Veterans who died of coronavirus honored in powerful photographs

An image of veteran Stephen Kulig is projected onto the home of his daughter, Elizabeth DeForest, as she looks out the window of a spare bedroom as her husband, Kevin, sits downstairs in Chicopee, Mass., Sunday, May 3, 2020. Kulig, a U.S. Navy veteran and resident of the Soldier’s Home in Holyoke, Mass., died from the COVID-19 virus at the age of 92. After saying goodbye to her father for the last time in person, Elizabeth slept in the spare bedroom upstairs for two weeks as a precaution against possibly infecting her husband.

An image of veteran Constance “Kandy” Pinard is projected onto the home she grew up in with her sister, Tammy Petrowicz, left, and brothers, Paul, center, and Brian Driscoll in Florence, Mass., Thursday, May 14, 2020. Pinard, a nurse in the U.S. Air Force and resident of the Soldier’s Home in Holyoke, Mass., died from the COVID-19 virus at the age of 73. Seeking to capture moments of private mourning at a time of global isolation, the photographer used a projector to cast large images of veterans on to the homes as their loved ones are struggling to honor them during a lockdown that has sidelined many funeral traditions.

An image of veteran Harry Malandrinos is projected onto the home of his son, Paul Malandrinos, as he looks out a window with his wife, Cheryl, in Wilbraham, Mass., Saturday, May 16, 2020. Malandrinos, a U.S. Navy veteran and resident of the Soldier’s Home in Holyoke, Mass., died from the COVID-19 virus at the age of 89.

An image of veteran James Mandeville is projected onto the home of his daughter, Laurie Mandeville Beaudette, as she looks out a window with her son, Kyle, left, and husband, Mike, in Springfield, Mass., Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Mandeville, a U.S. Navy veteran and resident of the Soldier’s Home in Holyoke, Mass., died from the COVID-19 virus at the age of 83.

An image of veteran Emilio DiPalma, is projected onto the home of his daughter, Emily Aho, left, as she looks out a window with her husband, George, in Jaffrey, N.H., Thursday, April 30, 2020. DiPalma, a U.S. Army WWII veteran and resident of the Soldier’s Home in Holyoke, Mass., died from the COVID-19 virus at the age of 93.

An image of veteran Samuel Melendez is projected onto the home of his nieces, Janet Ramirez, right, and Mary Perez, as they look out a doorway in Chicopee, Mass., Sunday, May 17, 2020. Originally of Puerto Rico, Melendez, a U.S. Army Korean War veteran and resident of the Soldier’s Home in Holyoke, Mass., died from the COVID-19 virus at the age of 86.

An image of veteran Francis Foley is projected onto the home of his wife, Dale Foley, left, as she looks out a window with their daughter, Keri Rutherford, in Chicopee, Mass., Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Foley, a U.S. Army veteran and resident of the Soldier’s Home in Holyoke, Mass., died from the COVID-19 virus at the age of 84.

An image of veteran Alfred Healy is projected onto the home of his daughter, Eileen Driscoll, left, as she looks out the window with her sister, Patricia Creran, in Holyoke, Mass., Thursday, May 7, 2020. Healy, a U.S. Army Korean War veteran and resident of the Soldier’s Home in Holyoke, Mass., died from the COVID-19 virus at the age of 91.

An image of veteran Chester LaPlante is projected onto the home of his son, Randy LaPlante, as he looks out a window with his wife, Nicole, and their sons, Evan and Blake, at their home in Amsterdam, N.Y., Tuesday, May 5, 2020. LaPlante, a U.S. Army veteran and resident of the Soldier’s Home in Holyoke, Mass., died from the COVID-19 virus at the age of 78.

An image of veteran Roy Benson is projected onto the home of his daughter, Robin Benson Wilson, left, as she looks out a doorway with her husband, Donald, in Holland, Mass., Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Benson, a U.S. Army veteran and resident of the Soldier’s Home in Holyoke, Mass., died from the COVID-19 virus at the age of 88.

An image of veteran James Sullivan is projected onto the home of his son, Tom Sullivan, left, as he looks out a window with his brother, Joseph Sullivan, in South Hadley, Mass., Monday, May 4, 2020. Sullivan, a U.S. Army WWII veteran and resident of the Soldier’s Home in Holyoke, Mass., died from the COVID-19 virus four days shy of his 100th birthday.

An image of veteran Charles Lowell is projected onto the home he shared with his wife, Alice, for 30 years as she stands at left with her daughter, Susan Kenney, in Hardwick, Mass. Saturday, May 2, 2020. Lowell, a U.S. Air Force veteran and resident of the Soldier’s Home in Holyoke, Mass., died from the COVID-19 virus at the age of 78.

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