role model. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, his community, and with every life he touched. pic.twitter.com/OJUBbgd916— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) May 5, 2020
Capt. Andrew DiMaggio, New Rochelle firefighter
31-year veteran Capt. Andrew DiMaggio died of COVID-19. The New Rochelle Fire Department announced his death in a Facebook post and called him "what every firefighter aspires to be."
George Anthony Callas, NJ resident who had Down Syndrome
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy memorialized 'Georgie' Callas. Callas was only 27 years old when he passed on Friday. He had Down Syndrome, and while he could not communicate verbally, he would always show his love by showering the people he knew with hugs and kisses.
George “Georgie” Anthony Calles was only 27 years old when he passed on Friday. He had Down Syndrome, and while he could not communicate verbally, he would always show his love by showering the people he knew with hugs and kisses. May God bless him. pic.twitter.com/JcEGFNxyBu— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) May 4, 2020
Luis Fernando Marulanda, 9/11 hero who helped pilot NJ ferries
Luis Fernando Marulanda came to the United States from Colombia when he was 22 years old. He was a longtime employee of NJ Transit and NY Waterway. He helped pilot the ferries that shuttled residents back home across the Hudson River on 9/11.
Luis Fernando Marulanda came to the United States from Colombia when he was 22 years old. He was a longtime employee of @NJTRANSIT and @ridetheferry. He helped pilot the ferries that shuttled residents back home across the Hudson River on 9/11. Our hearts are with his loved ones. pic.twitter.com/sMOq6gWpVm— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) May 4, 2020
Michael Conners Sr., Newark, NJ police officer
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy tweeted "Michael Conners Sr. had three loves: family, cars, and work. He proudly served the people of Newark as a police office for 26 years. On behalf of our state, we thank him for his selfless service and we keep the whole Conners family in our prayers."
Michael Conners Sr. had three loves: family, cars, and work. He proudly served the people of Newark as a police office for 26 years. On behalf of our state, we thank him for his selfless service and we keep the whole Conners family in our prayers. pic.twitter.com/3NJ2p8UPgn— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) May 4, 2020
Edward Ciocca, White Plains firefighter
White Plains Professional Fire Fighters IAFF Local 274 announced the death of Deputy Chief Edward Ciocca due to complications from COVID-19. He is remembered as a loving father, devoted fireman, a leader and a caring friend.
He was a second-generation firefighter who served for 35 years and rose to the rank of Deputy Chief just like his father.
Stanley Heneson, NYPD
Traffic Enforcement Agent Stanley Heneson died from complications related to COVID-19. Stanley, who was assigned to the Brooklyn Traffic Enforcement Unit, dutifully served the NYPD and the people of New York City for more than six years.
With my deepest sorrow, I announce the passing of Traffic Enforcement Agent Stanley Heneson yesterday from #COVID. Stanley dutifully served the NYPD & the people of NYC for more than six years.— Commissioner Shea (@NYPDShea) May 3, 2020
Today & every day forward, we hold Stanley close to our hearts & vow to #neverforget. pic.twitter.com/XaYm4OLsXE
Paul Cary, FEMA volunteer paramedic
Paul Cary, 66, was a volunteer paramedic from Colorado, who volunteered for assignment at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City.
trol and Prevention on coronavirus