Women listen on Ash Wednesday at St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco on February 26, 2020.

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(CNN)Monsignor Sam Sirianni tried to pray, but he couldn't help thinking about the day ahead, when he would preside over a funeral for four members of the same family.

The Fusco family has been devastated by Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Besides the four who died, two other relatives are hospitalized.
The large Italian Catholic family are devout members of their parish in Freehold, New Jersey, said Sirianni. He remembers the 11 Fusco children flocking around Grace, the matriarch, who died on March 18, at age 73.