Sorry to hear this about Nick and his family.
From the NY Post.
Prayers up, Mets fans, for The Pin Man.
Nick Giampietro, the popular staple at Shea Stadium and Citi Field for his pin-adorned Mets jersey and cap, was diagnosed this week with the coronavirus after his mother lost her life earlier this month to COVID-19. The Howard Beach resident’s father also currently is hospitalized in Queens due to the viral pandemic.
“Going to the games and interacting with everyone is something I have so much fun doing and I miss it right now,” Giampietro told The Post on Saturday. “I miss all of the camaraderie and all the love from the Mets fans. I just hope that everything gets back to normal, or somewhat normal, in the near future, as we all do.
“And I just want to tell everyone this is a really serious thing, and they should take every precaution they can. With God watching over us, hopefully we all can get through it.”Read more here.
Margaret Giampietro, 87, was admitted to the hospital on April 2, her son said. She immediately tested positive and died days later. She was suffering from dementia and had regular homecare from as many as five nurses, but doctors could not pinpoint where or when she was exposed to the virus. “We knew she was dying, but we couldn’t see her, and that’s what really sucks about this,” Nick Giampietro said, adding they had a very small funeral procession involving only immediate family, but they weren’t even allowed out of their cars at the cemetery. “We didn’t want her to go [to the hospital] initially, but she was not eating, and she wouldn’t even swallow any water or anything.“We were hoping she’d be able to get hydrated and get better at the hospital, but evidently the virus already had taken over."