Adalyn “Ade” Santos
August 24, 1962 – June 27, 2022
Adalyn “Ade” Santos, 59, of Chelsea and Arroyo, PR, went to sleep to await the return of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, June 23, 2022 surrounded by her loved ones.
Adelyn, also known as Ade, (Negra to her husband) was born in Bronx, NY on August 24, 1962, the daughter of Benjamin and Gloria Santos. She was the oldest of four siblings: Miriam, Benjamin and Daniel Santos.
Ade was always a very social butterfly and known for her bright and contagious smile. She enjoyed frozen yogurt, dancing, dominos, cards, bingo and a peaceful floating in the pool.
Ade, a fire and domestic violence survivor, will always be remembered for her strength and courage. As a young mother of three, she went back to school for her GED. Later in life, she also studied and achieved her Child Development Associate (CDA) Certification while working as a Teacher’s Assistant for C.A.P.I.C Head Start in Chelsea. She was a good friend, known for volunteering and caring for her fellow man and family. She was a faithful member of the St. Rose Church De Lima of Chelsea. She is loved greatly and will be missed by all who knew her.
Ade was predeceased by her parents, her in-laws and bonus daughter, Jessica. She is survived by her husband, Adalberto Morales (Edy/Negro) daughter, Cristina, son-n-law, Jonathan, grandsons, Jaelon and Jeremiah Sullivan, her daughter, Ada, son-in-law Frankie, grandchildren, Zeleniece, Aidan, and Adalius Rivera; her son, Robert, Jr. and granddaughters, Anastasia and Juliette Rivera; her bonus children: Daisy, Adalberto (Tito), Heriberto, Maria, Juan (Joselito) Jose Antonio, Omariya, Angelica, Glory, and Adalberto and their families. She leaves her loving memories to also be cherished by her siblings, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and her church community.
Relatives and friends attended a funeral service honoring and celebrating Ade’s life by gathering at the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Wednesday June 29 and her funeral will begin from the Welsh Funeral Home today, Thursday, June 30 at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Rose of Lima Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea at 10 a.m. Committal services will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery, 111 Main St., South Bridge at 1:30 p.m.
For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit: www.WelshFH.com.
Of Arizona, formerly of Chelsea
Pete Tierney was born in Chelsea on June 20, 1957 to Fred and Claire (Gillespie) Tierney and was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Kenneth and sister, Gwen (Tierney) Olson. He is survived by his children: Patrick, Kate Lachapelle, Ryan and Pauline. He also leaves nine grandchildren and three surviving sisters: Karen Madden of Plymouth, Gail Beatrice of Bridgewater and Patty Johnson of Powhatan, Virginia.
Pete was married to Laurie Newell of Saugus, then to the late Lillian Foley of East Boston. He is survived by his dear companion, Cherie Courtier of San Diego.
Pete was a proud graduate of four fine schools, Our Lady of Assumption in Chelsea (1971), Essex Agricultural and Technical High School in Hathorne (1975), Northeastern University (2000) and Simmons College (2004) (both colleges are located in Boston.)
As a teenager, Pete traveled to Ireland three times and loved every minute of it. Pete said he “used to be Irish” because he found out how American he was by being in Ireland.
Pete was a Registered Health Information Administrator (medical records specialist) as well as a program director/instructor at Bryan University in Tempe, Arizona.
After his wife Lillian passed away, Pete did some substitute teaching at a local high school. Pete was active with his high school alumni, Essex Aggie Alumni Association. He served for a time as its president and editor of its biannual newsletter. Pete considered himself an amateur historian of the Aggie and its Alumni.
Pete wanted to be remembered as having a heart bigger than his head. While not a cat person, he did love all animals. Pete often said he was a poor kid from Chelsea, but in reality, he was very rich because of the women he loved, his family and his many lifelong friends.
If Pete had any last words, it would be from Story Corps, David Isay: “Thank you, I love you, I forgive you and please find it in your heart to forgive me of any of my transgressions against you.”
Interment will be at San Tan Memorial Gardens in San Tan Valley, Arizona.