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Family Of Health Care Workers Has Now Lost Grandma To Coronavirus; Mom And Grandpa Died First

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The Aquino children of Los Angeles lost their mother and grandfather to the coronavirus last month. Last night, they also lost their grandmother.

Josie Aquino, 70, died of COVID-19 — exactly on week after the virus took her 44-year-old daughter Arlene Aquino, a nurse who worked in the Valley. Her 77-year-old husband, Fernando Aquino, died of the virus May 15.

The three had lived together in a house in Arleta with Arlene's children Ivy, 22 and son Adrian, 11.
Arlene moved from the Philippines to L.A. with her children about a decade ago, reuniting with her parents who had emigrated first.

Because the children are estranged from their father in the Philippines, Ivy is working to become her little brother's guardian.

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A family spokeswoman said the pain was too much for there to be any comments at this time.


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