Family details experience of running Brentwood funeral home during pandemic
The pandemic has changed the way Long Island's funeral homes are operating.
Grant Funeral Home has been a fixture in the Brentwood community for decades. News 12 reporter Caroline Flynn's grandparents started the business 66 years ago,
Flynn says her grandfather died in 1998 and her grandmother has barely missed a day of work since.
The only way to contact Georgia Grant now is through the door of her home, where she has been quarantined for the last two months.
"I'd go back to work right now if I could," said Grant. "But knowing what the consequences would be — I've learned to cope and I'm staying home."
Grant says she has never seen anything like this.
Mike Grant Jr. says he has worked 16-18 hour days, seven days a week during the pandemic. The amount of funerals Grant Funeral has performed over the last two months has more than tripled a typical spring.
Logan Casey has been working with clients to help make arrangements online.
The family says they cling to each other during the toughest of days.