We continue our look at some of the people we've lost to COVID-19 with the loved ones they've left behind.

On Tuesday night, we heard about Bernie Rubin, of Sharon, who died in April. He was 82.

Rubin was half of Bernie & Phyl's, a local regional chain of furniture stores.

His wife Phyllis and their daughter Michelle Pepe also contracted the coronavirus. All three were infected while in Florida, where Bernie and his wife lived a portion of the year.

While Bernie was in the hospital on a ventilator, Michelle cared for her mother, who also has MS, as she battled the coronavirus.

Bernie and his wife Phyllis
Bernie and his wife, Phyllis.
Courtesy of the family

Michelle said her dad was charming and treated everyone like they were best friends. She urged people to do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19.

"Wear your stupid masks," said Pepe. "It's not that difficult."

Then, with cases and hospitalizations continuing to rise, Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, from Boston Medical Center's Special Pathogens Unit, talked us through her concerns. She also answered some of your questions, including if and how you can safely see family this holiday.


Michelle Pepe - 1:30
Dr. Nahid Bhadelia - 18:50