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We reviewed 284 death certificates. Here's what we found out about those lost to COVID-19

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Since March 2020, more than 400 people in the Berkshires have died of COVID-19.

They were fathers and mothers, siblings, life partners. They came from the Berkshires, the rest of the United States, and the world.

To learn more about them, The Eagle obtained and analyzed 284 death certificates.

This is what we can say about the people we lost, from those certificates.

This information was taken from death certificates across the county. See an error or want to add a name? Email fparis@berkshireeagle.com.

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Anup Singh, second from left in top row, with his wife and children in 2010. Singh was the first resident of Berkshire County to have COVID-19 listed on his death certificate.

Anup Singh was the first person with COVID-19 listed on his death certificate in the Berkshires.

He was born in 1948, in Jamshedpur, India. He had a master's degree and had worked in electrical engineering. He was married.

He died on March 21, 2020.


Two were priests. One-sixth were veterans. Many worked in manufacturing: What we know about COVID-19 deaths in Berkshire County

In their lives, they were artists, General Electric workers and civil servants.

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Lucille Schulberg Warner in her New York City apartment at age 96. 

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James John Leonesio died of COVID-19. He loved visiting the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams. 

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Stanley and Hilda Farnum often were to be found enjoying adventures outdoors, family members say. Stanley died during the pandemic. 

Francesca Paris can be reached at fparis@berkshireeagle.com and 413-447-7311, ext. 239.

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