Life Under Coronavirus

Episode 8: The funeral homes

The coronavirus crisis is hitting funeral homes across Long Island. For Rich D’Andrea of Raynor & D’Andrea Funeral Homes, that means an inundation of families needing help with the business of end-of-life. Where his facilities once housed huge crowds and rooms brightened by a marching band or motorcycle to honor the dead, ceremonies now have to be limited to a few people in a mostly empty room. “It’s a different world in our industry right now,” says D’Andrea in Episode 8 of Newsday Opinion’s “Life Under Coronavirus” podcast.