Obituaries 04-20-2023

Raiza Yuberkys Martinez

November 25, 1987 – April 10, 2023

Raiza Yuberkys Martinez passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 10 in her home in Piqua, Ohio.  She was 35 years old.

Born in Carolina, Puerto Rico, she was raised in Revere, the loving daughter of Yazmin Rivera of Chelsea and the late Orlando Martinez. 

Raiza attended Northeast Vocational School in Wakefield studying Graphic Arts and Design, she graduated in 2005.  She enlisted in the US Air Force in 2005 serving in Security Forces NCO at Andrews Air Force Base and was Honorably Discharged in 2008

In her lifetime, Raiza was a dedicated stay at home Mom. She enjoyed hiking, cooking, reading and spending time with family and friends.  She is remembered for her beautiful smile, positive attitude towards any situation and her thoughtfulness and generosity.  Her kind and uplifting words will always be cherished. 

She is lovingly survived by her beloved companion, Jonathan Kirkpatrick.  She was the loving mother of Sayuri, Cheyenne, Geryko and Atreyu;  dear sister of: Orlando Martinez, Jr., Joel Martinez, Tanya Martinez and Norland Martinez.  She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

Relatives and friends attended visiting hours on Wednesday, April 19th at the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea.  Committal Services will be held today, Thursday, April 20 at 10:45 a.m. at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA.

For online guest book or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit:

David Rodriguez

December 3, 1964 – April 11, 2023

Lifelong Chelsea resident, David Rodriguez passed away on Tuesday, April 11. He was 58 years of age.  Born and raised in Chelsea, he was one of 13 children of Marta Cedeno of Chelsea and the late Ramon M. Rodriguez, Sr.

David attended local schools and worked as a general construction laborer, painter and all-around handyman. 

He grew up as a member of St. Rose Parish, served as an altar boy in his younger days and forever remained a prayerful and spiritual individual. 

In his lifetime, he was a motorcycle enthusiast and also enjoyed martial arts, music and dancing, entertaining family and friends, watching action movies and sports. And he was very proud of his Puerto Rican upbringing and heritage.  He is fondly remembered for his favorite saying; “It’s never good-bye, it’s see you later.”

In addition to his father, David was also predeceased by brothers: Ramon, “Ray Jr.”, Billy and Felipe. He is lovingly survived by his mother, Marta Cedeno, his children: Milagros, Darcelle, Chantele, Sabryna, and Julianna; stepchildren: Kellie, Charlene, Sean and Brandon, his siblings: Silvia, Israel, Martita and her husband, Jose, Tony and his wife Mary, Wilfredo, Candida, Nancy, Alexandra, and Fernando; his longtime companion, Anna, mothers of his children, Kathy and Edna, 24 grandchildren and 19 greatgrandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and his many friends.

A memorial gathering and visiting hours were held on Tuesday, April 18 at the Welsh Funeral Home in Chelsea with a prayer service and service of remembrance.  A private inurnment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. For online guest book or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit:

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