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Those We Lost

A year later, pandemic deaths leave an unfillable void

Connecticut reported its first case of COVID-19 on March 8, 2020. In the year since, we've lost grandparents, mothers, fathers, siblings and friends.

GALLERIES: Those We Lost

North Stonington native saw strangers as future friends

Irene Johnson died due to COVID-19 last year at the age of 93. Family members say she was a throwback, the genuine article, a salt-of-the-earth matriarch whose influence on those she met spanned generations.

Day staff dedicates this week's Storyline podcast to those we lost to COVID-19

In this week's edition of The Storyline podcast, you'll hear the voices of Day staff members reading one-sentence obituaries they wrote about people from our region who died from complications of COVID-19.

Those We Lost: Jude Ebbinghaus

Jude Ebbinghaus of Groton touched the lives of thousands of children and adults through reading.

Norwich couple died together but alone

Richard and Maybelle Johnson, married 70 years, died Jan. 13, just hours apart, from complications due to COVID-19.

New London civil rights champion dies of COVID-19

Waldren T. 'Pokey' Phillips, a longtime judicial marshal, received a lifetime achievement award from the NAACP in 2017 for his work to combat discrimination and hate in the local community.