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Lynda Morgenroth

Bernice (Goldberg) Chesler, 69, a widely read travel writer and author — known as the Bed and Breakfast Ambassador because of her influential guidebooks and seminars for innkeepers — died in her Newton home September 4. Mrs. Chesler’s books and appearances helped to popularize the bed-and-breakfast movement in the U.S. as an alternative to the impersonality of hotels and motels. Her copiously researched guidebooks, which presented practical information with enthusiasm and charm, grew from her own interests and zestful approach to living. A vastly energetic, capable, and creative woman — slender, tall, and graceful — Mrs. Chesler was diagnosed with… Read more »