A Long Island restaurant started a fundraiser to help a pair of siblings who lost their mother and father to COVID-19.
Ernesto Lemus worked for Spaghettini in Mineola for the past five years and played “an integral part” of the restaurant’s efforts to provide meals to front-line workers at NYU Winthrop throughout the pandemic, according to a GoFundMe page.
“Ernesto was a remarkable person, dedicated to his family,” fundraising organizer Angela Grigorakos wrote. “He will never be forgotten … His presence will be forever missed.”
Lemus and his wife, Sandra, recently contracted COVID-19 and died two weeks apart, leaving their two children behind, according to Grigorakos.
The staff at Spaghettini started the GoFundMe to help the children through such a difficult time.