Sylvia C. Rodas-Dugal died as a result of injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident in Lynn early Saturday morning February 27. She was 25 years old. Born in Guatemala City, she was the beloved daughter of Mario L. Rodas and Silvia L. Dugal Rodas of Chelsea. When she was nine years old her family settled in Chelsea, she attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School. She continued her education at U.Mass Boston. Silvia worked these past years as an office receptionist with investment banking firms in downtown Boston Financial District. She enjoyed holidays, travelling around New England and Disney World in Florida and by spending time with her young son and younger siblings at home.
She is survived by her loving parents Mario L. and Silvia L. Rodas, her son George Chappell IV and his father George Chappell III. She was the dear sister of Mario A. Rodas, Kevin Rodas and Diana Rodas, all at home in Chelsea and is also survived by her maternal grandmother, Maria Hernandez, paternal grandparents Virginia Mazariegos and Jose Inocente Rodas, all of Guatemala.
Her Funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Saturday March 5, at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church, 133 Beach St., Revere at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m.. Funeral Home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit
Lifelong Chelsea resident
Beatrice (Feinberg) Sugarman, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, entered eternal rest on February 12. She was 90 years old.
She was the devoted wife of the late Jack Sugarman; beloved mother of Bruce and Karen Sugarman, Joel and Marise Sugarman and Moira Sugarman; adored grandmother of Gregory and Diana Sugarman, Joanne Sugarman and Joshua Sugarman; cherished great grandmother of Arthur Sugarman, Selena Chavarria and Jocelyn Lemus and dear sister of Miriam Seigal and the late Ida Mann and Harry Feinberg.
Uneral arrangements were entrusted to the Goldman Funeral Chapel, Malden. Interment was in Beth Israel #1 Cemetery, Everett.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Friendship House Inc., P.O. Box 916 458 Main St., Norwell, MA 02061. For on line condolences go to: www.goldmanfc.com
Joseph “Danny” Ahern
Well known entreprenur best known for “Danny’s Long Dog” on Revere Beach Boulevard
Joseph “Danny” Ahern passed away on February 28 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home where he had been receiving supportive care for the past several weeks. He was 86 years old.
Born in Providence Rhode Island, he was one of three children born to the late John Patrick and Annie (Mullen) Ahern. As a child, Danny was raised by his widowed mother and beloved aunt. Settling on Jefferson Avenue in Chelsea when he was a young boy, he attended schools in Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High School.
He enlisted in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant in 1955. Returning to Chelsea, he soon married Jacqueline C. Melanson and together began to raise their family of one daughter and three sons. They later moved to Lynnfield and resided there for many years.
A self-starter and young entrepreneur, Danny’s first business was a fruit stand that he operated on North Shore Road in Revere. But he was best noted for his later establishment, “Danny”s Long Dog” on Revere Beach Blvd., a well-known and fondly remembered Revere Beach Landmark.
Danny was remembered as selling Christmas trees to keep himself occupied during the off season. The stand was relocated by urban renewal to behind the beach to Ocean Ave where he continued operation until his retirement in 1984. About that same time Danny and his wife moved to Winthrop and spent many of their winters in Davie, Florida.
Danny was an avid golfer and all around sportsman with a lifelong penchant for of all things business related. He was a longtime member of both the Winthrop Golf Club and the Sagamore Social Club in Chelsea.
In addition to his parents, Danny was also preceded in death by his sister, Marie Bowe. He is survived by his ever-loving wife of 60 years, Jacqueline C. “Jackie” (Melanson) Ahern. He was the devoted father of Linda Ahern-Roth and her husband, Chip of Bedford, Jim Ahern and his wife, Natalie of Hingham, Danny Ahern and his wife, Chris of Cohasset and Toby Ahern and his wife, Marion of Andover. He was the cherished grandfather of Patrick and Jillian Ahern, Emily Roth, Katie, Rory, Molly, Madison and Grace Ahern; dear brother of Robert P. Ahern and his wife, Lyn of Brandon, VT and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service will be held in the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday March 4 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will follow in Winthrop Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston MA 02215.
Pastor Alberto Morales
Retired Pastor of Iglesia De Dios Pentecostal Christian Church MI of Chelsea
Retired pastor Alberto Morales of the Iglesia De Dios Pentecostal Christian Church MI passed away on Friday February 26 at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston following complications of a long illness.
Alberto Morales was born and raised in Rio Piedras Puerto Rico, one of nine children born to Eladio and Francesca Santos Morales. He received his early education in Puerto Rico and later studied theology at the Instituto Mizpa. He came to the Boston Area 36 years ago and served as a deacon in the Pentecostal movement before becoming an ordained minister in the Church.
In 1982 he was named Pastor of the Iglesias De Dios Pentecostal Christian Church MI, “Puerta de Refugio” located on Cary Avenue in Chelsea. He remained the pastor there until his retirement in 2008. Throughout his lifetime, Pastor Alberto was extremely devoted to family and church.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years. Maria L Garcia Morales of Boston. He was the beloved father of Marie Morales Johnson and her husband, Robert of Florida, Jose A. Morales and his wife, Ivette, Margarita Rosa and her husband, Norberto, all of Boston; cherished grandfather of Katherine, Ariel A., Karem, and Amarielis Morales, Alec and Margaret Johnson, Jose A. Morales, Jr., Nathaniel and Natalia Rosa. He was the dear brother of Oscar, Felix, Margarita, Francesca, Brunilda, Zenaida Morales, Carmen Class and Anna Morales and is also survived by his many nieces and nephews.
His Funeral was conducted from the Iglesias De Dios Pentecostal Christian Church MI, “Puerta de Refugio” on March 2. Services concluded with Interment at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Roslindale.The pastor’s body lay in state and solemn repose at the Church on March 1. Arrangements were entrusted to the Anthony Memorial/Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Homes of Chelsea.